Student Orientation 6-12-18  KP-6598

Get Ready for Your Orientation!

We are so excited to welcome you to the Falcon Family! Orientation is your first step in officially becoming a Falcon and is required for all new UWRF students. At your in-person Orientation, you will get introduced to our campus culture, learn about all the resources you need to be successful at UW-River Falls, meet fellow new students, and register for classes.

How do I sign up for Orientation?

Are you admitted for Fall 2022? Sign up for an August Orientation session here. This link was also sent to your personal and UWRF email. 

Prior to Your Orientation Date

We can't wait to welcome you to campus, but before we do, make sure you've completed the below steps:

1. Take the virtual math and English placement tests. These tests will not affect your admission and only tell us the appropriate math and English course, if any, to place you in for the Fall semester. Complete this form to sign up and determine if you qualify for any exemptions. The placement test, or exemption if applicable, is required to attend Orientation. You must take the placement test no later than Wednesday, August 10.

2. Submit your final transcripts. 

First-Year Students: Follow your high school’s procedure for sending your official final high school transcript. Transcripts must indicate your graduation day, month, and year, include all course grades, and final GPA. If you’ve completed any college-level coursework, please send us your official final college transcripts so we can award you any earned credit.

Transfer Students: If you did not submit an official final high school transcript with your application, you must send one prior to enrollment. Send us your official final college transcripts so we can award your credit and verify you’ve successfully completed your most recent term. 

Please note: We require an official final high school transcript to disburse financial aid. If we do not have an official final high school transcript on file, your aid will not be disbursed until we receive one.

Electronic transcripts are preferred. Electronic transcripts must be sent through an official transcript service to, while mailed transcripts can be sent to UWRF Admissions, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022.

Family & Supporter Orientation

Students can bring up to two guests to their Orientation date. Guests will attend a separate orientation from the student. Students can register their guest(s) on the same form they use to sign up for Orientation.

Overnight Accommodations

Students and guests who may be traveling from further away can stay overnight on campus the day before their Orientation date. Group housing for students with guests is $55/night for a suite, and single housing for individual students is $45/night for a single room. Attendees will be charged at check-in via credit or debit card only. If you are interested in overnight accommodations, please complete this form.

Program Details

Check-in will begin at 7:30am CST, and the day will conclude no later 4:30pm CST. Click here for a full schedule. 

A student is advised at New Student Registration

Orientation Dates for Fall 2022 Class

Dates fill up fast, so sign up today!

First-Year AND Transfer Students 

Wednesday, August 17

Thursday, August 18