RANGER RESTART: Updates, resources, and FAQs

Ranger Welcome

Ranger Welcome is the oldest campus tradition at Parkside!  Held the first week of classes, the week is packed with events and resources to welcome you to campus. Plus there is free food and Parkside swag!

Please note, this year Ranger Welcome will take place both virtually and on-campus. 

For students in the Parkside Promise Program, you will attend our kick off speaker Curtis Zimmerman and New Student Convocation in person at the Cinema in the Student Center. For all other first year students, you will be able to stream both events right here on our website! CLICK HERE to view the livestream which will start at 10:00am on Tuesday September 1, 2020.

We highly encourage all incoming students to be present in-person (Parkside Promise Program participants) or virtually (all other first year students) for our kick off speaker Curtis Zimmerman and New Student Convocation!

Check out our full schedule of events below. We will be doing a walk your schedule to find your classrooms (pre-registration is required!) and an Instagram Scavenger Hunt for Parkside prizes!

Questions?  Please email orientation@uwp.edu.

Ranger Welcome 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

TechBar Open!
The TechBar offers convenient, walk-up technology services. Need help with troubleshooting your computer, tablet, or smartphone? Need to pick up equipment? Need a password reset? No problem! Swing by the TechBar to get your questions answered by a technology expert!

 

Wyllie Hall L101
No appointment necessary

 

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Pick-Up Your Textbooks!
The University Bookstore is open and ready to help you prepare for the first day of classes. Make sure to drop by to pick up your textbooks, or take advantage of curbside pick-up!

 

Student Center
Capacity within the store is limited to 35 people at a time.

 

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 

Get Your Ranger Card
Swing by the Campus Concierge in the Student Center to pick-up your official Parkside ID!

 

Student Center
Campus Concierge

 

9:50 AM

 

Life at Performance Level with Curtis Zimmerman
Inspired by Curtis' 25 years in the entertainment industry, Life at Performance Level is a dynamic, highly interactive program which hands participants the tools to ignite their ultimate potential. Get ready to Live the Dream!

*This program will take place in-person and virtually.

 

Student Center
Parkside Promise students will attend the speaker in person in the Cinema of the Student Center. 

All other first year students can stream the speaker HERE!

 

11:15 AM

 

New Student Convocation
New Rangers assemble! Join us as we officially kick off the academic year!

*This program will take place in-person and virtually.

 

Student Center
Parkside Promise students will attend the speaker in person in the Cinema of the Student Center. 

All other first year students can stream the speaker HERE!

 

12:00 - 1:30 PM

 

Lunch Break
For students living on campus or those with a commuter meal plan take advantage of the delicious deals in the Brickstone Grill & Eatery!

 

Student Center
Brickstone Grill & Eatery

 

1:30 - 5:45 PM

 

Walk Your Schedule
Need help finding your classroom? Our Orientation Leaders will walk your schedule with you! You must pre-register for a time slot.

*This program will take place in-person only.

 

To pre-register for a time slot, please go here. Please meet outside Molinaro Hall under the Molinaro Bridge for your pre-registered time.

 

4:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Instagram Scavenger Hunt!
Get to know your new home through a little friendly competition! Take pictures to earn points as you explore our beautiful campus. Prizes go to the top point earners! You can compete in teams up to five.

*This program will take place in-person only.

 

Please meet outside Molinaro Hall under the Molinaro Bridge.

 
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