In-Person "Taking Care of Business" (optional)
We will have in-person "Taking Care of Business" sessions on campus. Students will be able to tour campus, meet with staff members from different offices on campus to learn more about the resources available, and have their questions answered. You will be able to register from your UIS Admission Status page. This is a free session.
- Thursday, January 10. 9-20:15 a.m. (Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 16. International Students (F1 visa holders) please see information about International Student Orientation)
You will receive emails when registration opens in early December. You have access to our online orientation on your UIS Canvas dashboard (you will need to log in with your NetID and password).
Welcome Transfer Events (optional) January 12 and 13
New Transfer students are encouraged to attend "Foundations for Success" a series of workshops, presentations, and tours to help establish a strong foundation for a successful transition to collegiate life at UIS on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13. Registration now open, and must be submitted by January 4, 2024. This is a free program.
New Student Guidebook 2023-24
Our Guidebook is available online at go.uis.edu/Guidebook. You can find helpful information about University resources for new students, abbreviations and lingo used on campus, UIS history, and information from offices like University Bursar, Financial Assistance, the iCard Office, the UIS Webstore, emergency alerts, and more.
Undergraduate Transfer Student Advising
Please make sure you meet with your academic advisor (see information below) and register for classes even if you do not complete the online orientation or attend the in-person orientation. The AdviseU application can help you identify your academic advisor, as well as make an appointment with your academic advisor. Click to Find Your Advisor. You can make an appointment with your advisor by using the AdviseU web application.
Make sure you are attending to items in the Confirmed Student Checklist and complete them before classes begin or during the first week of classes.
Academic Advising is not available at the Taking Care of Business events.
Graduate Student Advising
If your Program Advisor is not listed on your offer of admission, you can use the Find Your Advisor application to identify your advisor. You can also reach out to your academic department and ask for the contact information for your Program Advisor. Your Program Advisor will have your semester courses for you. Some departments will register you for your department courses. Others will tell you what classes you should take. You will then go online and register for classes. Make sure you are attending to items in the Confirmed Student Checklist and complete them before classes begin or during the first week of classes.
New undergraduate transfer and graduate students enrolling in the:
- summer or fall semester can register for classes beginning the 2nd Monday in April
- spring semester can register for classes beginning the 2nd Monday in November