You will be invited to sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO) online after you have completed the following steps:

Step 1:
           Pay $100 Confirmation Deposit* (may be completed before or after taking
           the placement test)

Step 2:
           Take Placement Tests.
Register HERE!
Step 3:
           Submit the University Housing Contract and deposit OR Exemption Form (may be completed before or after taking the Placement Tests)
Step 4:
           Pay the $100 University Housing Contract Deposit (if you completed a
           University Housing Contract)

Once ALL of these steps are complete, within 1-2 business days, you will be able to pick your orientation date.

Register for New Student Orientation when all steps are complete by clicking HERE!

Want to change your major? This can be done through the Orientation website. If you decide to change your major after you have already signed up for an NSO date, you can do so by filling out the Major Change Request Form.

Please note: Not all majors are present at each NSO date. You may be contacted to reschedule your NSO date by an Admissions representative if your new major isn't available on your currently selected date.

Need to reschedule your NSO date? It's easy! just go back to the NSO registration page and register again, choosing your date new date. The new date will overwrite your original date and you'll be all set. Don't forget to print off your confirmation! There are orientation programs throughout June and July to accommodate a wide range of individual schedule. However, if there is a scheduling conflict, please contact our office at 414-229-5842 or nsostaff@uwm.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation!


*Students will be eligible for a refund of the Confirmation Deposit if they do not attend New Student Orientation and/or register for classes. At that point, it will be non-refundable.