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, the non-refundable new student fee ($50 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 transfer students starting in Fall 2023:

April 7, May 5, June 27, July 25

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

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.

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 often!

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.

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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