First-Year Freshmen

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You're invited: Get Registered and Ready!

Register for classes, grab your new laptop, and qualify for a $2,000 scholarship - all in two hours or less! We've created these events with your needs in mind, and we are ready to answer your questions and support you every step of the way. Have a little extra time? We'll also offer optional campus tours, time for peer connections, and opportunities to visit with other campus departments.

  • Friday, August 19 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.

For full details, see the schedules below.

Can't make one of these dates, no problem! Contact us to schedule a 1:1 appointment, we are happy to accommodate you individually.

Ready to sign-up? Email orientation@uwstout.edu with your preferred date and time! We will take care of the rest.

 

Friday Morning: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Session 1

Students

 

Guests

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Check in

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Check-in

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Meet Your Advisor presentation

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Meet your Advisor presentation

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Laptop pick up and power on

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Dean of Students presentation

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Advising and Registration

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Housing presentation

As they finish registering join guests

Refreshments and Resources

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Refreshments and Resources

Options after the event from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Stout Speed Friending and Ice Breakers

Campus Tour

Visit offices on campus

Offices open until 4:30 p.m.

 

Options after the event from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Visit offices on campus

Offices open until 4:30 p.m.

Friday Afternoon: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Session 2

Students

 

Guests

Options before the event from

1:30-3:15 p.m.

Stout Speed Friending and Ice Breakers

Campus Tour

Visit offices on campus

 

Options before the event from

1:30-3:15 p.m.

Campus Tour

Visit offices on campus

 

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Check in

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Check in

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Meet Your Advisor presentation

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Meet your Advisor presentation

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Laptop pick up and power on

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Dean of Students presentation

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Advising and Registration

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Housing presentation

As they finish registering join guests

Refreshments and Resources

5:00-5:30 p.m.

Refreshments and Resources

Saturday Morning: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 1

Students

 

Guests

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Check-in

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Check-in

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Meet Your Advisor presentation

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Meet your Advisor presentation

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Laptop pick up and power on

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Dean of Students presentation

11:30 AM-12:30 p.m.

Advising and Registration

11:30 AM-12:00 p.m.

Housing presentation

As they finish registering join guests

Refreshments and Resources

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Refreshments and Resources

Options after the event from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Stout Speed Friending and Ice Breakers

Campus Tour

 

Options after the event from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

 

 

Saturday Afternoon: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Session 2

Students

 

Guests

Options before the event from 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Stout Speed Friending and Ice Breakers

Campus Tour

Options before the event from 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Campus Tour

 

 

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Check-in

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Check-in

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Meet Your Advisor presentation

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Meet your Advisor presentation

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Laptop pick up and power on

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Dean of Students presentation

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Advising and Registration

3:00-3:30 p.m.

Housing presentation

As they finish registering join guests

 

Refreshments and Resources

 

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Refreshments and Resources

Placement Test Instructions

All new first-year students are required to complete the UW-System placement tests prior to course registration. We ask that you complete your exams at least one week prior to your scheduled Registration date. 

Online English and Math Placement Tests

For your convenience, the University of Wisconsin Testing Services have developed online placement tests. To complete the placement tests, follow these steps:

  1. Verify which tests you are advised to take. UW-Stout requires both the English and Math placement tests unless you have completed college credits. If you expect to have college credit in English and/or Math you may not be required to take one or both placement tests. Students currently taking AP or college courses in Math and English should still take the placement tests. If you are unsure if you have college level credits or if you have further questions regarding placement testing, please email us at advisement.testing@uwstout.edu

  2. If you plan on taking a World language you will need to take the Spanish, German, and/or French placement test(s). Please note, UW-Stout does not have a World language requirement to graduate.

  3. You will need your campus login to access the registration form. Your UW-Stout username is everything before the @ sign in your UW-Stout email address.

  4. Visit the UW System placement testing website when you are ready to sign up for the online placement tests. 

After Registration

Your orientation experience continues after your on-campus orientation experience! You will be added to an Orientation online Canvas course which will provide more information about student resources and student success.

Orientation will culminate with Week One Orientation (WOO), our first week welcome program. Week One is about you connecting to campus and immersing yourself in our campus community. You will attend orientation sessions with other first-year students, learn about campus policies, procedures, and expectations, all while enjoying social activities and getting to know your new home at UW-Stout.

Week One kicks off on Sunday, September 4, students are asked to be back on campus by 3:00 p.m. to join their orientation groups.

Software Tools

Download these apps on your phone. These tools will help you to be successful while here at UW-Stout. Once you are enrolled in classes, you will gain access to these tools using your UW-Stout credentials.

  • Canvas Student: Canvas is our online classroom (similar to Blackboard or Google Classroom which you may have used in high school).
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams is a Microsoft tool for meetings similar to Zoom. We will be using Teams for other orientation functions after your in-person FYRO date. You will also likely use Microsoft Teams once you are on-campus at UW-Stout this fall. 
  • Navigate: Navigate is your student success tool which you will use to schedule appointments with your advisor, view to-do items and more!  
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (2-step/Duo): Security is a top priority at UW-Stout and all students are required to use Multi-Factor Authentication. Multi-Factor Authentication, also known as 2-Step Authentication enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device to verify your identity when logging into many of our UW-Stout accounts. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password.  

Meet Your Advisor

Learn who you will be working with during your first-year

University Housing

Learn more about living on campus.

Financial Aid

Learn more about paying for college.

Dining

Learn about various dining plans available.