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 Summer/Fall 2023.

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


August 29 (registration opens May 1)


7:30 am-3 pm

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

As Needed| Online

Students that are required to take the Math and English Placement Tests will be notified. All undergraduate degree seeking students and students who DO NOT have transferable Math or English credits will be required to take Placement Testing.  Placement Testing can be done online, register here. 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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