UIW Orientation

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Welcome to the University of the Incarnate Word!

As you begin your exciting new journey as a UIW Cardinal, we encourage you to make the most of your academic experience by attending summer Orientation. During our one-day orientation session, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities designed to help familiarize you with our campus and prepare you for classes here at Incarnate Word. The program includes advising, registration, academic sessions and many more informative activities.

Orientation is required for 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 will need your confirmation number that was sent to you via email when you submitted your pre-scheduling questionnaire. Once you have located your confirmation number, you may submit the Orientation Date Switch Form.  Requests will be reviewed within 48 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.


Your 2015 Orientation Team welcomes you!

First Time Freshman Summer Orientation Dates

Orientation 1:  Thursday, June 4, 2015

Orientation 2:  Thursday, June 11, 2015*

Orientation 3:  Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Orientation 4:  Wednesday, June 24, 2015*

Orientation 5:  Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Orientation 6:  Thursday, July 9, 2015*

Orientation 7:  Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orientation 8:  Thursday, August 6, 2015*

Orientation 9:  Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dates with *asterik indicate orientation sessions for all majors to include Education (IDS) Majors. If you are an Education major please only sign up for date with an asterik denoted.  

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

Please click here to access the prescheduling questionnaire & register for orientation.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, please contact:
Rochelle Ramirez 210-805-3069 at least 5 days in advance.