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 September 2019:

April 12, May 17, June 27, July 26 and August 23  (Program registration will open on March 1, 2019)

To register: Log into your WINS account and select "Main Menu" (top left corner); "Student Center" ; "UWW Applications"; "Warhawks SOAR"; "Reserve a Date".  Follow the prompts from there. Your registration is not complete until you pay your fees. For instructions on how to register, click here

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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