NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside!
You have made a great decision to become a Ranger and our job in New Student Services is to ensure that you have a smooth and successful academic and social transition to Parkside! Whether it be during your placement test, Orientation or right when you get on campus to start the semester - we are here to support you every step of the way!
All NEW First Year and Transfer students MUST take both Math and English Placement Tests two weeks prior to attending Orientation unless you have satisfactory transfer credit.
Only students starting in Summer or Fall 2018 are eligible to take placement tests at this time. Placement Test reservations for students starting in Winterim/Spring 2019 opens by November 1, 2018.
Click to learn more about and to register for Placement Tests.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is required for all First Year, Transfer and Youth/Course Options students.
Only students starting in Summer or Fall 2018 are eligible to attend Orientation at this time. Orientation reservations for students starting in Winterim/Spring 2019 opens by November 1, 2018.
Click to learn more about and to register for Orientation.
First Year Student Retreat
Ignite Your Passion. Ignite Your Purpose. Ignite Your Plan.
Ignite is an overnight, off-site retreat held the first weekend of the Fall semester (September 8-9, 2018) designed to assist 50 new first year students with their transition to Parkside.
Click for more information about and to register for Ignite.
Women in Leadership Learning Community
Women in Leadership aims to assist students in positively transitioning to college, with a focus on developing skills and knowledge that will contribute to academic, professional, and personal success, ultimately forming a support network that will encourage retention and graduation.
Click to learn more about Women in Leadership Learning Community