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You're officially #TheNextFalcon! We're so excited for you to take the next steps on your journey at UWRF.

So, what's the first step of this new student transition experience? Sign up for registration! This is when you'll meet with an adviser and choose your classes. To view the entire new student timeline, click here.

Sign Up to Register for Classes 

Pick your date to meet with an adviser and choose your classes. You can sign up to register in-person or virtually. Sign up opens in March to select dates as early as April. Visit to see in-person dates, learn more about your options and find important details on what you need before your registration date. 

Reminder! You are required to take the math and English placement test at least one week prior to your registration day/appointment to receive a complete class schedule. Visit to learn more and sign up for placement testing.

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Complete Your Pre-Orientation Modules Online 

Set yourself up for success by learning about resources at UWRF and you’ll get everything you need to know before Orientation! New modules will be shared every two weeks beginning June 24. Log in to Canvas throughout the summer. We’ll share more information via email in May.

For any lingering questions, check out our Virtual Q&A and Resource Sessions throughout the summer. Learn more at

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Move in on Thursday, Aug. 29

In early August, you’ll receive an email from Residence Life to select a move-in appointment time between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. We’ll have a full day of fun optional events for you, your family and supporters. If you cannot move in on August 29, email Click here to learn more about move-in day.

Commuter students who live off campus will also start Orientation on August 29, so plan to be here!

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Attend Orientation Aug. 29-Sept. 2

This is Labor Day weekend, plan to be here all weekend! 

Orientation is a crucial step in your transition to campus. You’ll learn how to excel during your transition to UWRF and get connected with important partners in your journey. Don’t worry - a current student (Orientation Leader) and Resident Assistant will guide you through the entire week. More details coming throughout the summer!

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Attend Week of Welcome 

Week of Welcome (WOW) events take place during your first week at UWRF (Aug. 29-Sept. 7). From the Involvement Fair to Late Night Great Night, you'll find free food, giveaways and fun for everyone. Learn how to get involved on campus, make new friends and begin to make UWRF your new home! 

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New Student To-Do Lists
Full list of important to-do items!
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Orientation Schedules
Find your schedule here!
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Placement Testing
Let's see where you're at!

Connect Early with these Campus Resources

There are steps you can take now to be ready for fall. Explore below to learn more about activities and offices on campus. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions! 

Engaged community with customized support for students entering UWRF in the top 10% of their high school class OR with a 3.75 or above GPA.
Student Support Services/TRIO
TRIO SSS provides free academic coaching, leadership opportunities and financial aid support to reach your degree goals.
Marching Band
Marching Falcons is a great place to make new friends. Open to all UWRF students, regardless of major. Early move in for camp in August.
On-Campus Employment
Log in to Handshake to search for on-campus student job opportunities.
Fall Sport Athletes
Connect directly with your coach for specific move-in details.
Falcon Move Crew
Want to help on move-in day? Join the Falcon Move Crew!
Disability Resource Center
Get connected and apply for accommodations.
Military and Veteran Services
Assistance and info for veterans and eligible dependents.
International Student Services
Quick links and resources for international students.
Falcon Links
Guidance, support and resources for students who have been in foster care, homeless or orphaned.

Have a unique situation not covered above? Explore below for additional information on your Orientation and Registration process.

Vanessa Luther from the Office of International Education will connect with you to register for classes. You'll attend Orientation for all new students Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Questions, email

Talk with your adviser at registration to enroll in all online courses. Whether you're in-person or online, the pre-orientation modules, Orientation Days and Week of Welcome will set you up for success throughout your degree program.

Re-Entry Students: If you've stepped away from college and are now returning to UWRF, start the re-entry process found on this page: It's quick and easy! we'll connect you with an adviser to register as soon as your application process is completed. 

  • Early College Credit Program (ECCP): If you're an admitted ECCP student taking courses at UWRF while in high school, Katrina Rosik will communicate next steps and help prepare you for class registration. ECCP students don't need to complete the pre-Orientation modules or attend in-person Orientation. Email with any questions.
  • Dual Academic Credit (DACP) Students: If you're an admitted DACP student earning UWRF credit at your high school, you'll work directly with your high school to register for classes.