Orientation and Transition Experience

New Student Resources

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!

Four students getting piggyback rides from friends at Week of Welcome

Betcha Didn't Know Podcast

Did you know that OTE has a student-run podcast? Yep! Tune into Betcha Didn't Know regularly for tips for your first year at UWRF, stories from current students, and other topics as requested by YOU!  You can listen anywhere you get your podcasts!

Listen to Betcha Didn't Know
on Spotify

Listen to Betcha Didn't Know on
Apple Podcasts



Contact Us

Orientation and Transition Experience
M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Rodli Hall 226, Student Success Center

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