Pick One!

PICK ONE! encourages students to:

  • Connect to Campus
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Build Friendships
  • Meet People
  • Build a Resume
  • Have FUN!
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Get Involved!

What's Your One?

Browse the categories below to find one thing you love!

Academics & Education  

Academic Student Organizations and Honoraries

There are many academic-based organizations for students to capitalize on their academic involvements outside of the classroom. Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

Education Abroad

Is international study right for you? Want to explore a domestic program? Explore the study abroad opportunities offered by Global Connections!

Outdoor Adventures Workshops and Clinics

Take the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of outdoor recreation! Some of the clinics include cross country skiing, rock climbing, and even horseback riding!

Tutoring Services

Campus Tutoring provides tutoring using study groups for most classes. Help Rooms are available for math, chemistry, physics, agricultural, writing, and English Language Transition.

Career & Employment  

Work On-Campus

Want to find a campus job? Log into the Hire-a-Falcon job positing system to find on-campus employment! Are you confused about the difference between work study and student assistance? Financial Aid can answer any work study related questions.

Workshops and Events

Each semester Career Services offers a variety of on and off-campus events to help students explore career options and enhance their professional skills such as resume writing and interview preparation. To learn more about our events, visit our events website.

  • Major and Minor Fair: An opportunity to meet professors in every major to help you with choosing or changing your major
  • My First Resume: A hands-on session to help you develop your first college resume
  • Etiquette Dinner: A fun, five-course meal to attend with your friends
  • Opportunity Fair: This event highlights on-campus employment, part-time jobs, summer camps, and volunteer opportunities
  • Career Fair: Learn about jobs and internship in your major by speaking with employers

Schedule a 1:1 Appointment

Schedule an appointment with Career Services! We can help you:

  • Choose or change your major
  • Take free career assessments to learn more about your interests and personality to aid you in your major selection and career options
  • Develop professional application materials including a resume, cover letter and reference list
  • Identify internship opportunities
  • Practice interviewing

Contact Career Services at 715-425-3572, to schedule an appointment today!

Fraternities & Sororities  

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life plays an integral part of an undergraduate students' development and learning. Programming aimed in the areas of service, academics, social networking and leadership development are encompassed in this lifetime commitment and experience.

Our national organizations housed at UW-River Falls provide support and education to all of their members, annual conferences, tuition scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate work and various leadership positions that take place before and after a student graduates.

Fraternities

Sororities

Sports & Recreation  

Falcon Athletics

Show your falcon spirit by playing or supporting a UW-River Falls athletic team! Check out their online upcoming events schedule.

Intramural Sports

Sign up as a team or as a free agent to play in UW-River Falls intramural sports! We offer recreational, competitive, and co-ed teams. Sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Broomball
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Open Recreation

Don't miss out on the open recreation opportunities that are mostly free to UWRF students!

Outdoor Adventure Trips

We offer many outdoor adventure trips that provide you the chance to engage in an unforgettable experience at a minimal fee!

Sport Clubs

All Sport Clubs at UWRF are recognized student organizations which means they are student-run and organized. Sport Clubs offer a more competitive, organized environment than that of campus intramurals. Sport Clubs are available to all UWRF students. Our sport clubs include:

  • Dance Team
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • LaCrosse-Men
  • LaCrosse-Women
  • Nordic Ski
  • Paintball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby-Men
  • Rugby-Women
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball-Men
  • Volleyball-Women

Leadership & Advocacy  

LEAD

LEAD (Learn. Experience. Act. Develop.) is a first-year leadership program on campus for students interested in exploring their leadership potential, as well as making a positive social change in their community, whether on campus or off. Participants begin exploring their own strengths and concepts around leadership and think about ways they want to become an involved leader during their time at UW-River Falls.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA serves as the primary student governing body for residence hall policy, procedures, and decision-making. RHA provides leadership by representing the voice of all on-campus students. Through RHA, students may get involved in a number of leadership positions, committees, or regional, local, and national leadership and conferences.

Student Senate

Student Senate is the official government body of students at UW-River Falls. There are many different opportunities to voice your opinion such as sitting on a student senate or faculty senate committee. Another way is to run a campaign and become a representative for senate yourself.

Media Student Organizations

Our media organizations spread news and information throughout campus. They include our campus television, campus newspaper, and campus radio. Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

Political Student Organizations

The political-based organizations allow you to share your opinions and take a stand! Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

Identity & Multicultural  

Identity-Based Student Organizations

Our identity-based student organizations play an integral role on campus by providing students an opportunity to learn and grow through interaction with one another. Identity-based organizations are open and welcoming to ALL students! These organizations also plan marquee events that raise awareness within our campus community.

Global Partner Program

  • Are you a native speaker of languages other than English?
  • Are you currently taking foreign language class(es)?
  • Would you like to know more about different cultures?

The Global Partner Program matches native speakers of two different languages. Students then learn language from each other and help one another to learn.

Religion and Spirituality Student Organizations

The religion and spirituality organizations at UWRF provide the perfect outlet for students seeking fellowship with other students who share their beliefs. Religion and spirituality organizations are open and welcoming to ALL students! These organizations also plan events that spread their message in our campus community.

Schedule a 1:1 Appointment with Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services is located in the Academic Success Center. They offer a wide variety of resources to help you be successful at UW-River Falls!

Student Support Services

SSS provides qualified students with personal, academic, and career support. Click here apply.

 

Health & Wellbeing  

Fitness Classes

UW-River Fall's most popular fitness class is the spinning class, which is free to students. Anyone can spin. This is a class where you really can do your own thing. Resistance and degree of difficulty are up to you, but get ready to sweat, burn calories, and work those muscles!

Health Fair

Experience a wide variety of booths, demonstrations & giveaways from campus and community businesses and organizations. The annual Health Fair occurs in April.

Open Recreation

Don't miss out on the open recreation opportunities that are mostly free to UWRF students!

Pet Therapy

Need a little canine comfort? Come relieve some stress with therapy dogs the first Friday of each month!

Weekly Wellness Events

All weekly activities and events sponsored by Student Health & Counseling are FREE! No sign up necessary, come to as many classes as you like. Weekly events include Tai Chi and varieties of Yoga.

Wellness Challenge

Free online wellness program, join as an individual or team to get great prizes! The challenge takes place during February and March of each year.

Hobby & Social  

Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming Weekend connects students, families, and alumni through a series of events and activities. "Falconize" yourself with red, black, and white while we cheer on the Falcon Football team! Don't miss out on the fun!

Intramural Sports

Sign up as a team or as a free agent to play in UW-River Falls intramural sports! We offer recreational, competitive, and co-ed teams. Sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Broomball
  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Open Recreation

Don't miss out on the open recreation opportunities that are mostly free to UWRF students!

Outdoor Adventure Trips

We offer many outdoor adventure trips that provide your the chance to engage in an unforgettable experience at a minimal fee!

Radd Jazz Series

The RADD Jazz Series features the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor of Music David Milne, as well as national and regional touring jazz artists.

Weekend Programs

Looking for something to do on Friday and Saturday nights in River Falls? Student Life plans events in a relaxed/casual atmosphere for many Friday and Saturday nights! Weekend Programs events are a way for you to be socially, physically, and educationally involved in programs on campus. Student Life offers a variety of activities that are almost always free!

Wyman Performing Arts and Lecture Series

The Wyman Performing Arts and Lecture Series provides programs that encourage broader perspectives for the River Falls community.

Hobby and Social Student Organizations

The largest category of organizations at UW-River Falls is Hobby and Social. These range from gaming or collection clubs to various interest groups. The wide range of these organizations offer something for everyone! Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

Performing Arts Student Organizations

If acting, dancing, singing, or even playing instruments interests you, then the performing arts organizations are calling your name! These organizations focus on providing performances both on-campus and off-campus. Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

Service & Social Action  

Destination Regional

Destination Regional is a weekend experience designed to assist an agency in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area. Our partnership is with the historical Arcola Mills and the Community Homestead.

Destination Domestic

Destination Domestic is a week-long alternative spring break trip. Participants will focus on a variety of social issues serving a several different agencies across the United States.

Destination International

Destination International is a week-long service trip over J-Term. This year's participants will serve with Outreach 360 in the Dominican Republic.

Just Local

Just Local highlights local service opportunities and sustainability efforts throughout our community. This event occurs Thursday afternoon of Week of Welcome each year. Attend to earn a t-shirt and get your photo with the giant traveling cow, Coleen the Dream!

Opportunity Fair

Don't miss out on a huge event occurring in the Spring! The Opportunity Fair will not only highlight on-campus employment, part-time jobs, and summer camps; but also volunteer opportunities in and around the River Falls community!

Service Opportunities in the River Falls Community

River Falls Community Volunteer Connections is a collaborative effort designed to connect people with volunteer opportunities in the greater River Falls community.

Service and Social Action Student Organizations

Take a step and make a change by joining a service and social action-based organization. Many students in these organizations share a passion for putting others before oneself. Further explore organizations using FalconSync!

We Bike River Falls

We Bike River Falls promotes bicycle friendly transportation and recreation options through education and awareness programs for a safe, healthy, and sustainable community. The various events engage a broad group of university faculty and staff, students, River Falls citizens, city officials, and others. Don't have a bike? Rent one from the Bike Shop!

Advice from Students

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Ryan

Third-Year Student

What involvement experience has had the biggest impact on your college career at UWRF?

Being a representative in my Hall Council.

What was the greatest part about being involved in this experience?

I started in hall council my first year and it got me out of my comfort zone. I have since then become much more outgoing. With this I have made many connections and friends on campus.

What skills did you gain from this experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life?

By being a part of hall council I have learned how to be a leader. This is one of the most important things that I have learned during my time at college. I have made use of these skills in my other involvements on campus and in classes.

Why would you encourage a first-year student to take their first step in becoming involved during their time in college?

Take the leap and get involved as soon as you can! Once I got involved, more opportunities rose, giving me more responsibilities. Going into college, many people told me it would be a time in my life to grow. By simply taking classes I would not have obtained all of the great skills, connections, or memories that I have from being involved on campus.

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Ann

Third-Year Student

What involvement experience has had the biggest impact on your college career at UWRF?

My involvement as a Resident Assistant and as student leader in the Agricultural Education Society, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Tau Alpha, and Alpha Tau Alpha has had the largest impact on my college career at UWRF.

What was the greatest part about being involved in this experience?

I have grown so much as a person and as a leader. I have been able to see the change in myself from the time that I stepped on campus to now all because I was involved in these organizations.

What skills did you gain from this experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life?

Effective communication, time management, relationship networking, and self-discipline are all skills that I have gained from my experiences as a student leader which I will be able to carry with me the rest of my life.

Why would you encourage a first-year student to take their first step in becoming involved during their time in college?

You will never regret becoming involved. It will be one the best decisions that you will ever make, so step out of your comfort zone and don't be afraid to fail. You will have so many people that will be willing to catch you and help you along the way. Student involvement will help you not only grow as a person but also make everlasting friendships!

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Ben

Second-Year Student

What involvement experience has had the biggest impact on your college career at UWRF?

I have been involved with CRU from the start of my first year. I will be part of the leadership team next year and am excited to see what else UWRF has in store for me.

What was the greatest part about being involved in this experience?

I was able to meet a lot of great friends and become connected with others. The friends you make in college tend to be lifelong, and I truly feel this is the case with many of my friends that are involved with CRU.

What skills did you gain from this experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life?

I am going to be the co-MC next year for CRU. This will give me great practice with public speaking. This role will also improve my organization. I will be preparing activities for each week.

Why would you encourage a first-year student to take their first step in becoming involved during their time in college?

College will be some of the best times of your life, so take advantage of it. You might feel like classes are enough, but you will still have plenty of free time. Getting involved will allow you to meet new people, develop new skills, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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Shelby

Second-Year Student

What involvement experience has had the biggest impact on your college career at UWRF?

Serving on Student Senate as a first-year student.

What was the greatest part about being involved in this experience?

Being able to connect with students and administration and becoming involved in the decisions about what happens on our campus.

What skills did you gain from this experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life?

I have gained leadership and communication skills through this experience and I will always carry those with me. The knowledge and experience I have gained has helped me to grow as a student and as a person.

Why would you encourage a first-year student to take their first step in becoming involved during their time in college?

I think that getting involved as a first-year is how students connect to this University and make it their home. Getting involved allows you to learn about our campus and develop lasting friendships. Even if you just 'Pick One', it could make all the difference in starting your college experience!

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Gaozong

Fourth-Year Student

What involvement experience has had the biggest impact on your college career at UWRF?

Definitely attending the Career Services mock interviews & etiquette dinner.

What was the greatest part about being involved in this experience?

I not only got to be involved with my campus, but received a real critique about how an employer may view me if I was to interview for a real job. Therefore, having strangers interview you may be one of the most honest critiques you'll hear.

What skills did you gain from this experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life?

Definitely the ability to keep growing for the better and taking those opinions/critiques to build a better me.

Why would you encourage a first-year student to take their first step in becoming involved during their time in college?

It is how you'll really find out why you're here, who you are, and what you're good at. Today you may say that you want to be a surgeon, but after discovering more experiences, you might become an accountant instead, who really knows? You must be involved, so you can explore your options!

 

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Falcon 5

After you PICK ONE, continue your involvement in the Falcon 5!

  • The Falcon 5 program encourages students to get involved and serves as a guide to continue their involvement at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Start by exploring involvement opportunities, then thrive in your involvement while developing leadership skills, and finally make an impact on campus and in your community. Log onto the online system, FalconSync, to track your involvement and earn incentives along the way. Once you meet all of the requirements, you will receive a UWRF Falcon 5 Leadership Certificate as a recognition of your co-curricular engagement!

  • Earn your Falcon 5 Leadership Certificate on the Falcon 5 Website!