First-Year Freshmen

First-Year Registration and Orientation, January 2020
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We're happy you will be joining us this spring! Your next step is to attend January Registration and Orientation on Friday, January 24: 

  • Orientation is a required program which includes class registration, meeting your first-year advisor, getting your Stout BlueCard and laptop, and connecting with other UW-Stout students.

  • Parents/guardians are welcome, but not required, to attend. January orientation is a half-day program running from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Before attending First-Year Registration and Orientation please complete the following steps:

Step 1) Activate your UW-Stout e-mail account

  • Go to to activate your UW-Stout e-mail. You will need your campus ID number.

  • After successfully setting your password, you will be directed to activate your UW-Stout e-mail account.

  • Your e-mail username and password are used for all UW-Stout login functions. Please activate them prior to attending First-Year Registration and Orientation.

Step 2) Register to attend First-Year Registration and Orientation

  • Once accepted to UW-Stout you will receive an invitation mid-November via your Stout e-mail to attend orientation. 

  • If you have additional questions or concerns please contact us at 

Step 3) Take the University of Wisconsin Placement Tests in English and Mathematics

  • All first year students are required to either take the Wisconsin English and Math Placement Tests or have college credit in English and Math.

  • If you have college credit in any of the following English courses, you do not need to take the English Placement Tests: ENGL 090; 101; 111.

  • If you have college credit in Math, it may not be adequate preparation for the major you are entering; contact the Advisement Center at to determine whether you need to take the Math Placement Test.

  • If you plan to take a world language course while attending UW-Stout, you will need to take the World Languages Placement Test. World Languages Placement Tests are offered in French, German, and Spanish.

  • If you have further questions regarding placement testing or would like to schedule a time to take a test contact the Advisement Center via e-mail at