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Congratulations, You’re a UWO Student! 

You worked hard, you applied, were admitted and now you are part of the UW Oshkosh community! There are a couple of things that you need to take care of before you join us for classes. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to do things such as confirm your spot, apply for housing, apply for parking and more.

The following list of steps is for Oshkosh Campus students only. If you are admitted to one of our access campuses, click Fond du Lac or Fox Cities for admitted student information or scroll down to the bottom to download your Admitted Student Checklist. So, start at Step 1 and work your way through the list to prepare yourself as a UW Oshkosh student:

Step 1: Tell Us To Hold Your Spot

Are you ready to officially be part of the incoming class? All we ask is that you complete and submit a simple form to move on to your next step to becoming part of the Titan Family. The online form can be found at

Congratulations Titan, your journey starts here!

Step 2: Check Your New Titan Email Often

When we receive your completed ‘Hold Your Spot’ form mentioned in Step 1, a Titan email account will be created for you. Login information for this account will be emailed to you within five business days.

You should check your UW Oshkosh email account often, minimally 1 to 2 times per week. We also highly encourage that you regularly check your spam folder. Sometimes emails are incorrectly filtered there, and we don’t want you to miss something!

Step 3: Set Up Your Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Multifactor Authentication, or MFA, is an additional security measure we use at UW Oshkosh to protect your email account. All students must set-up their MFA right after receiving their login credentials. Instructions can be found online at

Step 4: Apply for Housing and Dining Plans

The ‘Hold Your Spot’ form will also grant you access to the online portal to apply for housing and dining plans. Instructions needed to access the housing portal will be emailed to you after holding your spot.

Within the housing portal, you will submit a $75 housing deposit. After a $25 administrative fee, $50 will be applied to your Spring 2024 housing cost. The deposit is refundable with written notification to the Department of Residence Life no later than June 15, 2023 for Fall 2023 students.

Click here to begin your housing application. Move-in day for first-year students is early September. Watch your Titan email for specific dates.

Live On-Campus Requirement

UW Oshkosh enforces the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Housing Policy for students in their first two years (four semesters). If you live within the 45-mile commuter range and are commuting from your parent or legal guardian’s permanent home, you must request and complete a commuter card from the Department of Residence Life. That card can be found here.

Step 5: Submit your FAFSA Application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at will open by January 1, 2024. Please complete your FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid. The UWO school code is 003920. The priority filing date at UWO is March 1, 2024.

If you have already submitted your FAFSA and would like to check the status of your Financial Aid Package, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (920) 424-3377 or by email at

Step 6: Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships for UW Oshkosh students are available via our scholarship search tool, ‘Academic Works.’ To search for scholarships and match your qualifications to available awards, visit The scholarship deadline for Fall 2024 scholarships is March 4, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. CST unless otherwise noted.

Step 7: Sign Up for Titan Takeoff

Titan Takeoff is new student advising, registration and orientation that will take place over the summer months for Fall students, and over December and January for Spring students. You will receive more information about Titan Takeoff to your UW Oshkosh email account.

Click here to sign up for Titan Takeoff!

Step 8: Complete Your Placement Tests

All new incoming first-year students are required to complete an English and Math placement test prior to attending their Titan Takeoff day. Optional foreign language placement tests are available in French, Spanish and German.

Fall 2024 students: More information will be sent to your titan email in March.

You may be exempt if you have:

  • Successfully completed a transferable level course (eg. CAPP, ECCP) in English composition, math or foreign language.
  • If you have completed an AP or IB course prior to your senior year and received a qualifying score on the exam.

To learn more about placement testing and additional information on possible exemptions, please visit our placement testing website.

Testing should be completed at least two weeks prior to your Titan Takeoff Day.

Step 9: Request Accommodations

If you are in need of accommodations, our Accessibility Services Center will work with you to ensure access to programs and services at UW Oshkosh. It is important to submit accommodation requests at your earliest convenience online here.

Step 10: Join Your Classmates on Facebook

Meet your classmates or find a roommate! You can also stay up to date on campus events and ask questions about UW Oshkosh. Make sure to request to join your class’ students-only Facebook group for all three UW Oshkosh campuses at

Step 11: Visit UW Oshkosh

Whether you’ve toured campus already or not, come see us! We offer campus tours daily, Monday through Friday, and on select Saturdays. We also offer various Titan Preview events through the year. Head over to to learn more about visit options.

Just looking to get a refresher? No problem! Check out our virtual resources right from the comfort of your own home. Head over to to start exploring.

Step 12: Apply for Parking

If you’re living in the residence halls, you will be sent a parking permit application from the Parking Services Office in early July. The deadline for Fall 2024 students to apply to request a parking permit is July 31, 2024. Students living on campus are not guaranteed parking permits, as they are granted through a lottery system.

Commuter student parking permits are guaranteed.

Download your Admitted Student Checklist

When you were admitted you should have received a paper copy of your respective Admitted Student Checklist. Click one of the buttons below to download a digital copy!

Oshkosh Campus

Fond du Lac Campus

Fox Cities Campus

UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164


Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


UWO Admissions

800 Algoma Boulevard

135 Dempsey Hall

Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-3164

Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.