800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
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: Confirm 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 uwo.sh/confirm.
Congratulations Titan, your journey starts here!
Step 2: Check Your New Titan Email Often
When we receive your completed ‘Confirm Your Spot’ for 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 uwo.sh/student-mfa.
Step 4: Apply for Housing and Dining Plans
Please note, the housing portal is temporarily offline as our students begin to pick their housing assignments. Access to start a new housing application will be available once again starting July 1, 2021 at noon.
The ‘Confirm 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 included in the ‘Next Steps’ email that you will receive after confirming your spot.
Within the housing portal, you will submit a $150 housing deposit. After an administrative fee of $25, $125 will be credited toward your following semesters housing charges. For example, if you are admitted for Fall 2021, $125 will be credit toward your Spring 2022 housing costs. The credit is refundable with written notification to the Department of Residence Life no later than June 15, 2021 for Fall 2021 students.
New student room selection for Fall 2021 students will take place in late June. Move-in day for first-year students is Sunday, September 5, 2021.
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
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after October 1, 2020 for Fall 2021 students to be considered for financial aid. The UWO school code is 003920. The priority filing date at UWO is January 1, 2021.
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 email@example.com.
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 uwo.sh/scholarships. The scholarship deadline for Fall 2021 scholarships is February 5, 2021 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 January for Spring students. You will receive more information about Titan Takeoff to your UW Oshkosh email account. You can also find more information online at uwo.sh/titan-takeoff.
Fall 2021: Registration is currently open at can be found at the link above!
Spring 2022: Registration COMING SOON!
Step 8: Complete Your Placement Tests
In March, April, or May you must complete the English and Math placement tests, unless you have taken a transferable college-level course in that area (to check visit wisconsin.edu/transfer). Optional foreign language placement tests are offered in French, Spanish and German.
Testing should be completed at least two weeks prior to your Titan Takeoff Day. Register online at testing.wisc.edu.
To learn more about placement testing and information on possible exemptions, please visit our placement testing website.
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 once you’ve been admitted. You can find your correct group on our website.
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 uwo.sh/visit 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 uwo.sh/virtual-visit 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. The deadline for Fall 2021 students to apply to request a parking permit is July 31, 2021. 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!