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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


**Please note that the University is currently working on alternative plans (should they be needed) due to COVID-19 regarding Orientation and Placement Testing. We will continue to share more information on our website as plans change and/or evolve.**

During New Student Orientation, you will get to know current and new students, learn information about campus resources, meet your academic advisor, and register for classes. New Student Orientation is a mandatory program.

If you already registered for orientation, check your Rangermail for more information.

If you are unable to access the reservation system AND you can access SOLAR/Ranger Mail, please email orientation@uwp.edu for assistance.

 

*If you have already activiated your account, please scroll down the webpage to register for you orientation session.

ORIENTATION FOR SUMMER & FALL 2020

Info available by: Dates available February 1
Registration opens: March 1

Once your account is activated, register for your orientation session:
 

First Year Student Orientation
New, first year students (freshman) or transfer students with less than 12 credit hours.

Dates for Students starting in Fall 2020

  • June 16
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • June 30
  • July 9
  • July 21
  • July 23
  • July 29

Reminder: you must take your Placement Tests at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled Orientation or you will be asked to reschedule your Orientation to a later date. 

Times
7:15 am - 4:30 pm

Student Orientation schedule of events will be available May 1.

Location
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center

Cost
$125
The Orientation & Course Placement fee is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee.

Family & Guests
Families & guests are more than welcome to attend Orientation.  Please note that the student orientation and family 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.

Family/Guest Orientation schedule of events will be available May 1.

Cancellation, Reschedule & No-Show
Rescheduling to a different Orientation session or cancelling a reservation may be done without a fee until 8 am central time 3 business days before the date of your session.

Due to costs incurred by New Student Services, a $25 fee is assessed to students or guests who change their date or cancel later than 8 am central time 3 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.

Making a Reservation
Registration will open March 1. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information. 

If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

 

Transfer Student Orientation
Transfer students with more than 12 credit hours.

Dates for Students starting in Summer or Fall 2020

  • June 10
  • June 23
  • July 8

Reminder: you must take your Placement Tests at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled Orientation or you will be asked to reschedule your Orientation to a later date.  If you are unsure if you need to take your Placement Test, please email placement@uwp.edu.

Times
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Student Orientation schedule of events will be available May 1.

Location
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center

Cost
$125
The Orientation & Course Placement fee is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee.

Family & Guests
Families & guests are more than welcome to attend Orientation.  Please note that the student orientation and family 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. 

Family/Guest Orientation schedule of events will be available May 1.

Cancellation, Reschedule & No-Show
Rescheduling to a different Orientation session or cancelling a reservation may be done without a fee until 8 am central time 3 business days before the date of your session.

Due to costs incurred by New Student Services, a $25 fee is assessed to students or guests who change their date or cancel later than 8 am central time 3 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.

Making a Reservation
Registration will open March 1. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information. 

If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

 

Summer Start Orientation
Transfer students that will be starting classes in the Summer should attend this session.

Date for Students starting in Summer 2020

  • April 13 - **This date has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Those students who are starting in Summer 2020 will receive an email with further instructions. For questions, please contact orientation@uwp.edu for further information.**

Reminder: you must take your Placement Tests at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled Orientation or you will be asked to reschedule your Orientation to a later date.  If you are unsure if you need to take your Placement Test, please email placement@uwp.edu.

Times
9 am-12 pm
Student Orientation schedule of events

Location
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center

Cost
$125
The Orientation & Course Placement fee is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee.

Family & Guests
Given the brevity of the programming & session, guests are discouraged from attending.

Cancellation, Reschedule & No-Show
Rescheduling to a different Orientation session or cancelling a reservation may be done without a fee until 8 am central time 3 business days before the date of your session.

Due to costs incurred by New Student Services, a $25 fee is assessed to students who change their date or cancel later than 8 am central time 3 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.

Making a Reservation
Registration will open on March 1. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information. 

If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

 

Early College Credit Orientation
High School students who have been approved to participate in the Early College Credit program.

Date for Students starting in Fall 2020

  • August 21

This is the only Orientation date for the Early College Credit program.  You must attend this Orientation if you will be participating. 

Times
8 am-12 pm
Orientation schedule of events

Location
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center 

Placement Tests
If you are planning to take any Math, English, or World Language course you must take the Placement Test on August 3, 2020, at 8 am. Registration for Placement Testing is now open.

Register for your Placement Test

Cost
There is no cost to attend Orientation or to take the Placement Test.  

Family & Guests
Each student is allowed to bring ONE Family Member or guest.  They will attend the same Orientation program as students, however Family Member/Guests will not participate in the academic advising/course registration portion of the Orientation. 

Failure to Attend
Failure to attend will result in being unable to participate in the Early College Credit Program during Fall 2020.

Making a Reservation
Registration will open on May 1. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information. 

If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

 

International Student Orientation

Graduate, Exchange, and Degree Seeking International Students.

ORIENTATION DATE(S)
August 27 - 28  |  8 am–4:30 pm

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

Please check your Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior for more information regarding the Orientation programming.

PLACEMENT TESTING DATE
August 26| 8 am-12 pm

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.  Please check your Ranger Mail account 3 business days prior to Placement Testing for more information.

LOCATION
Orientation: Student Center Alumni Room

COST
$125
The Orientation & Course Placement fee is charged to the student's SOLAR account and is part of the $260 New Student Fee.

MAKING A RESERVATION
You will be registered by the staff in New Student Services for Placement (if required) and for Orientation.

If you are an Adult Learner (age 25+), a Re-Entry Transfer or Re-Admit student that has been gone for more than five academic years or a Veteran, you should register for the Summer Start Session.  If you are unable to attend the Summer Start Session you should register for Transfer Orientation.  If you need assistance, please email orientation@uwp.edu

If you are a Veteran, you should register for the Summer Start Session.  If you are unable to attend the Summer Start Session you should register for Transfer Orientation.  If you need assistance, please email orientation@uwp.edu

For more information on Veterans Services at Parkside, click here.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Email orientation@uwp.edu or call 262-595-2721

NEW STUDENT SERVICES

Phone:
 
262-595-2721
 
Orientation: orientation@uwp.edu 
Placement:  placement@uwp.edu 
Early College Options:
 
eccp@uwp.edu 

 
Address: 

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