Orientation Information for Parents

Freshman student and his parents at Orientation

Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

On May 4, your student will receive an email with the link to complete the pre-scheduling questionnaire. Once students complete their pre-scheduling questionnaire, they will be redirected to the orientation sign-up form, where they will choose their virtual orientation date.

Please call the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 if you have any questions.

Orientation Zoom Backgrounds

We have designed exclusive UIW New Student Orientation Zoom backgrounds for you and your student to use.


Orientation Agendas and Next Steps for Parents

Students with last names A-K will be attending the morning orientation session.

Morning Orientation Agenda
Time Activity Facilitator
8:30-9 a.m. Zoom goes live Office of Admissions
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome / Agenda overview Jessica De La Rosa, Director of Admissions
9:15-10 a.m. Financial Aid and Business Office

Financial Aid - Heather Miller, Kathy Gomez

Business Office - Samantha Ramos

10-10:20 a.m. Technology Christina Philips
10:20-10:40 a.m. College Success Raul Zendejas
10:40-11 a.m. Title IX Alexandria Salas
11-11:30 a.m. Advising Kedra Grant-Brinkley
11:30-11:45 a.m. Residence Life Diane Sanchez
11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Closing Admissions Staff

Students with last names L-Z will be attending the afternoon orientation session.

Afternoon Orientation Agenda
Time Activity Facilitator
1:30-2 p.m. Zoom goes live Office of Admissions
2-2:15 p.m. Welcome / Agenda Overview Jessica De La Rosa, Director of Admissions
2:15-3 p.m. Financial Aid and Business Office

Financial Aid - Heather Miller, Kathy Gomez

Business Office - Samantha Ramos

3-3:20 p.m. Technology Christina Philips
3:20-3:40 p.m. College Success Raul Zendejas
3:40-4 p.m. Title IX Alexandria Salas
4-4:30 p.m.. Advising Kedra Grant-Brinkley
4:30-4:45 p.m. Residence Life Diane Sanchez
4:45-5 p.m. Closing Admissions Staff
  1. Contact the Office of Financial Assistance.
    Contact our financial aid staff to discuss your student’s grants, scholarships, loans and work study. Information is available at the Financial Aid New to UIW page.
  2. Remind your student to submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.
    Send your student’s shot record to Health Services via email or by fax at (210) 829-3921. Please include the student’s date of birth and phone number.
  3. Remind your student to submit final documents before the beginning of the fall semester.
    Students must submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
    1. Official final high school transcript (including final GPA and graduation date).
    2. Students who took dual credit courses must submit an official college transcript.
    3. AP, ACT, SAT or IB test scores, if applicable.
  4. Remind your student to waive UIW insurance (if already covered by health insurance).
    If your student is already covered by health insurance and will not need UIW insurance, he/she can waive itPlease include your student’s UIW ID on this waiver.
  5. Make sure your student has access to Cardinal Apps.
    With their Cardinal Apps account, students can check their schedule, UIW e-mail, balances, etc. Please make sure your student has access to their UIW e-mail, as this is the official communication portal at UIW.
  6. Remind your student to apply for a parking permit.
    Make sure your student applies for a parking permit through the Cardinal Cars section of Cardinal Apps.
  7. Sign up for a payment plan, if needed.
    If your student needs a payment plan, please make sure he/she signs up on Cardinal Apps. More information can be found here at the Business Office Pay Your Bill page.

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