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 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."

On-campus and off-campus transfer students have the option of participating in a Transfer Eagle Group. Commuter students also have the option of signing up for an Eagle 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!

Click below to view your schedule for Fall 2022 NSO!

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