University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Featured Programs

Orientation Programs

Your first step to becoming a Badger is attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). Ready. Set. SOAR.

Academic Engagement

The Academic Engagement area coordinates and supports first-year seminars on campus; training for working with first-year students; and Greater University Tutoring Service and other learning support services.

Transfer Transition Program

The Transfer Transition Program aims to understand and improve the transfer student experience at UW-Madison. We offer pre-transfer academic advising for prospective students, transitional advising for newly admitted students, and host social and educational programs and events for transfers in their first year on campus.

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#YouAtUW Blog

#YouAtUW is a campaign and blog which centers around first-year students telling their stories. This project amplifies the voices of a wide range of Badgers and aims to create community through the use of photo, video, and creative writing components, all of which are published to

Several students representing unique perspectives on our campus are selected each semester to discuss first-year life through their own lens. Topics include Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR), move-in, advising, exams, involvement, and more.

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