All first-year students (commuter and living on-campus) are required to attend Welcome Week programs. This is the second part of your orientation at UIS. Recent assessment of the Welcome Week 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 for Welcome Week will be available in late June 2021 *subject to change in consideration of COVID-19 mitigation
Hold August 17, 18, and 19 on your calendars for Welcome Week. Programming will take place in-person and virtually. There will be daytime and evening activities. Make sure to request time-off from work.
Hey, Spring Class of 2022! Save the Date for Spring Semester Orientation at UIS!
All new first-year students, commuter (living at home) and residential (living on-campus), are required to attend the mandatory Spring Semester Orientation Wednesday, January 12, Thursday, January 13, and Friday, January 14. We have a number of sessions scheduled before classes start 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, 2022! Registration for Orientation will open in early November and a draft schedule will be available then.