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. During Warhawks SOAR you will:

  • Learn important information about campus to help you prepare for your education at UW-W
  • Connect with other new Warhawks
  • Meet with Academic Advisors to select your classes
  • Register for classes

Warhawks SOAR is required for all new students to enroll in classes. When you register for Warhawks SOAR, the non-refundable new student fee ($90 plus $15 per guest attending SOAR) and a $100 enrollment deposit is due. If you wish to defer the new student fee to your first semester bill, please complete the fee deferment request.  

Warhawks SOAR dates for first-year students starting in Fall 2023:

May 31
June 2, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20, 22
July 27

SOAR registration will open in your WINS account on March 1, 2023.

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.

Next Steps

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

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

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205