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New Student Services

Phone: (262)595-2721
Orientation: orientation@uwp.edu 
Placement:  placement@uwp.edu 
Early College Options: yopcop@uwp.edu 
Address:  900 Wood Rd
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Location:  Student Center D105 
Parking: Parking Lot A 

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New Student Orientation

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

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.

Orientation for semester

Information available by Registration opens by
Summer/Fall 2018 Dates Availiable Below March 15
Spring 2019 October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018


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

First Year Student Orientation

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

Dates for Students starting in Fall 2018
June 28
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

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
7:00am-4:30pm
The Student Orientation schedule of events will be available on March 15.

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 11 and under). These fees will be charged to the students’ SOLAR account. A Family/Guest Orientation schedule of events will be available on March 15.

Cancellation, Reschedule & No-Show
Rescheduling to a different Orientation session or cancelling a reservation may be done without a fee until 8:00am 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 8:00am 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
Reservations will be open March 15. 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 Student Orientation
Transfer students with more than 12 credit hours.

Dates for Students starting in Fall 2018
June 27
July 11, 25
August 22

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
10:00am - 3:00pm
The Student Orientation schedule of events will be available on March 15.

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 11 and under). These fees will be charged to the students’ SOLAR account.  A Family/Guest Orientation schedule will be available on March 15.

Cancellation, Reschedule & No-Show
Rescheduling to a different Orientation session or cancelling a reservation may be done without a fee until 8:00am 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 8:00am 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
Reservations will open on March 15. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information.  If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

Transfer Express Student Orientation

Transfer Express Student Orientation
Transfer students with 60 or more credits, adult learners (over the age of 25), re-entry/re-admit students that have been gone from Parkside for more than 2 academic years and Veterans.

Dates for Students starting in Fall 2018
April 9
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15

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
9:00am-12:00pm
The Student Orientation schedule of events will be available on March 15.

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 8:00am 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 8:00am 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
Reservations will open on March 15. 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

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 2018
August 23

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

Times
10:00am-3:00pm
The Orientation schedule of events will be available on March 15.

Location
University of Wisconsin – Parkside Student Center 

Placement Tests
If you are planning to take any Math, English or Foreign Language course you must take the Placement Test on August 7 at 8:00am. Registration for Placement Testing will open on March 15.

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, 2018. 

Making a Reservation
Reservations will open on March 15. Please watch your Ranger Mail account for more information.  If you have not activated your NetID and password, please click here for instructions.

Please note that all Placement Testing and Orientation confirmations and information will be sent to your Ranger Mail account. Please check this regularly for important information and updates from Parkside.

 

Have Questions?

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

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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