Freshman Student Orientation
Orientation is designed to assist you and your parents/guests in making the transition to university life.
All new first-year students are required to participate in one of the orientation sessions prior to your first semester.
Orientation is most beneficial when students and parents attend together. We have designed a student program and a parent/family program to provide new students and their families with information to prepare for this new step in the student’s academic career.
The online registration process is now available. The following date(s) are what you will be able to choose from for our Summer orientation sessions. Orientation 2014 Brochure
Schedules for Freshmen Orientation:
Students who are admitted to UIS over the summer or are unable to come to an earlier session will be able to register for the one-day new student and parent/family orientation session held before the start of the fall semester. In order to attend the late August session, students will have had to complete all placement tests prior to the Orientation date (please see information below on how to check if you need to take placement tests and how to schedule placement testing).
Registration for the Tuesday, August 19 program will open July 24.
Retrieving your NETID
You will need to retrieve your Netid and password to register for your orientation date. Orientation sessions are limited to 70 students per session. Register as soon as possible so that you are able to attend your preferred session!
Once you have set up your Netid and password, your University email account will be activated. It is important to note that communication confirming your orientation attendance will be sent to your University email account.
Placement testing will not be offered at UIS during the late August orientation. Students registering for the one-day (August) orientation must complete placement testing in advance at a remote site. Go to https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1998251 to request placement testing at the remote location most convenient to you. When your request is received and your registration is complete, you will receive an email with your registration number and instructions to schedule your exam time at the remote location. Please send in your request at least 4 weeks before your planned orientation date to allow sufficient time to register and schedule your exam. If you do not receive the confirmation email 7-10 days from the date you submit the request, or you have other questions, please call the Advising Center at 217-206-7471.
To find out more information about the Math Placement or Foreign Language placement tests, and if verify if you will have to take one, please visit the Math Placement Test Website or the Modern Language Placement Test Website.
You are encouraged to complete your math and reading placement testing at a location near your home, at least one week prior to attending orientation. Register for remote testing.
For information about required tests, please contact Undergraduate Academic Advising at (217) 206-7471
Immunization records must be submitted and in compliance by the 10th day of classes for the semester in order to avoid a non-refundable late processing fee. For more information about immunization requirements, visit Health Services or call (217) 206.6676.
For more information about New Student Orientation please contact us at (217) 206.8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org