First Year Experience

Warhawk Welcome

Together with your Transfer Peer Mentor you'll meet other new transfer students, learn more about the University, and become part of the Warhawk community through campus-wide traditions! Warhawk Welcome is required for new freshmen and highly recommended for new transfer students, even commuters!

Fall 2021

  • Residence Hall Move-In: extended move-in process between August 20-28.  Sign up for your "Extended Drop-Only" shift through the Housing Portal.
  • Warhawk Welcome:  
    • Monday, August 30: Warhawk Welcome Check-in.
      • Between 1:00-4:30pm, stop by the University Center Hamilton Room. You'll receive your Warhawk Welcome shirt as well as program information.
      • 7:00pm: First session, Glow Night event following.
    • Tuesday, August 31: Warhawk Welcome
      • Sessions from 9:30am-4pm and 6:30-8:00pm, OutDoor Movie following.
    • Wednesday, September 1: Warhawk Welcome
      • Sessions from 10:00am-3:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm, to include painting Warhawk Drive and RU Purple.
    • Details:
      • Your specific Warhawk Welcome schedule will be posted to your UW-Whitewater app agenda in mid-August. Your Transfer Peer Mentor will also provide additional scheduling information during your small group sessions.
      • Questions? Contact the First Year Experience Office at 262-472-3205 or
  • First day of classes: Thursday, September 2


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

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205
E-mail us!