In-Person "Taking Care of Business" (optional)

  • Thursday, August 22, 3-10:15 a.m. (Day before classes start).
  • Take a campus tour and find your classrooms, meet our helpful staff, and get your questions answered.
  • Free session! Registration closes August 21 at 11:59 p.m. (Walk-ins welcome!) 

International Students (F1 visa holders) please see information about International Student Orientation).

Undergraduate Transfer Student Welcome Event (optional)

New undergraduate 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 Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22. Registration will open in early July, and must be submitted by August 2, 2024. This is a free program.

New Student Guidebook 2024-25

  • Your one-stop digital shop for navigating UIS! Find information about resources, campus lingo, UIS history, and more. 
  • The 24-25 edition will be available on May 1, 2024.


Meet with your academic advisor (Transfer Students) or Faculty/Program Advisor (Graduate Students) and register for classes even if you do not participate in any of the orientations. The Find My Advisor app should identify your advisor. Undergraduates, you can make an appointment with your advisor by using the AdviseU web application. Graduate students email your Faculty/Program advisor directly for an appointment.

Complete the Confirmed Student Checklist before classes begin (immunization records are due before August 23).


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

Once you have met with your advisor you can find your time ticket for Registration and register for classes.