Welcome to #RangerNation! Your Ranger experience starts here! Your New Student Orientation (NSO) session provides you with opportunities to build community, help you learn about being a student at Parkside, and guide you through the course registration process. 

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

1. Activate your Parkside Account, if you haven't already.
2. Take your Placement Test, if you haven't already. Placement exams must be completed at least 48 hours before your New Student Orientation.
3. Register for Orientation. All first year students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session.

*First Year, Transfer, and International students should visit the appropriate page for further information on their next steps.


This information is for BACHELORS LEVEL students starting in the Winter/Spring 2024.

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


January 24

*Registration will open on November 1.


8:30 am- 2:30pm

All International Students will be asked to complete course registration prior to Orientation. More information on course registration can be found here.


The schedule for the day will be available on November 1. 

As Needed| Online

All undergraduate degree seeking students and students who DO NOT have transferable Math or English credits from an institution within the United States or ACT/SAT test scores will be required to take Placement Testing. 

Placement Testing is being done online only. For instructions on how to complete testing, please visit the Placement Testing website and scroll to the middle of the page and click the link that reads "Accessing Placement Exams". There you will find step by step instructions as well as an instructional video on how to complete testing. You can take the exam on your own time and at your own pace. Please note you must have a secure internet connection.

The Orientation & Course Placement fee is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee.

After you have made your flight/arrival arrangements, please share that information with International Student Services.



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


Orientation: orientation@uwp.edu 
Placement:  placement@uwp.edu 
Early College Options: eccp@uwp.edu

900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Location:  Student Center D105 
Parking: Parking Lot A 
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