New Student Orientation

A page within New Student & Family Programs

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 are included in 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."

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!

We are still building and finalizing our 2024 New Student Orientation Schedule, but feel free to take a look at last year's to see what you might be able to expect!

2023 New Student Orientation Schedule 

We are so excited to announce that the Fall 2023 New Student Orientation schedule is finally available! Click below to explore what exciting activities we have to offer and note the required sessions. Please note that some these schedules are subject to change, so be sure to check back to stay up to date. 

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, bolded events are required for all new first-year students. 

NSO Schedules