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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Week One Orientation overview for Students and Guests / Chris Cooper

Welcome to Stout!

Week One Orientation is your student's next step in their transition to Stout. Week One has two components, an online course and sessions offered during the orientation days on campus, Monday, September 7th and Tuesday, September 8th. 

Week One Canvas Course

The online course is comprised of 6 modules that need to be completed by Monday, September 14th. We encourage all students to finish as many of the modules as they can prior to the first day of classes.


It is important that students make connections to their peers and campus during their first few days. To accomplish this, we will have some in-person and virtual activities held on Monday and Tuesday before classes. Please encourage your student to check CONNECT and RSVP to join the fun!

On Campus Students

Students who are living on campus will be assigned an orientation group to move through some of the orientation sessions being offered. Please plan for your student to be with their orientation group on Monday, September 7th and Tuesday, September 8th.

Commuting or Online Students

Students living off campus are not required to come to campus for in-person events however, If they would like to join us for orientation events on campus, please email

Textbooks can be picked up from Instructional Resources on campus. If students live outside of the 25 mile radius of campus they can request their books be mailed by following the distance education textbook request form (link below). If students are within the 25 mile radius of campus, they will need to set-up an appointment to pick-up their books by calling, 715-232-2492 or emailing

If you are an online student you can order your textbooks by filling out the Distance Education Textbook Request Form.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are not required to attend on campus sessions but are encouraged to complete the Online Orientation course. If your student is a transfer student and they would like to join us for in-person events, please have them email

Software Tools for Success

Consider downloading these additional apps on your phone. These tools will help you to be successful while here at Stout. 

  • Canvas Student: Canvas is our online classroom (similar to blackboard 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 our live sessions during orientation.  You will gain access using your Stout credentials after enrollment, prior to enrollment you can access events as a guest in Teams.
  • Navigate: Navigate is your student success tool which you will use to schedule appointments with your advisor, view to-do items and more!  You will gain access using your Stout credentials after enrollment.