Preparing for college is an exciting and busy time for students and families alike. One of the most important things you can do to support your student during this transition is encourage them to participate fully in our New Student Experience activities, including attending an on-campus orientation experience on their campus. We invite you to attend on-campus orientation with your student and participate in our parent and family programming.

You can also help your student stay on track for their New Student Experience. Encourage them to check their emails carefully and reach out to us if they have questions about their next steps.

What is New Student Experience?

New Student Experience prepares your student to transition to UW-Platteville, including registering for their first semester’s classes, attending on-campus orientation, and participating in welcome activities when they return to campus for their first semester.

We will be communicating directly with your student about required actions and deadlines to ensure they get the most out of this experience. Some important items to note are:

  • All students must pre-register for and take the Universities of Wisconsin Placement Tests before they are able to meet with their advisor and register for classes. The Universities of Wisconsin Placement Tests Fee of $45.00 will appear on their semester billing statement.
  • The New Student Experience fee varies depending on your student’s campus and student type. This fee will appear on the semester billing statement and helps cover materials, student staff, on-campus orientation, and welcome activities at the beginning of their first semester.
Platteville campus, new freshman student $150
Platteville campus, transfer student $45
Baraboo Sauk County campus, new freshman student $75
Baraboo Sauk County campus, transfer student $45

Stay connected with NSE

We have created several forms of communication so you can get updates, stay informed, and make connections with the university, other parents, and families of new students.

  • Review this checklist to see what steps your student has completed for their New Student Experience and what steps are next for them.
  • Opt in to receive emails from NSE. Your student can add an email address and phone number for a parent or family member in the "New Student Experience" menu in their PASS account.
  • Plan to attend On-Campus Orientation with your student. We have a wide array of parent and family programming planned to get you familiar with UW-Platteville and many opportunities to answer questions.
  • Your student will soon have a lot of tasks to complete as part of NSE. Please encourage them to read their emails carefully and take any required action steps.

Check out our orientation booklets for up-to-date information about every resource on your student's UW-Platteville campus.

Continue to check this page for updates, as we will be adding information for parents and families throughout the New Student Experience.