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January SOAR (orientation) will be online for 2021. More information coming soon!

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Connect with Us

In person office hours: Available by appointment upon request,
8:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: 608-263-0367 (Answered from 8:00am-4:30pm)
Emailnewstudent@studentlife.wisc.edu

Focus Areas

Orientation

Your first step to becoming a Badger is attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). Once you move in, you'll start acclimating to campus through a suite of events known as Wisconsin Welcome.

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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.

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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 and host social and educational programs at the Transfer Engagement Center