First-Year Freshmen

Get ready for your first year at UW-Stout!
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Join Us at First-Year Registration & Orientation.

We're happy you will be joining us at UW-Stout! Your next step is to attend First-Year Registration & Orientation (FYRO). The information provided below is for students starting in Fall 2024. 

You have three options to complete your Registration & Orientation experience.

Virtual Options

Virtual events will include orientation sessions for students run by our student orientation and registration assistants, followed by meetings with advisors and course registration.

  • Dates: July 16 & 30
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registered & Ready Events

These in-person, on-campus registration events are meant to get students registered and ready in two hours or less. Students who attend will meet with their advisor, receive their UW-Stout laptops, and enroll in courses. Optional tours will be available but are not included in the 2-hour event schedule.

  • Dates
    • Thursdays: July 11 & 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Check-in at 12:30 p.m.)

One-on-One Appointments

If none of the above options work for you, please call (715) 232-4052 or email to discuss setting up a 1:1 appointment with your first-year advisor. 

Before You Attend FYRO

UW System Placement Testing

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. 

Placement Testing information will be sent to students’ UW-Stout email on or after March 15 when the UW-System Placement Test registration site opens.

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): 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.