New Student Transition Experience

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

So, what's the first step on 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.

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There are two ways to register for classes, virtually or in-person.

In-person registration
Includes a half day on campus where you'll meet with an academic adviser, register for classes, take a residence hall tour and get important information about financial aid and on-campus housing. This is the preferred registration method since you'll be able to make connections with campus and meet your fellow Falcons. You may bring up to two guests with you to in-person New Student Registration. If you or your guests have any questions about the day, you can reach us at

Virtual registration 
Includes a 45-minute virtual advising and registration appointment with an adviser. You’ll still get access to virtual Q&A sessions with financial aid and residence life throughout the summer!

First Year Options:

  • In-Person on May 10-11
  • In-Person on June 18-21
  • Virtually starting May 6

Transfer Student Options:

  • In-Person on April 13 and June 17
  • Virtually starting April 15

Prior to registering for classes, math and English placement information is required. The tests are free, online and take approximately 90 minutes each to complete. It typically takes a week for scores to get to UWRF after your test is complete so be sure to plan ahead so we have your scores in time and can get you into appropriate classes at registration. You can find more information about the placement tests and how to sign up here.

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Before Orientation Checklist
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Orientation Schedules
Find your schedule here!
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Placement Testing
Let's see where you're at!

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

Make sure to review #YourFalconNextSteps checklist at for additional steps to prepare for your Orientation experience. 

Questions? Email or ISS Manager Vanessa Luther at

If you are taking courses exclusively online, you do not have to attend in-person Orientation. Instead, email to receive an invitation to the First Year Experience modules and provide all dates and times you are available for virtual course registration with an adviser. We'll be in touch to confirm the day and time of your virtual registration appointment.

If you're a high school student and have been accepted into the Early College Credit Program (ECCP), ECCP Coordinator Katrina Rosik will contact you to communicate next steps and help prepare you for registration.  ECCP students do not need to complete the online Orientation or attend in-person Orientation.

If you are a student in the following special populations, you are not required to participate in Orientation in order to register for classes.

Re-Entry Students: If you've stepped away from college and are now returning to UWRF, please contact your academic adviser directly to register for classes.

Dual Academic Credit (DACP) Students: If you're an admitted DACP student earning UWRF credit at your high school, you should begin to discuss DACP credit options with your teachers and/or guidance counselor during the spring 2024 term. You'll work directly with your high school to register for classes.

Non-Degree Seeking Students: If you're taking classes without being admitted to a degree or certificate program, you're encouraged to contact the course instructor to register. 

Meet our Staff

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Ting Wang
Orientation Coordinator
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Jessalyn Marshall
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