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  • Freshman Registration and Family Orientation

    Event Dates: 
    June 8June 15, June 17, June 19, June 22, June 23, June 24, June 29, June 30

    Students must sign up in advance to attend the event. Attending the event is required for all incoming new freshmen. Date sign-up will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates will close when we reach the maximum number of students we can accommodate. If a date is closed, you will need to select a different date. 

    The Admissions Office mailed event materials on April 16 to all students who had submitted the $100 enrollment deposit. If you have misplaced these materials, please print the materials we mailed from the list below. 

    Mailed Event Materials: 

    Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information. 

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Which event date is best to attend? 

    There is no 'best' date. Select a date that works in your schedule and allows you to spend the entire day with us. We have steps in place to open seats in classes throughout the Freshman Registration dates to ensure a wide variety of classes for all students to select - including those attending the final days.  There will be enough classes available to create a beneficial schedule for your first semester no matter which date you attend.

    How do I sign up for a Freshman Registration & Family Orientation date?

    Please review page six of the program for sign up instructions. Students must submit the $100 enrollment deposit before selecting a date to attend. Dates will close once they reach the maximum students we can accommodate, and date sign-up occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep several dates in June open on your schedule to attend Freshman Registration. Freshman Registration & Family Orientation is a full-day event, and you will be required to stay until the end of the event (approx. 4:00 p.m.). 

    Sign-up occurs on the student's WINGS Student Center. If you have lost your access information to login to WINGS, please reset your password

    Troubleshooting: If you are following the instructions on page six of the program and are experiencing issues accessing the Freshman Registration link, we recommend you use a different Internet browser. Depending on the version of the browser, browsers such as Internet Explorer have issues navigating the WINGS Student Center. 

    Why did I not receive a confirmation email stating that I signed-up for a date? 

    You will not receive a confirmation email. A confirmation box will pop up when you select 'save.' This is your confirmation message. 

    As stated on page six of the program, "A confirmation box will open when you click ‘save’. Please make sure that you turn off any pop up blockers. Print or save this confirmation for your record. This record indicates you have successfully signed-up for a date."

    What if I cannot attend Freshman Registration and Family Orientation?

    Attending Freshman Registration and Family Orientation is required. Please arrange your schedule so that you sign-up as soon as you receive the mailed packet. This will offer you the largest selection of dates. 

    How do I sign up for Placement Testing?

    Follow the steps outlined on the Placement Testing Information guide. We mailed this document to all admitted students. To make sure we receive your scores in time, take the Regional Placement Tests by June 1.

    What if my family members cannot attend with me?

    While we welcome family members to this event, only you (the student) are required to attend.

    How do I prepare for Freshman Registration and Family Orientation?

    1. Read through all mailed materials.
    2. Sign up for a Freshman Registration & Family Orientation date.
    3. Take Placement Tests before June 1. 
    4. Review the Academic Advising Center's preparation advice

     

     

    Why are classes beginning to appear in my WINGS Student Center?

    To ensure registration in key courses for your major, you may see a partial schedule begin to appear on your WINGS Student Center before Freshman Registration and Family Orientation; however, you will not have access to the scheduling process until your registration day. At the registration session, you will complete your schedule with additional courses selected by you and/or recommended by your advisor. 

    Are there any extracurricular UW-L opportunities I can participate in before fall classes begin? 

    Yes! You can sign up and attend our First Flight adventure program. First Flight takes place the week before freshmen move-in and is only open to incoming new freshmen. Participating in First Flight is one of the best ways to start your college experience! You'll make new friends, learn about yourself & UW-L, and experience a great adventure. View the First Flight video, program information, and frequently asked questions.

     

    First Flight

    Want to go on an adventure with other incoming new freshmen before classes begin? If yes, sign up for First Flight! You can choose one of four trips: kayaking, backpacking, canoeing or rock climbing. No prior experience necessary! First Flight takes place the week before freshmen move-in. Participating in First Flight is one of the best ways to start your college experience! Check out the pictures below from previous trips. 

    View the  First Flight videoprogram information, and  frequently asked questions. Each trip can accommodate a specific number of people....make sure to sign up soon! 

    • First flight group phoot
    • First Flight canoe trip
    • First Flight - group photo
    • First Flight tree climbing
    • First Flight - canoeing
    • First Flight rock climbing