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Contact Information

Annie LaValley
Advising Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-1550
Location: Laurentide 4111

Peggy Strong
Advising Program Assistant  
Phone: (262) 472-1550
Location: Laurentide 4116


First Time Registrants and Readmitted Students

All new students (freshmen and transfer students) must be admitted and attend Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration), an orientation and registration program, in order to register. Contact the First Year Experience Office (262-472-3205) for information.

Readmitted students do not need to attend an orientation and registration program.  They will have a hold from their advising department and must meet with their advisor in order to register (see below for further information.)  Before accessing your WINS page, you will need to do a password change. The link to the password change is on the side panel of the UWW web page (

Priority Registration

During Priority Registration, you are assigned registration start times according to your earned credits. 

Check WINS for your personal start time. (You are given an end time, but that end time can be ignored. You can continue to register until the end of the first week of class.) If you have forgotten your password, contact the computer HELP desk in L-2003 and bring your ID.


Generally, you will have a “hold” from the department of your major. Contact your advisor and make your advising appointment early.  Some departments will not place a hold, and expect you to be responsible for seeking advising.

Your advisor’s name is listed in your WINS information page. If you have not been assigned an advisor, please call your academic department.

Prepare for your appointment by bringing a copy of your AAR, your Degree Planning Guide, and a list of questions or concerns. Review the Schedule of Classes to get an ideas of what courses you might be interested in, and their prerequisites.  If any area of your AAR is bolded, be sure that you know why. You can get a copy of the Degree Planning Guide from your department office, or from the L&S Advising Office in Laurentide 4114.

Summer Advising:  In the summer or other academic breaks, many faculty advisors are not on campus.  If you need advising, contact the chairperson of the department of your major. For general questions, or if you cannot reach the department, contact the L&S Advising Office, Laurentide 4114, (262) 472-1550.

Minors: If you do not have a minor advisor, you should meet with the department chair of your minor area to verify requirements. Art minors must participate in the Art Dept. early registration. Contact the Art Dept. for information.

Transfer Students: If you are a transfer student with 21 or more credits, or credits for courses that are given a 999 equivalency, you may want to review your AR with the Director of Advising, Laurentide 4114 (call 262-472-1550 for an appointment).

Overrides:  If you wish to take more than 18 credits, contact the Asst. Dean’s Office, White 106. (Note: there will be a tuition charge for extra credits)

If you wish to get into a closed course, or have a prerequisite waived, contact the Department Office.  They will tell you what the policy and procedure is for that department.

Schedule of Classes

You can use WINS Class Search to view courses. Or, use the Schedule of Classes that is posted on the Registrar’s website.

Note: A course section designated as X is reserved for new freshmen coming into learning communities. A course section designated as H is reserved for Honors program students.


Instructions for using WINS are also available at the Registrar’s website under “Student How-To’s”. You can view important information (advisor name, registration start time, holds, grades, bills, etc.) on your WINS page.