Orientation Day

You are Officially a Cardinal

Welcome to the Nest!

Congratulations on becoming a Cardinal! We are excited to welcome you to UIW! On this page, you will find all the information you will need throughout your orientation day. 

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation Virtual Agenda by time, activity and location
Time Activity Location
8:30 – 9 a.m. Zoom Goes Life Zoom Webinar
9 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome / Agenda Overview Zoom Webinar
9:15 – 10 a.m. Financial Aid / Business Office Zoom Webinar
10 – 10:20 a.m. Technology Zoom Webinar
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. College Success Zoom Webinar
10:40 – 11 a.m. Title IX Zoom Webinar
11 – 11:30 a.m. Advising Overview Zoom Webinar
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Campus Life Zoom Webinar
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closing and Final Questions Zoom Webinar
12 – 1 p.m. Student Support and Safety Panel
Campus Police | Health Services | Behavior Health | Career Services | Student Success | Campus Life
Hybrid: Zoom Webinar and Concert Hall
Freshman Orientation In Person Agenda by time, activity and location.
Time Activity Location
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. In Person Orientation Check in Outside Concert Hall
12 – 1 p.m. Student Support and Safety Panel
Campus Police | Health Services | Behavior Health | Career Services | Student Success | Campus Life
Hybrid: Zoom Webinar and Concert Hall
1:30 – 2 p.m. Welcome and Agenda Overview Concert hall, broadcasted via zoom to respective rooms.
2 – 2:30 p.m. Session 1
Business Office / Financial Aid Concert Hall
Technology / Student Success BSH 129
Campus Life / Title IX NB 214
Advising SEC Ballroom
2:30 – 2:40 p.m. Break/Transition – Presenters rotate
2:40 – 3:10 p.m. Session 2
Advising Concert Hall
Business Office / Financial Aid BSH 129
Technology / Student Success NB 214
Campus Life / Title IX SEC Ballroom
3:10 – 3:20 p.m. Break/Transition – Presenters Rotate
3:20 – 3:50 p.m. Session 3
Campus Life / Title IX Concert Hall
Advising BSH 129
Business Office / Financial Aid NB 214
Technology / Student Success SEC Ballroom
3:50 – 4 p.m. Break/Transition – Presenters Rotate
4 – 4:30 p.m. Session 4
Technology / Student Success Concert Hall
Campus Life / Title IX BSH 129
Advising NB 214
Business Office / Financial Aid SEC Ballroom
4:30 – 5 p.m. Closing and Final Questions Respective rooms
5 – 6 p.m. Cardinal Fair
TRiO |Mission and Ministry | Study Abroad | Honors | ROTC | Residence Life | Campus Engagement | Heath Services | Club Sports and Wellness Center | Ettling Center | Student Disability Services | Behavioral Health | Parent Association | Athletics – Season Ticket Sales
Student Engagement Center Patio
5 – 6 p.m. Opened Office Hours
Financial Aid | Business Office | Military and Veteran Center | Campus Life | Bookstore
Respective Offices
5:30 – 6 p.m. Residence Life Info Session SEC Ballroom
6 – 6:30 p.m. Residence Hall Tours Residence Halls

Find all the information you will need throughout your orientation day in this booklet. 

Download the Freshman Orientation Booklet 

Here are a few items you will need to make sure you’ve taken care of between now and the start of the fall semester.

  • Submit your final high school transcript.
    Please ask your high school to send your final transcript, including date of graduation, to the address below before the beginning of the fall semester:
    University of the Incarnate Word
    Office of Admissions
    4301 Broadway, CPO 285
    San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Submit your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination to UIW Health Services.
    Proof of meningitis vaccination must be submitted before Aug. 1, 2021. You can email it to healthsvcs@uiwtx.edu. (Be sure to include your full name and student ID.)
  • Apply for on-campus housing (if you plan to live on campus).
    Information and applications are available at Residence Life website.
  • Contact the Business Office to set up a payment plan. 
    Students must pay tuition or enter a payment plan option before the semester begins. 
  • Submit your health insurance waiver (if needed).
    All UIW students must have medical insurance. If you are insured by a family plan, please ensure you waive coverage through the University to avoid charges. Contact the Business Office for more information.

Transfer Orientation

Transfer orientation agenda by time, activity and facilitator.
Time Activity Facilitator
8:30 - 9 a.m. Zoom goes live Office of Admissions
9 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome/Agenda Overview Jessica De La Rosa,
Director of Admissions
9:20 - 9:40 a.m. Business Office TBD
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Financial Aid TBD
10 - 10:10 a.m. Title IX Overview TBD
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Registrar TBD
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Technology TBD
10:50 - 11:20 a.m. Advising Presentation TBD
11:20 - 11:45 a.m. Closing and Final Questions TBD
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Military and Veterans Center Presentation TBD

Find all the information you will need throughout your orientation day in this booklet. 

Download the Transfer Orientation Booklet 

Here are a few items you will need to make sure you have taken care of between now and the start of the semester.

  1. Submit all your final official transcripts. Official transcripts may be submitted to  admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu or sent to: 
    University of the Incarnate Word
    Office of Admissions
    4301 Broadway, CPO 285
    San Antonio, TX 78209
  2. Proof of meningitis vaccination must be submitted before Aug. 1, 2021. Students under the age of 22 must submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination. You can email it to UIW Health Services at healthsvcs@uiwtx.edu proof. (Be sure to include your full name and student ID.)
  3. Apply for on-campus housing (if you plan to live on campus). Information and applications are available at Residence Life and Housing.
  4. Contact the Business Office. Students must pay tuition, or enter a payment plan, before the semester begins. 
  5. Submit insurance waiver (if already insured). All UIW students must have medical insurance. If you are insured by a family plan, please ensure you waive coverage through the University to avoid charges. Contact the Business Office for more information.

Student Resources

Student ID Cards

Students are now welcome to come into the Cardinal Card office (located in the Student Engagement Center, suite 3150) to acquire their Student ID card.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Students can stop by after orientation sessions on Wednesday evenings June 16, June 30, July 14, August 4 or August 18, 2021.

 Visit the Campus ID webpage

Orientation Zoom Backgrounds

We have designed exclusive UIW New Student Orientation Zoom backgrounds for your use.

DOWNLOAD UIW ZOOM BACKGROUNDS HERE