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 an academic advisor to discuss your academic options
  • Register for classes
  • Meet other new Warhawks                    

During the unprecedented COVID situation, health and safety remain our top priority.  As a result, all Warhawks SOAR programs will take place virtually.  This virtual experience will still allow you to learn more about the University, connect with other new Warhawks, and engage in the academic advising process for course registration.

Warhawks SOAR is required for all new students in order to enroll in classes. When you register for Warhawks SOAR, the non-refundable $50 new student fee and a $100 enrollment deposit is due. If you wish to defer these fees to your first semester bill, please complete the fee deferment request.  

More details about the the virtual Warhawks SOAR process will be emailed to you approximately 10 days prior to the date for which you register. So don't delay, register for SOAR now!

Warhawks SOAR dates for transfer students starting in January 2021:

Friday, December 4, 2020: Virtual program
Thursday, January 14, 2021: Virtual program

Schedule: required virtual sessions from 9-10:30am, academic advising appointment between 11am-5pm, and Virtual Campus Resource Fair from 12:30-2pm. Families may participate in a College Session from 10-10:30am and the Virtual Campus Resource Fair.

Program registration opens on October 1st, 2020. SOAR registration close 4 business days before in order 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 or deferement request has been submitted.
  4. For instructions on how to register for Warhawks SOAR, click here.

Warhawks SOAR registration for fall 2021 students opens in WINS on March 1, 2021.

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! We encourage you to install it on your smartphone. Your username is your Net ID which was included on your admissions letter.  The first time you log-in, your password is your 7 digit student id number.

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

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