First Year Experience

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

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 transfer 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:

  • A $100 enrollment deposit is due.
  • A new student fee will be assessed and added to the student's first semester bill. The new student fee funds all of the new student and family programming for our new Warhawks. 
    • $90 for freshman
    • $50 for transfer
    • Students changing to the Whitewater campus from the Rock County campus are not charged the new student fee, as you are a current UWW student.

Warhawks SOAR dates for transfer students starting in Fall 2024:

April 5, May 3, June 25, July 25

SOAR registration will open in your WINS account on March 1, 2024.

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

To register:
  1. 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.
  4. For instructions on how to register for Warhawks SOAR, see this guide.

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

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 UWW email often!

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

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Phone: (262) 472-3205