New Student
Orientation (NSO)

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to provide the experiences and information for a successful transition to UWL. NSO & Welcome Week occur at the start of the fall semester and are designed to provide the experiences and information for a successful transition to UWL.  

New Student Orientation is for all new students to UWL and offers a variety of programs, services, activities, and fun events designed to welcome and introduce students to all of the engagement opportunities at UWL. All new first-year students living on-or-off campus and transfer students living on-campus are included into an Eagle Group, which is led by an Eagle Guide who is an experienced UWL student leader. New students will be "guided" through their first few days on campus by our student "experts."

Off-campus transfer students are welcome to join NSO activities and have the option to separately sign up for an Eagle Guide Group.

Through New Student Orientation, there are plenty of opportunities to meet other new and returning students, find out ways to get involved, and prepare for the academic year!

Please Note

We can't wait to share with you the Fall 2023 New Student Orientation schedule, we are currently planning what that looks like. In the meantime, you may take a peek below at the 2022 NSO schedules to see what events were offered & required.

2022 New Student Orientation Schedule 

Students will be able to check in their residence halls posters with a list of events that will occur during New Student Orientation (NSO). While all events are encouraged, only those marked with *** are required for all new first-year students. 

NSO Schedules