It's Go Time!

You're officially #TheNextFalcon. Now it's time for Orientation! 

This info is for new first year and transfer students beginning classes in summer or fall 2024. Whether you're living on or off campus, Orientation is for you! 

Orientation runs five days beginning on move-in day Aug. 29 through Sept. 2. Family Fest activities are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on move-in day. Keep in mind that this is Labor Day weekend so don't make other plans! 

Wait! Haven't signed up for class registration yet? 

This is the first step of your new student transition experience. Sign up for registration at

Orientation is a crucial step in your transition to campus. 

You'll learn how to excel during your transition to UWRF and get connected with important partners in your journey. Don't worry, though! A current student (Orientation Leader) and Resident Assistant will guide you through the entire week. Watch for more details coming throughout the summer!

Attend Orientation August 29-September 2.

Expect schedule updates throughout the summer as event details become available. 

  • August 26-29: Pre-Orientation Outdoor Adventure "First Flight" Option. Learn more here.
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: Move In
    • Get all the details about fall Move In from Residence Life at  
    • Athletics, Marching Band, student employees, etc. may have earlier move-in dates. 
    • A link to schedule your move-in time will be available this summer. 
    • Commuters and on-campus residents start orientation this day! 
    • Family Fest: 1-5 p.m. 
    • Fun Week of Welcome events throughout the evening for all incoming students!
  • Friday, Aug. 30: Nesting Day
    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Academic Programs and Student Success
    • Fun Week of Welcome events throughout the evening for all incoming students!
  • Saturday, Aug. 31- Monday, Sept. 2: New Student Transition Experience
    • All the connections and information you'll need for success at UWRF!
    • Fun Week of Welcome events throughout the evening for all incoming students!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: First Day of Classes
  • Week of Welcome (WOW) events all week!
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Brand New Adventure This Year! 

First Flight Outdoor Adventure will be held August 26-29 for new first year students. 

Connect Early with these Campus Resources

There are steps you can take now to be ready for fall. Explore below to learn more about activities and offices on campus. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions! 

Engaged community with customized support for students entering UWRF in the top 10% of their high school class OR with a 3.75 or above GPA.
Student Support Services/TRIO
TRIO SSS provides free academic coaching, leadership opportunities and financial aid support to reach your degree goals.
Marching Band
Marching Falcons is a great place to make new friends. Open to all UWRF students, regardless of major. Early move in for camp in August.
Disability Resource Center
Get connected and apply for accommodations.
Military and Veteran Services
Assistance and info for veterans and eligible dependents.
International Student Services
Quick links and resources for international students.
On-Campus Employment
Log in to Handshake to search for on-campus student job opportunities.
Fall Sport Athletes
Connect directly with your coach for specific move-in details.
Falcon Move Crew
Want to help on move-in day? Join the Falcon Move Crew!
Falcon Links
Guidance, support and resources for students who have been in foster care, homeless or orphaned.

Admitted? Start Your To-Do List Now!

To ensure you have a smooth transition to college, follow the Admitted Student To-Do List to make sure you don't miss any key action items or deadlines. Once you decide that UWRF is your school and you've completed the Admitted Student To-Do List, move on to the Committed Student To-Do List!

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