New Student Registration

New Student Registration

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Program Details

New Student Registration is your first official day as a Falcon. At New Student Registration, you will meet other new UWRF students, advise with faculty members in your field of study, learn about campus resources, and sign up for classes.  Attending a New Student Registration date is required for all new UWRF students.  Check out the Student Program and Friends and Family Program details for more specific information on registration day and for program schedules.

Want to make the most of your registration day? Check out our tips below on ways to prepare ahead, what to expect during your time at the program, and things to do after registering to get you ready for your start at UWRF.

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Fall 2020 Dates

New Student Registration for both transfer and first-year students starting for the Fall 2020 semester will begin in June. 

Transfer Student Registration 
Monday, June 8th
Tuesday, June 9th

Monday, August 3rd

First-Year Student Registration 
Thursday, June 11th
Friday June 12th

Monday, June 15th
Tuesday, June 16th
Thursday, June 18th
Friday, June 19th

Monday, August 3rd

Are you admitted for Fall 2020? Reserve your spot for your New Student Registration program today!

Click here to sign up!!

Keys to a Successful Registration Program

Determine Whether You Need to Take the UW-System Placement Tests 

UW-River Falls requires Placement Tests to help you place in the appropriate English, math, and foreign language courses. If you haven't earned credit for any college-level math or English courses, you will need to take the UW-System Placement Tests. UW-River Falls will host a Placement Testing on Tuesday, January 22nd for students enrolling for Spring 2020.  If you have questions about Placement Tests, please refer to our Placement Testing webpage

Review Your Admitted Student Checklist

You might have all or some of these things completed already-- that's great! No matter where you're at in the process, you can check your progress online here 

Check the Admitted Student Checklist to make sure you've crossed all items off your list before attending New Student Registration. 

Double-check that we have the correct major for you listed in our registration system

Prepare for Your Academic Advising Session

To help ensure you get the best advice for your major and class schedule, be sure to double-check that we have the correct major listed in our registration system.

You should also submit official transcripts for any university/college courses that you've completed prior to attending registration. Otherwise, bring unofficial transcripts for any college courses that you have in progress or that you've recently completed. 

Note: having an idea of what classes you want to take can be very helpful when you come to registration, but keep an open mind when it comes to your first course schedule. Your advisor will assist you in getting the schedule that is right for you!

Making the Trip

Please plan to be on campus for a fully day of programming from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Morning informational sessions are also available starting at 8:15 a.m. See below for sessions that you can choose to attend!

Bring Your Registration Materials

Grey Check BoxFalcon ID (Wxxxxxxx) and password
Grey Check BoxUWRF New Student Registration Day parking permit
Grey Check BoxGovernment-issued ID for your official Falcon ID card.
Note that the photo you take at the program will be on your ID card throughout your UWRF expereince, so plan to look your best!
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Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweatshirt, and an umbrella. We will be moving around and checking out different spaces of campus rain or shine!


Attend a Morning Informational Session

From 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., the following optional sessions are available for students and families to explore. If multiple sessions interest you, we can help you pick which session would be best for you to attend!

Animal Science

Students looking to major in animal science can attend this session to learn more about the available areas that they can emphasize in: companion animals, equine, meat animals, and veterinatry technology. Students interested in dairy science or pre-veterinary medicine are also encouraged to attend.

Exploratory Students (Pre-Major)

Learn how Exploratory Advising and Career Services work together to assist students in finding major.

Honors Students

The Honors Porgram provides a supportive community for students who want to do well intellectually and who want to have fun with like-minded students. Our motto is "Do better, not more!" Students interested in joining the Honors Program should attend this session.

Modern Language Test Results

Receive your modern language test results and learn about what options you have for enrolling in courses.

ROTC Interest

The Military Science Department provides leadership skills and real-world experience you need to lead others in today's workplace regardless of experiences or fitness level. ROTC offers several different vehicles to pay for your college experience. Take the test drive and earn up to ten leadership credits without commitment to the military.

Varsity Athletics

The Athletics Department will meet wtih incoming NCAA student athletes regarding eligibility rules and some items to prepare for prior to arriving on campus.


Veteran and Military Resource Center

The Veteran and Military Resource Center assists students with the different veteran educational benefits, how to apply for them, and how to use those benefits while attending UWRF. Attend this session to learn more about what is available to you and to speak with the staff.


Stay Informed

Now that you're a Falcon, it is important to check your UWRF email daily. You will receive information about tips for preparing for college, information about our Winter of Welcome, and more!