New Student Orientation Program
What to expect when you arrive:
Please park in Lot P
upon arrival. Orientation staff will be located at the entrance to Lot P from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to greet you and provide you with a parking permit; please look for the Orientation staff when you arrive. As you continue reading, you will note that the Day One of Orientation will be held in the Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) and Day Two will be held in Dreyfus University Center (DUC). Your parking permit will be valid in both Lot P and Lot X for your convenience to park closer to the DUC on Day Two. Please note that we are only able to provide one permit per student attending Orientation. To inquire about purchasing an additional parking permit for Orientation, please contact the New Student Orientation Office.
New Student Orientation (Part 1) is a two-day program. Orientation will begin in the Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) on Day One, which is about a 2-3 minute walk from Lot P. Transportation will be provided for individuals with special needs if requested in advance. Day Two of Orientation will take place in the Dreyfus University Center (DUC). Please see below for more specific program details. Click here
for a campus map with location information.
A continental breakfast is scheduled for all Orientation participants (including parents and guests) from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in the Courtyard (first floor) of the NFAC.
Orientation program begins in the Jenkins Theater, Noel Fine Arts Center.
||The program lasts until approximately 6:45pm on the first day. |
|6:45pm - ?
Optional evening activities: walking tour of campus, walking tour of the Schmeekle Reserve, community bus tour, volleyball, or a planetarium show on campus.
Students finish registering for their classes. The program normally ends by 1:00pm at the latest.
See the UWSP campus map for building locations.
New Student Orientation (Part 1) is a two-day program*, during which students meet their academic adviser, register for classes, receive their student I.D. card, become acquainted with campus life and resources, meet their New Student Peer Mentor, and meet other new UWSP students. All students are required to attend one of the summer orientation sessions in order to register for classes.
Your involvement in Orientation is important, not just for the support it provides your student, but for the wealth of information tailored specifically to your questions and concerns. We address academic requirements, degree planning, academic advising, academic support programs, billing, health and counseling services, career counseling, dining options, residence hall living, rules and regulations, safety issues, and adjustment to the University environment. You will be able to meet with faculty, staff, and students, as well as other parents. The one and a half days are busy, informative, and anxiety reducing for many parents. You will be able to share common concerns with other parents while getting all of your important questions answered. We sincerely encourage you to accompany your son or daughter to Orientation, but you are not required to attend.
*Program schedule and details are forthcoming.