First Year Experience

Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration)

Once admitted to UW-Whitewater, one of your next steps is to participate in a Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration) program. All SOAR programs for fall 2021 students will be held virtually. During Warhawks SOAR you will:

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

Warhawks SOAR is required for all new students to enroll in classes. When you register for Warhawks SOAR, the non-refundable $90 new student fee and a $100 enrollment deposit is due. If you wish to defer these fees to your first semester bill, please complete the fee deferment request.  

Warhawks SOAR dates for first-year students starting in Fall 2021:

June 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24

SOAR registration is now open!

Registration closes 4 business days before the program date  to allow enough time to process the student's account.

To register:
  1. Starting March 1st, 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 or the deferment form completed.
  4. For instructions on how to register for Warhawks SOAR, click here.

Virtual Warhawks SOAR program:
Complete details about the virtual Warhawks SOAR process will be emailed to you approximately 10 days prior to the date for which you register. Here's a bit of what to expect:

  • Complete an online orientation module before your SOAR date
  • Participate in these required virtual sessions on your SOAR date:
    • 9-9:45am: Welcome and Hawk Squad Small Group session (students only)
    • 10-10:30am: College Connections session (students and families)
    • Between 11am-4:30pm: Academic Advising appointment (students only). Appointment will be scheduled for you 2 days before your SOAR date.
    • All sessions will be posted and accessed through the UW-Whitewater app. Complete details including the online orientation module link will be listed in the instructional email you'll receive 10 days before your SOAR date.
  • Pending safety restrictions, an optional in-person experience will be offered in July/August. Details will be provided during SOAR.

Next Steps

Be sure to complete the items listed on the Next Steps website:

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