Welcome to #RangerNation. Your Ranger experience starts here! Your New Student Orientation (NSO) session provides you with the opportunity to meet other incoming Rangers as well as current students and staff, learn about student life at Parkside, and get you registered for classes. 

You're almost there! Here are you next steps:

1. Activate your Parkside Account, if you haven't already.
2. Review your Math & English Placement if you haven't already. 
3. Register for Orientation. All first year students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session.

*Transfer, Adult, & Re-entry/re-admit students should visit the appropriate page for further information on their next steps.


This information is for students starting in the Summer/Fall 2023 term.

We can't wait to welcome you to campus! Please read below for your next steps in committing to UW-Parkside.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

All incoming first year students starting classes in summer/fall 2023 term are required to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) session. 

Below are the New Student Orientation dates for students starting classes in summer/fall 2023. Please register for an open session. 

June 14 (FULL)   June 17 (FULL)   June 20 (FULL)  June 23

July 14   July 29

At this time, our June 14, 17, and 20 sessions are at capacity and we are unable to accommodate more students. 

*Are you a student who lives more than four hours from campus? Please email orientation@uwp.edu for more information regarding your options of attending an August Orientation session.

Welcome Webinars

Admitted to Parkside but not quite where to get started? Want to speak with someone who can review your next steps with you? Consider attending a Welcome Webinar. Welcome Webinars will be hosted once a week May - August. You can register for one below!

May 17 | 12pm   

May 22 | 5:30pm

May 30 | 12pm

Do you know your English/Math placement? We ask all students review their placement prior to Orientation. You can find information on how to do so on our placement website.


Wanting to jump into your Ranger experience? Our online pre-orientation modules will help you get ready to attend your New Student Orientation session this summer. Come back in June to check them out!


Schedule of Events


You will be able to interact with the following campus departments at your orientation session:

  • Advising and Career Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • University Dining & Ranger Card
  • University Bookstore
  • Student Health, Counseling, and Accessibility Services
  • And many more!



The Transititon Programming fee ($125) is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee. This fee will appear on the student's first tuition bill from the University. Additional information regarding fees can be found on our New Student Fee website.

Family & Guests

Families and guests are more than welcome to attend NSO. Please note that the student orientation and the family/guest orientation are separate but concurrent programs. The cost to attend is $35 per person ($20 per child 2-11 years old, free for children 2 and under). These fees will be charged to the students' SOLAR account. 

Cancellation & No-Shows

Due to costs incurred by New Student Services, a $25 fee is assessed to students who change their NSO date or cancel later than 8:00 am CST three business days prior to their scheduled session or do not show up for their scheduled Orientation session. 

Changes/updates can be made by logging back into the database or by emailing orientation@uwp.edu



Should you have questions about NSO or your next steps please contact us at orientation@uwp.edu or by phone at (262) 595-2721.

Student Engagement & Connection

Phone: 262-595-2721
Orientation: orientation@uwp.edu 
Placement:  placement@uwp.edu 
900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Location:  Student Center L104
Parking: Parking Lot A 
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