Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) for Transfer Students

Once admitted to UW-Whitewater, students are required to attend a Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) program (previously referred to as Plan-It Purple).  During Warhawks SOAR 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                         

Warhawks SOAR is required for all new students and is held from 8:15am- 4:00pm in the University Center. Please select a date which will allow you to participate for the full day, as you must attend the entire program in order to register for classes.  Register for Warhawks SOAR once you have committed to attending UW-Whitewater as the new student fee is NON-REFUNDABLE ($50 for the student and $15 per guest).


Warhawks SOAR for Transfer Students starting in September 2018:

Programs offered on April 13, May 18, June 29, and July 27. Program registration begins on March 1st.

To register: Starting March 1st, log into your WINS account and select "Main Menu" (top left corner); "Student Center" ; "UWW Applications"; "Warhawks SOAR"; "Reserve a Date".  Follow the prompts from there.

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 Warhawks SOAR. Please contact Students Accounts at 262-472-1373 with any questions about the enrollment deposit.

Placement Tests

If you have been informed that you need to take a placement test please contact the UW-Whitewater Testing Office at 262-472-5613.


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

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