First Year Experience

Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) for Transfer Students

Once admitted to UW-Whitewater, one of your next steps is to attend a Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration) program, formerly referred to as Plan-It Purple.  During Warhawks SOAR you will:

  • Learn important information about the campus to help you prepare for your education at UW-W
  • Connect with an academic advisor to discuss your academic options
  • Register for your classes
  • Get to know other new Warhawks                         

Warhawks SOAR is required for all new students and is held from 8:15am- 4:00pm in the University Center. You must attend the entire program in order to register for classes. When you register to attend Warhawks SOAR, the following non-refundable fees must be paid to reserve your seat in the program: $50 new student fee, $15 for each guest attending.  Additionally, a $100 enrollment deposit is due. 

Warhawks SOAR dates for transfer students starting in January 2020:

Friday, November 22, 2019
Thursday, January 16, 2020
(Program registration will open on October 1, 2019)

To register:
  1. Log into your WINS account:
  2. Click on the Warhawks SOAR tile under "Student Home".
  3. Complete the registration process. Your registration is not complete until fees have been paid.
  4. For instructions on how to register for Warhawks SOAR, click here.

Warhawks SOAR dates for transfer students starting in September 2020:

April 10, May 8, June 25, July 31

(Program registration will open on March 2, 2020)

UWW Email Address

Your UW-Whitewater email address is your formal communication with the university. All bills, notifications, confirmations and emergency updates will be sent via email, so be sure to check your UW-W email often! We encourage you to install it on your smartphone. Your username is your Net ID which was included on your admissions letter.  For the first time you log-in, your password is your 7 digit student id number.

Placement Tests

If you have been informed that you need to take a placement test please contact the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at 262-472-5613.

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First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

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