UIW Orientation

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 Welcome, Class of 2020!    

Congratulations on joining the UIW Cardinal family!

Our one-day orientation program is designed to prepare you to be successful at UIW. You will have the opportunity to participate in sessions that will help familiarize you with our campus and prepare you for classes here at UIW. The program includes advising, registration, academic sessions and many more informative events.

Orientation is required for first-time freshmen and will take place from approximately 9:00am - 5:00pm.

There will be a $10.00 fee per parent or family member attending orientation. This fee is payable during the orientation check-in process. Due to safety regulations and fire codes, we respectfully ask that you limit the number of guests accompanying you to orientation to two.


  1. Submit your confirmation fee (matriculation).
  2. Fill out your pre-scheduling questionnaire and register for orientation.
  3. Submit your health and meningitis records to UIW Health Services.
  4. Attend orientation!
  • Optional: If you selected a date when registering for orientation and would like to change it, you may submit your change of date request to orientation@uiwtx.edu.
  • Requests will be reviewed within 48-72 hours. Not all requests will be granted due to space limitations.  If your request has been successfully processed, you will receive a confirmation email with your new orientation date.

Please be sure that you have taken care of your confirmation fee and submitted your proof of meningitis before attending orientation.


First-time Freshmen Orientation Dates



  • Orientation Session I:  Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  • Orientation Session II:  Thursday, June 16, 2016*
  • Orientation Session III:  Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Orientation Session IV:  Wednesday, June 29, 2016*
  • Orientation Session V:  Thursday, July 7, 2016
  • Orientation Session VI:  Wednesday, July 13, 2016*
  • Orientation Session VII:  Thursday, August 4, 2016
  • Orientation Session VIII:  Wednesday, August 10, 2016*
  • Orientation Session IX:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dates with *asterisk indicate orientation sessions for all majors to include Education (IDS) Majors and Vision Science Majors. If you are an Education or Vision Science major, please only sign up for a date with an asterisk denoted.  


Before registering for orientation, you must submit your confirmation (matriculation) fee.


To sign-up for orientation, please complete the pre-scheduling questionnaire, select your desired orientation date, and submit the online form.


The online pre-scheduling questionnaire will be available on March 7, 2016.  Please check back then to complete your form. 

Thank you! 

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, please contact: 
Darlene Moczygemba, 210-283-5014 at least 5 days in advance.