UW STOUT Welcomes New Blue Devils

UW STOUT Welcomes New Blue Devils

Above photo: Students attending FYRO Campus Life session in Jarvis Hall

The shift to campus is a big deal for many students and families and locally, that process has begun!

With classes at UW STOUT starting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1,110 students from the incoming class participated in FYRO events. 

In previous years, FYRO consisted of a one-day visit during a three-week period in June. Students enrolled in courses and met their first-year advisers, followed by Week One Orientation in early September.

This year, FYRO has three parts: 

  • Advising and registration, held virtually in May and June. Students worked with their first-year advisers to register for fall classes.
  • Orientation, offered in person and virtually, July 26 to Aug. 13. Students learned about campus life and available resources, toured their program areas and labs, and received their UW-Stout student ID and laptop.
  • Week One Orientation begins Sunday, Sept. 5. Students will be welcomed to campus with events and activities to connect with their peers and to campus.

“The advantage of breaking it up like this is we are able to spend more time with the students at their orientation day – getting them engaged with one another, making friends and giving them more presentations about campus life than we have in the past,” said Orientation Coordinator Britta Miller, with the Dean of Students office.

Students at FYRO picking up their UW-Stout laptops

Miller, who’s worked at UW-Stout for 13 years, encourages students and families to get to know Menomonie, explore the community and ask questions. Her advice to new students is to “tell people you are new. Folks love to talk about this great small town, so you will hear about all it has to offer if you are open to it.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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