Family Orientation



Welcome, Falcon Families!

It's your student's first official day as a Falcon. Congratulations! We are excited to get to meet you and your student when they start their journey with us at UWRF. We know that this is not the traditional college registration program that you were likely expecting, but we will do our best to help you and your student be as prepared as possible for the amazing experience that lies ahead. Throughout the Family Orientation experience, you will learn about helpful resources that our campus has to offer, as well as the various ways that you can best support your student. Follow along linearly, or check out topics that interest you most.

Family Orientation

Parents as Partners

In this section we will explore the ways in which we can partner with one another to help ensure your student's success. We want your student to make the most of this new experience - ultimately earning their degree and graduating from UWRF. We have 5 goals for our new students. As we review each goal, we'll provide examples of how UWRF can support your student and what help we need from you. . . Read More

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Changes in the Transition

Are you wondering what you can be doing to support your student as they go through the process of starting college? Below are some ideas and concepts that your student could experience as they begin their college career. Please keep these in mind as you encourage your student to spread their wings and start life as a Falcon! . . .Read More

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Student Stories

As students begin their new chapter of life away at college, they are often faced with a mixture of excitement, nerves, and new opportunities. However, they will also be faced with new challenges and choices. As your student's biggest supporter, they will likely turn to you when they are unsure of their next steps. Hear these four students share stories from their transition to college and overcame challenges of their own. . . . Read more.

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Home Away From Home

Living in the residence halls is a new experience for nearly every student. Living in a shared community with new people, taking responsibility for the upkeep of their room, and navigating a new environment can be challenging for many students. However, there are many resources and amenities for students to enjoy while living on campus. . .Read More

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Money Matters

There is no way around it - money matters! Here are the top things you need to know about Student Billing and Financial Aid. We are here to help your student be financially successful, assist with questions they have or provde support they may need pertaining to their college experience. For important billing and financial aid dates, be sure to check out the Financial Aid website. . .Read More


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA is the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. This law protects the privacy of student records, which affects what student information you will have the ability to access. . . Read More

Resource Fair

Virtual Resource Fair

You are not on this adventure alone. You have many more resources at your disposal. To learn more about them, explore the Virtual Resource Fair and learn about the many staff and campus departments at UWRF who are dedicated to helping you and your student!

Check out all of the videos here

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Additional Resources

On this page you will find helpful information about some of the other offices and services that we have on campus. You will also find links to our  First Year Family Blog & the Parent & Family College Planning Guide.
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Contact Us

New Student and Family Programs


M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Rodli Hall 226, Student Success Center

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