Planning Your Orientation Visit
The one-day Orientation Program begins at 8:30 a.m. You must register to attend.
- Parking for Orientation is located in Lot X which is on the corner of Stanley Street and Fremont Street (campus map). Lot X is a metered lot, but students DO NOT need to pay in this lot on their orientation date (see Driving Directions).
- Check-in is between 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Center (building #40 on the campus map). During check-in, you will pick up your orientation/registration materials for the day and have your campus ID photo taken.
- In order to receive your campus ID (PointCard), you MUST bring a government-issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, passport, or military ID).
- The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and provides an overview of general education requirements, degree options, advising/registration procedures and university information to prepare for a successful transition to UW-Stevens Point. The program concludes after you have confirmed your fall course schedule and picked up your student ID (beginning at 1:30 p.m.). Please plan on attending the full orientation program. Lunch will be available at a cost of $7.35 per person (charges will be applied to the student's fall bill).
- Disability and Assistive Technology Needs: For the purpose of definition, any student with a medical, physical, psychological, learning or sensory disability may qualify for Disability Services at UW-Stevens Point. Students with disabilities who are interested in registering for Disability Services (DS) may schedule an appointment with the office following your orientation program or set up an individual appointment at a later date. To set up an appointment, contact the Disability and Assistive Technology Center (DATC) at 715-346-3365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: During orientation you will take an English Writing Assessment. If you qualify for test accommodations for this assessment, contact the DATC in advance.
"Leading Edge" is a program that takes place the week before classes begin and provides an overview of the disability services program, assistive technology options and one-on-one planning meetings. Contact the DATC Office to register (715-346-3365).
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stay overnight?
- No. Orientation is a one day program, so an overnight stay is not required. Students and guests traveling from a distance may decide to arrange for lodging off-campus at an area hotel or on-campus in a residence hall. Click here for more information lodging in Stevens Point.
Are parents required to attend?
- Parents are not required to attend but we strongly encourage parents to attend orientation. The sessions are informative and anxiety-reducing for many parents. Parental involvement in orientation is important for the support it provides your student, but also for the information tailored specifically to your questions and concerns. During orientation, we address academic requirements, degree planning, academic support programs, billing, health and counseling services, dining options, residence hall living, safety issues, and adjustment to the University environment. You will also be able to meet with faculty, staff, students and other parents.
I want to change my major. How do I do that?
Are there any program expenses?
Please call the Admissions Office at 715-346-2441 or email@example.com if you have any questions.