Plan-It Purple for New Freshmen

Once admitted to UW-Whitewater, students are required to attend a Plan-It Purple program.  During Plan-It Purple 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                         

Plan-It Purple is required for all new students and is held from 8:15am- 4:00pm. You must participate in the entire program in order to register for classes so please select a date which will allow your full participation.  Register for Plan-It Purple once you have committed to attending UW-Whitewater as the new student fee is NON-REFUNDABLE ($90 for the student and $15 per guest).

Plan-It Purple for Students starting in January 2018:

One program offered on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Program registration begins on October 2nd and ends at 11:59pm on January 4th.

To register: Log into your WINS account and select "Main Menu" (top left corner); "Student Center" ; "UWW Applications"; "Plan-It Purple"; "Reserve a Date".  Follow the prompts from there.   For detailed instructions please click here.

Plan-It Purple for Students starting in September 2018:

Programs offered on May 30, June 1, June 5, June 7, June 11, June 13, June 15, June 19, June 21, and June 26. Program registration begins on March 1st.

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 daily! We encourage you to install it on your smartphone.

Enrollment Deposit

New UW-Whitewater undergraduate students are required to pay a one-time $100 enrollment deposit. This deposit remains on account during your enrollment at the university. The deposit is never applied to your fees, rather it rolls forward to the next term as a deposit for that term. It is refundable upon request when you separate from UW-Whitewater. You will pay this when you register for Plan-It Purple. Please contact Students Accounts at 262-472-1373 with any questions about the enrollment deposit.

Placement Tests

The Math Placement Test (MPT) is required of all new UW-Whitewater students without previous college-level coursework. For more information and to register for a placement test, please see the UW System Placement Testing website:  You can also contact the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at 262-472-5613 with any questions.


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

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