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WIU-Quad Cities Virtual New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Western Illinois University-Quad Cities!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is where you begin your life as a Leatherneck at WIU-QC! Whether you are a first-year or a transfer, undergraduate, or graduate student, NSO will be an exciting experience where you can get ready for both your in-class and out of classroom experiences, meet current students, staff, and faculty, and begin friendships with other new students.

Students have two ways to participate in New Student Orientation this year:

Option 1

Register for and attend a live virtual session on the dates listed below. There are two times to pick from - 11 AM and 5 PM.  This option will include a live intro and an opportunity to ask questions, followed by time to review additional online materials. Virtual NSO sessions will last up to 2 hours depending on your areas of interest. Select the NSO time that fits your schedule and register online (below and on your right). Family members are welcome to participate with you.  

Option 2

Participate in NSO at your own pace, whenever works best for you! Visit our Virtual NSO page for presentations, videos, and additional resources that will help prepare you for the start of the semester.  If after exploring the site, you have questions about any of the materials, please reach out to the WIU staff or faculty member listed.  When you have completed NSO, please fill out the confirmation/evaluation on the final page - you may win some WIU swag! 

Option 3

Participate in NSO in person and meet faculty, staff, and other students. All participants are encouraged to be vaccinated and masks are required. We will also adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Schedules Summer 2022

Wednesday, June 22
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 10
11:00 am - 11:30 pm & 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration Form

Virtual Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Location: Online  

Virtual Graduate New Student Orientation

Location: Online 

Live virtual option:


Join us to learn and connect!

Here’s what we have in store for you:

Information sessions on:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Housing: Living on your own
  • R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Banking 101, Credit Card Management, Private Loan Options
  • Faculty Tips: How to be a successful student
  • University Technology: STARS, WesternOnline, Wireless Information
  • Getting Involved: Student Life on Campus

Registration is available in STARS. Login to register. We look forward to chatting with you at NSO!

Register Now!

Register online now for Virtual New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation

Contact NSO

Couldn't find your answer on our website? Contact Curtis Williams, 309-762-3999 ext.62236.