Covid-19 Updates

Please note that, effective 8/5/2021, masks will be required for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in campus buildings.

Learn more about the University of Wisconsin's COVID-19 response.

Fall 2021 Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin Law School! Below is a schedule of Orientation events, which includes pre-orientation sessions throughout August and Orientation Week from August 31 to September 3.

We look forward to welcoming you to Madison.

Logistics

Pre-Orientation events will be Virtual and available on Canvas. 

Orientation Week events will be in person unless otherwise specified. 

All events are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Canvas Course

View the full Orientation schedule and links for virtual events or sign-ups for workshops on Canvas:

2021 JD Orientation Canvas Course

You will need to activate your NetID to access Canvas.

Pre-Orientation Sessions

All pre-orientation sessions will be virtual. 2L and 3L Small Group Leaders will start reaching out around this time. 

Full Pre-Orientation Schedule »

Orientation Week

Unless otherwise specified, all events during orientation week will be in-person. Event links take you to a more detailed 1L Orientation Schedule. See Canvas for locations and assigned rooms.

August 31 Tuesday

LEO Orientation

The Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Program at UW Law School is designed to support students of color and other historically underrepresented groups throughout the recruitment, enrollment, and alumni experience.

The program provides an informal academic and social support network for its students while they are in law school and beyond. LEO Orientation offers an opportunity for community building among LEO students and their allies. RSVP Required (See email from Admissions).

September 1 Wednesday

Check In & Continental Breakfast

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check your Canvas page

Welcome & Introduction

Time: 10:45 - 11:15 am

Location: Check your Canvas page

Keynote Speaker: Justice Patience D. Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court

Time: 11:15 - 11:45 pm

Location: Check your Canvas page

Lunch with Student Leaders

Pick-up time: 11:45 am - 12 pm

Lunch: 12 - 12:50 pm

Location: Check your Canvas page

Resources for Academic, Professional & Personal Success

Time: 1:15 - 4 pm

Location: Check your Canvas page

Reception

Time: 4 - 5 pm

Location: Check your Canvas page

Day One Evaluation Survey

Please complete the Day 1 (Wednesday) Orientation Survey. Go to your Canvas page for the link. We appreciate your feedback!

September 2 Thursday

Optional Activities

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check your Canvas page

Mock Classes

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Location: Check your Canvas page

Lunch with your Legal Research & Writing Professor

Pick-up: 11:30 - 11:45 am / Lunch: 11:45 am - 1 pm

Location: Check your Canvas Page

Transfer & 2L Student Orientation

Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Student Organization Fair, Required Law School Photograph, & Library Tours

Time: 1 - 2:30 pm

Location: Check your Canvas Page

Optional Virtual Alumni Happy Hour

Time: 4 - 6 pm

Location: Virtual (Sign-up for the Happy Hour via Canvas)

Day Two Evaluation Survey

Please complete the Day 2 (Tuesday) Orientation Survey. Go to your Canvas page for the link. We appreciate your feedback!

September 3 Friday

Financial Aid Drop-In Hours

Time: 9 - 10 am

Location: Virtual (sign-up via Canvas)

Creating an Inclusive Community

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Location: Virtual (link on Canvas)

Please fill out this Diversity and Inclusion pre-survey by Thursday, September 2nd.

enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

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