Transfer Orientation

Welcome to UIS.  We are so glad you chose our University!

We know you have been to another college or university already, but Transfer Orientation is a great way to get acquainted with the University of Illinois Springfield campus and our students, staff and faculty. Our transfer orientation will help you to become more knowledgeable of what UIS has to offer and make your transition to the UIS campus much easier.

Students attending classes at the University’s Peoria Center or participating exclusively online are not required to attend Orientation on the Springfield campus.

* International Students will be attending the International Student Orientation coordinated by the Office of International Student Services. Please visit their page for more information.  

For Students Admitted to the Summer and Fall 2015 Semesters

We are holding our next Transfer/Graduate Student Orientation session for students who have been accepted to UIS for the fall semesters of 2015 on Friday, August 21 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Public Affairs Center (PAC). Only new students who have been admitted and have returned their acceptance forms can participate in this program.  We also encourage our new students to bring up to two family members or guests with them so they can learn more about UIS.

For Students Enrolling in the Spring 2016 semester.  Registration for the November and January Orientation programs for students enrolling in the Spring Semester 2016 will be available on October 1, 2015.

If you have any difficulties with the link contact our office during business hours at 217/206-8181 or email us at

Register for Transfer Orientation Here.

You must create your NetID before you can access our secure online registration portal.

Transfer-Grad Orientation Brochure_2015

Transfer/Graduate New Student Orientation Brochure in pdf format

Transfer/Graduate New Student Orientation Brochure in pdf format

Schedule for Friday, August 21

4-5:30 p.m. Check-in, PAC Concourse Lobby, Teardrop Entrance

4-5:30 p.m.Taking Care of Business: last chance advising, register for classes, get your I-Card, meet with Financial Aid staff, pick up parking passes if you ordered online (August 21 session only), drop off immunization, get student insurance information, take a campus tour. Refreshments will be available.

4-5:30 p.m. Campus Opportunities Fair: Meet representatives from campus departments and learn more about their programs, services, or resources available.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Prairie Star Welcome and Presentations:

  • Office of Transition Services
  • Financial Aid
  • USFSCO Customer Service Office
  • I-Card, Meal Plans, and Campus Cash

6:30-7 p.m.

  • Transfer Undergraduate Welcome & Academic Overview


Last Chance Advising during Transfer Orientation is for quick, follow-up questions and not meant to replace a more in-depth advising session with an academic advisor.  There will be a limited number of advisors available and there may be a wait for some college advisors because of the demand for some majors and programs.

Where to Go for Advising

  • Students who have 30 or more Transfer hours accepted by UIS should contact their college advising office to meet or speak with an advisor before the November transfer session see for a list of college offices.
  • Students who will have fewer than 30 Transfer credits accepted by UIS should contact the Office of Advising Services, Information, and Support (OASIS) to meet or speak with an advisor before the November Transfer Session see for more information.

Getting to Campus:  Driving Directions

Parking – Lot C is the closest to the PAC Teardrop Entrance.  Please reference the “ Visitors and Residential Student Parking map” link for further details. 

Things to Bring to Orientation

  • Government Issued ID: Passport, Driver’s License, State ID (if you do not have a driver’s license) for your I-Card;
  • Proof of Immunization (immunization records);
  • Degree Audit Report (DARs)  – in case you have a last minute question for advisors;
  • Notes on what classes you should register;
  • Cash in case you want to eat in the Food Emporium Dining Hall (we are providing refreshments, but you might want something more).

Students or Family Members with Disabilities

Should you need accommodations during orientation please indicate this on your registration form or contact our office at least three weeks before your Orientation Session if we need to schedule interpreters.