New Student Orientation - Spring 2023

Congratulations on becoming a Committed Cardinal!

Freshman student at orientation

Undergraduate Orientation

Registration for New Student Orientation for Spring 2023 is now open! You can now register at the following date below.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Graduate students at a classroom

Graduate Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation for Spring 2023 is closed. Contact your academic advisor for the next steps for enrollment by visiting UIW's Advising web site.

 

Orientation Agendas

8:30 a.m. | Check-in Starts | Student Engagement Center (SEC) Mezzanine

9 a.m. | Welcome, Prayer and Advising Intro | SEC Ballroom

9:20 a.m. | Office of Financial Assistance

9:40 a.m. | Title IX

10:10 a.m. | Business Office

10:30 a.m. | Break

10:40 a.m. | Help Desk/IT 

11 a.m. | Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability

11:20 a.m. | Closing

11:30 a.m. | University Advising Center

Graduate New Student Orientation for Spring 2023 is closed.

Next Steps for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Once you have submitted your confirmation fee, you'll receive an email from the UIW Help Desk within three days to set up Cardinal Apps for the first time. Cardinal Apps is the place to do many tasks such as:

  • Access email
  • Submit meningitis records (if under 22)
  • Complete orientation modules
  • Take classes
  • Get involved at UIW

The email from the UIW Help Desk will have your UIW email and your temporary password. You will also need your student ID (UIW calls it your PIDM), which is on your acceptance letter and in the email you received about your acceptance.

Before freshman and transfer students attend New Student Orientation, they are required to watch the orientation modules through the Canvas platform in Cardinal Apps.

When you log into Cardinal Apps, choose the Canvas icon to access the modules. Then, choose the New Student Orientation course to get started.

Canvas Logo

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

  1. Submit your final high school transcript with graduation date.

    • Submit documents to admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu or mail official high school transcripts to the address below. If you have dual credit, also submit an official college transcript with your high school graduation date.
      University of the Incarnate Word
      Document Receiving Office
      4301 Broadway, CPO 304
      San Antonio, TX 78209
  2. Submit your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.
    Texas State law mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a healthcare provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years preceding admission to the University. You may submit your vaccination record in PDF form to the Office of Admissions at admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu.
  3. Register for New Student Orientation.
    Once you confirm your attendance, keep an eye out on your UIW email for notices regarding orientation.
  4. Schedule an appointment with Advising.
    Once you submit your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination, you will need to call the University Advising Center at (210) 805-5814 to set up your appointment with your advisor for registration.
  5. Apply for on-campus housing (if you plan to live on campus).
    Information and applications are available on Residence Life website.
  6. Contact the Business Office to set up a payment plan.
    Students must pay tuition or register for a payment plan before the semester begins.
  7. Submit your health insurance waiver by Jan. 27, 2023.
    All UIW students must have medical insurance. If you are insured by a family plan, please ensure you waive coverage through the University by Jan. 27, 2023, to avoid charges. Visit the Business Office web page for more information.

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

  1. Submit your final transcripts with graduation date.
    Submit official transcripts from each institution attended. Students with fewer than 24 college credit hours are also required to submit an official high school transcript with graduation date or official GED scores. Final documents can be submitted to admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu or physically mailed to the address below.
    • University of the Incarnate Word
      Document Receiving Office
      4301 Broadway, CPO 304
      San Antonio, TX 78209
  2. Submit your proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination to UIW Health Services.
    Texas State law mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a healthcare provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis, or has received a booster during the five years preceding admission to the University. You may submit your vaccination record in PDF form to the Office of Admissions at admissiondocs@uiwtx.edu.
  3. Register for New Student Orientation.
    Once you confirm your attendance, keep an eye out on your UIW email for notices regarding orientation.
  4. Register for Classes.
    Contact the Advising Center to register for classes. Proof of meningitis vaccination must be submitted before registering for classes (students under 22 years old).
  5. Apply for on-campus housing (if you plan to live on campus).
    Information and applications are available on the Residence Life website.
  6. Contact the Business Office to set up a payment plan.
    Students must pay tuition or register for a payment plan before the semester begins. Visit the Business Office payment web page for more information.
  7. Submit your health insurance waiver by Jan. 27, 2023 (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 by Jan. 27, 2023, to avoid charges. Visit the Business Office web page for more information.

Register for Classes

To register for your graduate courses, contact your academic advisor (listed on your acceptance letter).