New Student Registration

New Student Registration

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Your New Student Registration Date

We are excited to welcome you to UW-River Falls through your Virtual Orientation and New Student Registration program. Throughout this process, you are going to register for classes AND learn so much more about UW-River Falls. You'll have opportunities to explore your major, learn about resources, meet fellow students, and have some fun, too.  Please be sure to follow the steps below to make sure you are ready to start your time as a Falcon!

Have you been admitted, but have not signed up yet? Be sure to reserve your spot today!

Sign up for New Student Registration


Prior to Your New Student Registration Date

  1. At least 3 days before your registration date, all Virtual Orientation modules must be completed in the Canvas Website. These will open up on June 1st and you will be notified when you can first access them.
  2. Having second thoughts about what you want to major in? That's okay! Feel free to explore our many majors. Be sure to let us know a week prior to your registration date if you'd like to change your major. 
  3. If you have concerns about accessing your Virtual Orientation or live sessions, please let us know by contacting us at to talk through alternate plans.

Your New Student Registration Schedule

On your New Student Registration date, we will have virtual live sessions for you to attend online. These will be live video sessions that you can join via computer or phone.




8:30 a.m. CST

Transitioning to College

Meet with New Student and Family Programs to talk through what to expect for the day, the summer, and to get ready for your advising appointment!

9:15 a.m. CST


Enjoy a brief break before your college meeting begins

9:30 a.m. CST

Academic Major Overview/Meeting

Meet with faculty in your department and learn more about your major prior to your advising appointment.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

Academic Advising Appointments

Connect one-on-one with an adviser in your academic major who will help you select and enroll in your first semester courses. Your appointment time will be emailed out to you a week ahead of time.

12:30 p.m. CST

Residence Life Session and Q&A

Learn about living on campus, resources available to you, and get your questions about life in the residence halls answered.

4:00 p.m. CST

Financial Aid Session and Q&A

Meet with our Financial Aid Office to get your questions answered about the financial aid process and paying for college.

Families are encouraged to participate in our self-guided family orientation that will be available online beginning on June 1st.

Join us for game nights every Tuesday!

You'll have completed your Online Orientation modules and registering for classes by the end of your registration date, but that's not all we have for you! Tune in with us for the following optional activities during your registration week for some prizes and more Falcon fun!

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Social & Game Night

Follow us on Instagram at @UWRFNSFP and @UWRFriends, and check your UWRF email for links to the games. 

For more information on Fall 2020 registration, be sure to check out our Fall 2020 Registration Updates (2020) page.