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 your next steps:

1. Activate your Parkside Account, if you haven't already.
2. Register for Orientation. All international students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session.  
3. Prepare for or complete your Placement Test (undergraduate students only). Placement exams allow you to pre-register for your prefered course schedule. You can complete testing prior to arrival or complete testing during New Student Orientation. 

*First Year, Transfer, and Adult(25+)/Re-entry/Re-admit students should visit the appropriate page for further information on their next steps.


This information is for BACHELORS LEVEL students starting in the Summer/Fall 2024.

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


Friday August 30 & Monday September 2


8:30 am- 2:30pm both days

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


A PDF copy of the Schedule for August 30 is available for you to review.

Option 1: Complete online prior to arrival

Option 2: Complete during New Student Orientation on Friday August 30 at 1:00pm

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 can be completed online prior to New Student Orientation or students can complete testing during New Student Orientation. For instructions on how to complete testing online, 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.

Undergraduates that do not take the Placement Test prior to arrival will be required to take the exams on Friday August 30 at 1:00pm.

$125 |The Transition Programming 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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