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Next Steps: Reserve Your Spot at UW-Whitewater!

Congratulations #FutureWarhawk! We are excited that you are ready to join the Warhawk family. To reserve your spot and set yourself up for a successful year, just follow the steps below:

Set up your UW-Whitewater Credentials

Now that you are a #FutureWarhawk, it is time to establish your log-in credentials. You'll use this username and password to log in to all university systems, including your WINS account and your email. Your campus email is the main way we will be contacting you from now on. Check it regularly so you do not miss out on important campus information and reminders.

Follow these steps to establish your log-in credentials:

  1. Visit and click on the log-in button on the left side of your screen.

  2. The next page will require a username and password. Your username is your Net-ID, and your password is your seven-digit ID number (both your Net-ID and seven-digit ID number can be found on your admission letter).

  3. You will then be prompted to change your password.

  4. Once your password is changed, you can access all university accounts using your Net-ID and new password.

Start your housing contract 

Your housing contract is available starting Oct. 1, 2019. Due to the high demand for on-campus housing, we recommend you submit your signed housing contract along with the $125 housing deposit as soon as possible. You will have the opportunity to select a Learning Community and be matched with a roommate at a later date. Visit to begin, and note that you will use your seven-digit ID number as both your username and password when accessing the housing contract.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is available at starting Oct. 1, 2019. The priority deadline for submission is Jan. 1, 2020. If you completed the FAFSA and submitted all your required materials by Jan. 1, your award letter will be sent beginning Feb. 1.  

Register for placement testing

Registration for the University of Wisconsin System placement testing begins Feb. 1, 2020. All incoming freshmen are required to take a Math Placement Test (MPT). You do not need to take the MPT before registering for your Warhawks SOAR orientation date, but you will not be able to register for a math course or any course with a math prerequisite until you have taken the MPT. If you have previous foreign language coursework (Spanish, German or French), we recommend you also take the appropriate placement test(s) at this time. You will be placed in English courses based on your ACT English sub-score/SAT Reading Test sub-score or your previous college-level coursework. Please visit the Center for Placement Testing for more information:

Register for Warhawks SOAR

Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is your first orientation program where you will learn more about the University, meet with academic advisors, and register for your classes. Warhawks SOAR registration is available starting March 2, 2020, in your WINS account.

About Warhawks SOAR

During the Warhawks SOAR program you will:

  • Learn important information about the campus community

  • Connect with an academic advisor to discuss your academic options

  • Register for your classes

  • Get to know other new Warhawks

How to Register for Warhawks SOAR

Beginning March 2, 2020, you will be able to register for Warhawks SOAR. To register, log into your WINS account, select "Warhawks SOAR" and follow the prompts.

Warhawks SOAR is held from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All new students are required to attend the entire program in order to register for classes. Visit First Year Experience for more information.

We can't wait to welcome you to the Warhawk family!
If you have any questions about your next steps, contact the Admissions Office at 262-472-1440.

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