First-Year Freshmen

First-Year Registration and Orientation
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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 2022. If you are new student for Fall 2022, watch for more information in early Spring on our Summer FYRO programs.

Registration and Orientation for students beginning Spring 2022, will be held on Friday, January 21, from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

  • 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 22nd. Please be sure to RSVP for this event!

Next steps

All  new first-year students are required to complete UW-System placement tests prior to course registration. Please review the information provided below and follow the link to register for exams.

Online English and Math Placement Tests

With in-person placement testing currently suspended, University of Wisconsin Testing Services have developed online unproctored placement tests. To complete the placement tests online, 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 college credits from high school which can assist with placement. 

  2. If you plan on taking a World language you would need to take the Spanish, German, or French placement test.

  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: {{Recipient.hed__UniversityEmail__c}}.

  4. 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. 

  • 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 prior to enrollment.
  • 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 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.


Learn about various dining plans available.