New Student and Family Programs

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Navigating Your First Year

Beginning college or transferring to a new institution brings change and excitement, and it also brings new challenges. At UW-River Falls, we want you to be successful throughout your entire college experience, and we want to help you establish a firm foundation as you get started.

Check out some of the programs going on on campus after the Week of Welcome ends that will help you in your transition to and through your first year at UWRF.


First-Year Student Blog

While you are going to be learning from experience throughout your first year on campus, we will also be sharing our advice things we hear from students time and time again about the transition to campus. Each month, topics will focus on things like academic success, getting involved on campus, and general tips for how to make the most of all that UWRF has to offer. Read along with us month by month in our First-Year Student Blog!

Freddy's Frequent Flyer Passport

A picture of several Freddy's Frequent Flyer Passports

We are excited to welcome you to YOUR campus! As a new member of the UWRF community, there is so much to learn about the opportunities that you have here. We are confident that you will continue discovering more about campus throughout your time at UWRF, but to get started, we encourage you to use this passport as a guide. In the Proud to be a Falcon folder you receive as a new student, you will find your own Freddy's Frequent Flyer Passport.

  1. For the first month of classes, participate in the challenge and you can be entered to win From September 4th, 2019 to September 30th, 2019, head to each department on the pages that follow and speak to someone in each office about how you can utilize their services.
  2. After you chat with them, they will stamp your passport.
  3. Collect all passport stamps and turn your passport into the New Student and Family Programs office (115 South Hall) by 4:30pm on Monday, September 30th to win our grand prize!
  4. That's all there is to it! So

That's all there is to it! So grab your passport and get curious about campus. We look forward to seeing what you learn from your travels!


Out to Lunch Program

Getting to know faculty is an important part of the college experience and what better way to get to know someone than over food? We created Out to Lunch to promote student and faculty interaction outside of the classroom. Follow the directions below to participate in Out to Lunch!

Step One
Invite a faculty member to lunch (or breakfast or dinner) in Riverside Commons by asking them before or after class, calling their office, or sending them an email.

Step Two
We cover the cost of the faculty member's meal and students pay for their own meal with their meal plan, Falcon Dollars, cash, or credit.

Step Three
Enjoy a meal in Riverside Commons with the faculty member. Consider talking about the following subjects:

  • A topic discussed in class
  • An upcoming assignment
  • How the professor's academic career developed
  • Why the professor came to UWRF
  • What the professor enjoys about teaching
  • Your career goals and aspirations
  • Hobbies, sports, fine arts, or anything else that interests you

Step Four
Give us your feedback! Send us an email and tell us about your experience.

Contact Us

New Student and Family Programs
M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Rodli Hall 226, Student Success Center

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