UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Orientation

Orientation Schedules

New Student Schedule

This schedule is for first-year and transfer students. Families and support systems participate in a separate Orientation from their student for the majority of the day (see below).

Session Time (CST) Location Description 

Check-in & Breakfast

7:30 - 8:15am

University Center, 1st Floor

Grab a continental breakfast and get all the materials you will need to have a great Orientation session.

SSS Info Session

University Center, Trimbelle River Room 231

Click here to learn more about Student Support Services.

Honors Program Info Session

University Center, Wind River Room 232

Click here to learn more about the Honors program. 

Welcome to UW-River Falls!

8:15 - 9:00am

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Join our Orientation Leaders in welcoming you to the Falcon Family!

OL Breakout Session #1

9:00 - 9:30am

University Center Ballroom

Falcon 101: Transition to College 

9:30 - 10:15am

University Center Ballroom

Whether you feel excited or overwhelmed, learn how to make the most out of your transition to college.

Unity & Diversity: Stop Discrimination 

10:15 - 11:00am

University Center Ballroom

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging discusses your role in making UWRF an inclusive campus for all.

Lunch 

11:00 - 11:45am

Riverside Commons

Home Away from Home

11:45am- 12:15pm

Kinni Theatre

How can you be a successful residential or commuter student?

Building Our Community of Care

12:15 - 1:00pm

Kinni Theatre

The offices of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Title IX, and Violence Prevention discuss having accountability and integrity as a UWRF community member

Making Healthy Decisions

1:00 - 1:30pm

Kinni Theatre

Learn skills to make healthy decisions for your mental and physical health.

Advising Rotations 

1:30 - 3:30pm

Register for Classes! (1 hour) | Chalmer Davee Library and Wyman Education Building

OL Breakout Session #2 / Campus Logistics (1 hour) | University Ballroom

Resource Fair

3:30 - 4:30pm

University Center, Falcon's Nest

Learn about the different resources at UWRF, and if you're living on campus, take a tour of McMillan Hall.

 

Family & Supporters Schedule

Families and support systems participate in a separate Orientation from their student for the majority of the day.

Session Time (CST) Location Description

Check-in & Breakfast

7:30 - 8:15am

University Center, 1st Floor

Grab a continental breakfast and get all the materials you will need to have a great Orientation session. 

SSS Info Session

University Center, Trimbelle River Room 231

Click here to learn more about Student Support Services. 

Honors Program Info Session

University Center, Wind River Room 232

Click here to learn more about the Honors program. 

Welcome to UW-River Falls!

8:15 - 9:00am

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Join our Orientation Leaders in welcoming you to the Falcon Family!

Be Financially Prepared

9:00 - 10:00am

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Financial Aid and Student Billing discuss how to be financially prepared for college.

Academic Engagement

10:00 - 11:00am

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

The Division of Student Success, including Ability Services; Career Services; and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; share the skills and resources your student needs to be academically successful.

Lunch

11:00 - 11:45am

University Center, Riverside Commons

Break

11:45am - 12pm

Parking, Campus Safety, & Student Health

12:00 - 12:30pm

University Center Ballroom

Campus Logistics

12:30 - 1:30pm

University Center Ballroom

This session covers the "how to's" of meal plans, purchasing textbooks, and living on campus.

Break

1:30 - 1:45pm

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Making Healthy Decisions

1:45 - 2:15pm

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Learn skills your student can use to make healthy decisions for their mental and physical health.

Orientation Leader Student Panel

2:15 - 2:45pm

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Hear from current students about their UWRF experience.

Letting Grow: Navigating Your Student's Transition to College

2:45 - 3:30pm

Abbott Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building

Supporting your student through their transition to college can be both exciting and overwhelming. Learn helpful tips to help your student make the most of their time at UWRF.

Resource Fair

3:30 - 4:30pm

University Center, Falcon's Nest

Learn about the different resources at UWRF, and if your student is living on campus, take a tour of McMillan Hall.