• Fall Orientation
  • Spring Orientation
  • Fall Orientation

    Hey, Fall Class of 2021! Save the Date

    All first-year students (commuter and living on-campus) are required to attend August Welcome programs. This is the second part of your orientation to UIS. Recent assessment of the August Welcome program 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 20!

    A draft schedule will be available in late June 2021 *subject to change in consideration of COVID-19 mitigation.

    Monday, August 16

    Please reserve this date for mandatory Orientation programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

    Tuesday, August 17

    Please reserve this date for mandatory Orientation programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

    Wednesday, August 18

    Please reserve this date for mandatory Orientation programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

    Thursday, August 19

    Please reserve this date for mandatory Orientation programming. There will be daytime and evening activities. Request off work.

    Friday, August 20

    First Day of Classes

    *Schedule subject to change. Final details will be available in late July.

  • Spring Orientation

    Hey, Spring Class of 2020!
    Save the Date for Spring Launch at UIS!

    Thursday, January 9

    • 7:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m - Spring Orientation continued (students, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided today)
    • 3:30 p.m. - Spring Orientation concludes. Families depart for home.
    • 3:30 – 5 p.m. - Spring Welcome.
    • 5 – 5:45 p.m. - Dinner for first-year students (included in student’s Orientation Fee).
    • 5:45 – 9 p.m. - Evening activities: Women’s & Men’s Basketball (optional).

    Friday, January 10 Semester Launch

    • 8:30 a.m. - Orientation Leader Meeting and Breakfast.
    • 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Semester Launch mandatory sessions (Lunch: Residential Students use your meal plan money. Commuters, use your conference card.)
    • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. p.m. - Dinner (included in student’s Orientation Fee)

    Saturday, January 11

    No Semester Launch Programming. Student Union and Food Studio closed.

    Sunday, January 12

    • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. - Food Studio Open for meals. No Semester Launch Programming.

    Monday, January 13

    First Day of Classes and beginning of Spring Welcome programming.

    Can’t wait to see you!
    The Orientation Team

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