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First Year Registration

Please complete the following steps: 

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

  • Go to to set your email password.You will need your student ID number.

  • After successfully setting your password, you will be directed to activate your Stout e-mail account (Office 365 server).

  • Your email username and password are used for all UW-Stout login functions. You will need your username and password to sign up for a First Year Registration and Orientation Day.

Step 2) Take the WI Placements Tests in English and Mathematics (if needed)

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

  • See information about these tests, a list of test sites and dates, and a test registration link at Placement testing should occur at least three weeks prior to your Registration and Orientation date in order for results to be available at registration. View a step-by-step guide on navigating the testing website here.

  • Students who have already taken the Wisconsin Placement Tests do not need to take them again.

  • 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, 112.

Step 3) Sign-up for a Registration Session

  • Our formal First Year Registration and Orientation for the 2015-2016 academic year is now complete.  For those who were unable to attend, we are holding small group registration sessions on select Thursday afternoons for the remainder of the summer. Check your UW-Stout email to access the link to the enrollment form and available dates or call the Advisement Center at 715/232-1465.

First Year Orientation 

Orientation is referred to as Week One. On-campus students will be assigned an orientation group upon your arrival to campus, Sunday, September 6th. Groups are assigned by hall and your Blue Devil Ambassador (BDA), will lead you through the orientation activities beginning Sunday evening and going through Tuesday, September 8th.

Week One Schedule (on-campus, traditional two-day program)

Commuter Week One Schedule (off-campus, guided one-day program)