Fall Freshman Welcome

Fall First-Year Welcome

Hey, Fall Class of 2022! Save the Dates

In addition to the in-person Summer Orientation and the online orientation in Canvas, all first-year/freshmen transfer students (commuter and living on-campus) are required to attend the First-Year Fall Welcome programs. This is the second part of your orientation to UIS. Recent assessment of our August programming has found that students that participate in all sessions have greater academic success and are more likely to return to UIS in their second year than students that miss/skip sessions.

We are working to create programming to help you become a more effective student, get acclimated to campus, meet your classmates, and have fun before classes start on Friday, August 19!

First-Year Fall Welcome  - Please hold these dates on your calendar. Take these dates off work. The schedule will be available in late July. *subject to change in consideration of COVID-19 mitigation.

Monday, August 15

Move-in for First-Years living on-campus (Check UIS webmail for information from Residence Life). Commuter Student Meet 'n Greet 6:15 p.m.  Request off work.

Tuesday, August 16

Please reserve this date for mandatory First-Year Fall Welcome programs. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

Wednesday, August 17

Please reserve this date for mandatory First-Year Fall Welcome programs. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

Thursday, August 18

Please reserve this date for mandatory First-Year Fall Welcome programs. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

Friday, August 19

First Day of Classes

Welcome Week Begins!

Spring Orientation

Spring First-Year Welcome

Hey, Spring Class of 2022 ave the Date!

In addition to the in-person January Orientation and the online orientation in Canvas, all first-year/freshmen transfer students (commuter and living on-campus) are required to attend the First-Year Spring Welcome programs Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15. This is the third part of your orientation to UIS. Recent assessment of our programming has found that students that participate in all sessions have greater academic success and are more likely to return to UIS in their second year than students that miss/skip sessions.

We are working to create programming to help you become a more effective student, get acclimated to campus, meet your classmates, and have fun before classes start on Tuesday, January 18!

Wednesday, January 12

Move-in for First-Years living on-campus (Check UIS email for information from Residence Life). All students should have finished their Online Orientation in Canvas by today.

Thursday, January 13

All Students check-in for your In-Person Orientation. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please reserve this date for mandatory Orientation programming. Request off work. 

Friday, January 14

Please reserve this date for mandatory First-Year Spring Welcome programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

Saturday, January 15

Please reserve this date for mandatory First-Year Spring Welcome programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

Tuesday, January 18

First Day of Classes

Spring Welcome Week begins!