First-Year Freshmen

First-Year Registration and Orientation
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Welcome to UW-Stout - we are so excited to have you as a new student!

We're happy you will be joining us at UW-Stout! Your next step is to attend First-Year Registration and Orientation (FYRO). 

You will receive an invite in your UW-Stout email account in mid-March asking you to select your FYRO date. 

FYRO is a required full-day program. You will meet your first-year advisor, select your Fall 2022 classes, and start your orientation to UW-Stout.

You will be asked to select one of the following dates to attend:

  • June 6 - 10
  • June 13, 14, 16 or 17
  • June 20 - 24

Prior to selecting your date: check your personal calendar for any commitments that will impact your ability to attend the full day. 

Attendance is REQUIRED from 7:45 am - 4:00 pm. You are allowed to bring guests. Guests and students will have separate FYRO agendas - please plan accordingly. 

Once you select a date, your next step is to register for the UW-System placement tests. UW-Stout requires both the English and Math placement tests for enrollment. Information to sign up can be found below.

Your FYRO Experience

Your FYRO day will be comprised of two parts, Advising and Registration and Orientation. 

Step 1: Advising and Registration: During this time you will meet with your first-year advisor, pick up your UW-Stout laptop and enroll in your first semester courses. 

Step 2: Orientation: After you have enrolled in courses, you are officially a UW-Stout student! We want to welcome you to campus and give you some information right away that will be helpful as you prepare to join us this fall. You will meet your peers, meet current UW-Stout students, tour campus, learn about paying for college, getting involved with student organizations, and campus life at UW-Stout. 

Guests

Guests are invited to attend FYRO with their student. We will have separate programming and presentations for our guests which are meant to help guests in getting to know our campus. Presentations will be provided by the Dean of Students, Financial Aid, Student Business Services, Dining, Housing, Campus Involvement, Health, Safety, and more. 

After FYRO

Your orientation experience continues after your on-campus orientation experience! In early July you will be added to an Orientation online Canvas course which will provide more information about student resources and student success.

Orientation will culminate with Week One Orientation (WOO), our first week welcome program. Week One is about you connecting to campus and immersing yourself in our campus community. You will attend orientation sessions with other first-year students, learn about campus policies, procedures, and expectations, all while enjoying social activities and getting to know your new home at UW-Stout.

Week One kicks off on Sunday, September 4th, students are asked to be back on campus by 3:00 pm to join their orientation groups.

Next steps

All new first-year students are required to complete the UW-System placement tests prior to course registration. We ask that you complete your exams at least one week prior to your scheduled FYRO date. 

Online English and Math Placement Tests

For your convenience, the University of Wisconsin Testing Services have developed online placement tests. To complete the placement tests, follow these steps:

  1. Verify which tests you are advised to take. UW-Stout requires both the English and Math placement tests unless you have completed college credits. If you expect to have college credit in English and/or Math you may not be required to take one or both placement tests. Students currently taking AP or college courses in Math and English should still take the placement tests. If you are unsure if you have college level credits or if you have further questions regarding placement testing, please email us at advisement.testing@uwstout.edu

  2. If you plan on taking a World language you will need to take the Spanish, German, and/or French placement test(s). Please note, UW-Stout does not have a World language requirement to graduate.

  3. You will need your campus login to access the registration form. Your UW-Stout username is everything before the @ sign in your UW-Stout email address.

  4. Visit the UW System placement testing website when you are ready to sign up for the online placement tests. 

Software Tools

Download these apps on your phone. These tools will help you to be successful while here at UW-Stout. Once you are enrolled in classes, you will gain access to these tools using your UW-Stout credentials.

  • Canvas Student: Canvas is our online classroom (similar to Blackboard or Google Classroom which you may have used in high school).
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams is a Microsoft tool for meetings similar to Zoom. We will be using Teams for other orientation functions after your in-person FYRO date. You will also likely use Microsoft Teams once you are on-campus at UW-Stout this fall. 
  • Navigate: Navigate is your student success tool which you will use to schedule appointments with your advisor, view to-do items and more!  
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (2-step/Duo): Security is a top priority at UW-Stout and all students are required to use Multi-Factor Authentication. Multi-Factor Authentication, also known as 2-Step Authentication enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device to verify your identity when logging into many of our UW-Stout accounts. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password.  

Meet Your Advisor

Learn who you will be working with during your first-year

University Housing

Learn more about living on campus.

Financial Aid

Learn more about paying for college.

Dining

Learn about various dining plans available.