We help incoming students transition to UW-Madison through orientation and welcome programing. While you're here, join us in a first-year seminar course and learn about campus. We also offer transfer student advising and programming.
As always, we’re here to support your successful transition to campus.
We strive to be a clearinghouse of information on first-year students at UW-Madison.
We collect and share information and resources, support institutional initiatives, consult on projects or courses, and provide training and workshops for faculty, staff, TAs, and students who teach/work with first-year students.
As committed as we are to students, we're committed to informing their families.
We're committed to providing parents and family members with the necessary tools and support to help facilitate a successful transition for their student
Your first step to becoming a Badger is attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). Ready. Set. SOAR.
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.
Connect with Us
#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 YouAtUW.com.
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.