To assist you in making the most of your experience at UIS, we are inviting you to participate in an Orientation Program for new graduate students on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 4-8:30 p.m. While orientation is not required of new graduate student at UIS, your participation in orientation will certainly provide you with a great deal of information about available services on campus and will make your transition to the UIS campus much easier.
The Orientation on Friday, August 22 will be a family-friendly program. Students you can bring your spouse/partner and children with you as you get ready for this next step in your educational career. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m. in the Public Affairs Center (PAC, building 9 on the campus map) at the Teardrop Entrance on the lower level – Park in lots C & D). The program will begin at 5 p.m. with a complimentary cook-out. There will also be a kidzone activity area for children 3 years and older.
After dinner graduate students will receive an official welcome and academic overview from members of the Office of Graduate Education. Several offices are staying open until 8:30 p.m. to allow time to take care of business and feel prepared before the start classes. Students you will then have time to get your I-Card, pick up your Parking pass, visit the bookstore, take a campus tour, learn about campus technology, meet with Financial Aid, take a tour of the library, and set up your electronic devices with email, calendars, and the UIS and Blackboard apps. After you have finished with orientation activities your family can end the day with our free, family, outdoor movie – what a great way to share your UIS experience with your family!