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 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Parents & Families  

Parents are welcomed to attend orientation with their student.  Please keep in mind, 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 guests per student.


  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 - This session is now full.

  • Orientation Session II:  Thursday, June 16, 2016  - This session is now full.
  • 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:  Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  • Orientation Session VIII:  Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Certain majors may only select specific orientation dates.                   Vision Science and Education majors must register for either the                June 16th, July 13th, or August 17th orientation. If you are unable to attend one of these three dates, please contact the Orientation Office at 210-283-5014.

3D Animation and Game Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Design majors must register for either the       June 16th, July 13th, or August 10th orientation. If you are unable to attend one of these three dates, please contact the Orientation Office at 210-283-5014.

All other majors may select any date available above.


 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.

Thank you.

 We're so glad you have chosen UIW as your new home and we are very excited to meet you!




The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for this event, please complete and submit the following form:


at least five university business days prior to the event.  

(If an event is posted less than five university business days prior to the event, please complete and submit the form as soon as possible and the university will make reasonable efforts to provide accommodations.)

For questions, please contact:
Michelle Beasley at

210-829-3997 or beasley@uiwtx.edu