First-Year Freshmen

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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). The information provided below is for students starting in Spring 2023. If you are a new student for Fall 2023, watch for more information in early Spring on our Summer FYRO programs.

Registration and Orientation for students beginning Spring 2023, will be held on Friday, January 20, from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

  • Guests are absolutely welcome, but not required, to attend.
  • Informational sessions will be provided for both students and guests on college transition, financial aid and tuition, campus safety, and dining services.
  • You will receive your laptop and textbooks.

Invitations will be sent to students UW-Stout Email starting November 21st. Please be sure to RSVP for this event!

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 Registration 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. 
  1. 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.

  2. 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.