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.

Through New Student Registration, you'll have opportunities to

  • explore your major,
  • learn about university resources,
  • get your questions answered,
  • and meet fellow future Falcons!

Sign up for registration today!

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 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. - 2:00 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.

12:00 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.

2:30 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.

Family Orientation

Families are key partners for student success. We encourage families to go through our self-guided Family Orientation website to learn about how we can work together to support their student.