Before Orientation Checklist

Admitted for the Spring 2023 semester? Before your required Orientation experience, make sure you have completed the below steps:

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 Spring semester. Complete this form to sign up and determine if you qualify for any exemptions. If attending Orientation in-person on Friday, January 20, you must complete all placement tests by Wednesday, January 11.

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 list your 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.

Now that you're officially a UWRF student, all communication from the university will be sent to your UWRF email. It is important to check your UWRF email regularly so you don't miss important updates related to your class schedule, student billing, residence life updates, and more! Check the email you received once you were accepted to UWRF that outlined next steps, including how to activate your email, or you can activate your UWRF email here.

Your ID card is an important tool that you need on campus to check out textbooks, access your residence hall and meal plan, receive student discounts, and more. To submit your ID photo, you’ll need your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID. Your ID will be mailed to you if you submit your photo before Friday, January 6. Please contact the Carding Office at or call at 715-425-3687 with questions. Submit your University ID photo here!

Living on campus? Submit your housing and dining contract through the Housing Portal and select a roommate, if desired.

  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you haven’t already done so and are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid.
  • Complete FAFSA verification (if applicable): Being selected for FAFSA Verification is common. If you are chosen for verification, be certain to follow up with the requested information right away so that your financial aid award is not delayed.
  • Accept or Decline Financial Aid Awards on eSIS: Many types of financial aid need to be accepted. Be sure to complete this step of the process so that your financial aid is in place.

Note: International students do not need to complete this step.

All new students must reserve an appointment time to pick up their textbooks. You can schedule your appointment as soon as Monday, January 9. Appointments begin Tuesday, January 17. Schedule your appointment here.

If you haven’t applied for tuition reciprocity, make sure you take care of this step so we can adjust your tuition rate.

Complete the International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation course in Canvas, which guides you through the visa process and many other U.S. immigration requirements. For questions, contact International Student Services at or Vanessa Luther (she/her/hers), ISS Manager, at

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M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Rodli Hall 103, Admissions 

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