Family and Guest Orientation Information

We know that you have questions. We will do our best to relay information to you and your families as it becomes available.
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First-Year Registration and Orientation overview for Students and Guests / Chris Cooper

Welcome to Stout!

As your student starts their transition to our campus we wanted to be sure to welcome you as well. Your student's First-Year Registration and Orientation will have two components,

  1. Advising and Registration, which will be held on a Canvas online course that we recommend students complete prior to their registration date. Students will gain access to this course one week prior to their scheduled Orientation week.
  2. Orientation, which will be held on another Canvas online course and is open to both students and their guests during their week of orientation.

We would like to encourage you and your student to participate in the Orientation portion of First-Year Registration and Orientation (FYRO) together. Please see the schedule outline below.

Here is how your student's virtual First-Year Registration and Orientation (FYRO) will work:

Registration and Advising

Your student's registration date is the day they signed up for. That means their orientation week will open that Monday and end on Friday.

While they will be completing their Registration and Advising course and can connect with their first-year advisor early, the date they signed up for is the first date they can register for classes.

Orientation Course

Starting June 1, the First-Year Registration and Orientation course is open for both you and your student. Follow the prompts below to enroll. Orientation will run Monday-Friday of the week surrounding your students registration day.

  1. Click this link.
  2. Click the First-Year Registration and Orientation tile
  3. On the next page click “enroll”
  4. You will need to enter your name, email and confirm you are not a robot.
  5. Once you enroll you will get an email to confirm your enrollment and you are in!

This course is where you will find all of our live sessions, resource fair, student panel and more! It will be open the entire month of June, if you miss one of our live sessions, come back another week! Everything we do live will be recorded and can be found in the "Media Gallery" located on the left-hand navigation of the canvas course.

Orientation Schedule

Join us most evenings starting at 4:00 p.m. (with the exception of Program Meetings and a few special population meetings, see schedule overview below) during your orientation week for live sessions with various offices, live resource fairs, panels, and more!

Program Directors will hold live meetings for their majors on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m..

Any live sessions will be recorded so that students and their support system can watch at a later time. 

Click the drop down below to view the full schedule of events. 

Orientation Schedule Overview

Orientation Schedule








Partnering with Families for Success

The Dean of Students will discuss college transition issues including student behavior, safety, opportunities for campus engagement, FERPA, family resources and more.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dollars and Sense

The Financial Aid and Student Business Services offices will explain the financial “big picture” of the college experience such as education costs, aid types, action items, timelines, and requirements. They will also cover student billing information that includes reciprocity for Minnesota residents, payment due dates, types of payment accepted, and authorized user access.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Live Resource Fair

Students and guests will have an opportunity to visit and
ask questions of UW-Stout staff and faculty from a variety
of offices and departments.

5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.









Multicultural Student Services: Supporting Minority Students at Stout 

This information session will focus on support services for underrepresented minority students. “Meet” a member of the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) staff to learn about programs and services designed to help with retention and graduation of African American, American Indian, Asian and Latinx students. MSS strives to create an environment that welcomes all students, encouraging their individual perspectives and questions ranging from personal to academic support and career to intercultural development. We look forward to meeting you. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Food, Funds and Functionality

Learn about student dining plan options and how to get the most out of the dining dollar. We will also explain the Stout BlueCard (student campus ID card) and its valuable role in a student's life here at UW-Stout.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

University Housing

Are you curious about where you will be living? We'll chat about move-in and out, discuss room selection process, benefits, amenities, rules and policies, safety, security and other handy tips.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Live Student Panel

Hear what current students have to say about their
experience at UW-Stout.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.





Honors College

Honors College staff will provide a quick overview of the program and answer questions for incoming members of the Honors College.  More information about applying to join the Honors College can be found at  

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program Meetings

Students and guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the major, courses, expectations and more.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Healthy Living

Be a part of our healthy college community and learn about student health and counseling services as well as the top five recommendations for a healthy, happy college career.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Debunking the Myths and Exploring the Benefits of Involvement

We understand a new environment can bring about questions of time commitment, financial cost or how students access involvement opportunities. Our Involvement Center team looks forward to breaking through roadblocks and answering your questions so that students can find the involvement opportunity that is best for them!

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Live Resource Fair

Students and guests will have an opportunity to visit and
ask questions of UW-Stout staff and faculty from a variety
of offices and departments.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.




Personal Safety and Security

UW-Stout's University Police Department leadership will provide an overview of what students and guests should know about student safety and security on campus.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

On Campus Jobs for Students

Learn how students can access work-study and state payroll positions as well as additional student job resources through CareerLink.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Live Student Panel

Hear what current students have to say about their
experience at UW-Stout.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.