University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Wisconsin Welcome is a suite of events for new students that occurs from August 30-October 12. Have fun and enjoy campus!

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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; tutoring & learning support resources; and teaching resources and support for faculty, staff, TAs, and peer leaders who work with first-year students.

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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Read our Student Blog

#YouAtUW Blog

#YouAtUW is a blog which helps first-year students tell their stories of life at UW-Madison. 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 the site

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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