WIE Orientation

At WIE Freshman Orientation you can:

  • Consult with continuing women engineering students about your unanswered questions
  • Meet with professors in your department to get first-hand advice on how to succeed in your classes
  • Learn to utilize the many resources available to engineering students
  • Become familiar with campus and beat the chaos of all campus move-in by having early move-in privileges at your dorm!
  • Have lunch with your department advisors, attend mock lectures, participate in team building activities as well as have free time to spend with your new friends and classmates
  • Create a network of friends before classes begin!

Important Dates & Registration

  • WIE Freshman Orientation is scheduled for August 22-24, 2017
  • Registration for orientation is open May 30th.  Register here.
  • August 4: Last day to register for WIE Orientation.
  • August 11: Last day to cancel your registration without a $60 cancellation fee. This cancellation fee will be used to cover the costs incurred by your late cancellation or no-show.

Early Move-In

Depending on which residency you are moving into, WIE Freshman Orientation will either be free or a minimal cost thanks to the College of Engineering and corporate sponsorship from Abbott. Your meals, transportation and activities during orientation are free of charge. In addition, you receive a cool t-shirt! WIE will be crediting each girl $120.00 into her student account, to help offset the costs of early move-in. Early move-in for University Housing residents is $60/night. For private certified housing residents, the costs will vary. If you are charged an early move-in fee, your account will be credited the cost of your two day move-in cost up to $120. If in a private certified residence call, please contact them to verify the costs associated with early move-in.


The WIE Orientation Coordinators are working hard on planning an exciting schedule for the 2017 Orientation! Here is the schedule.

WIE Mentors & Student Coordinators

Get to know your 2017 WIE Orientation Coordinators & Mentors here.


Do you have a question but don’t know who to ask? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (found here) for more information on WIE Freshman Orientation. Do you have a question that wasn’t include in the FAQ’s page? Email us at wie@illinois.edu.