We are excited to help start your journey as a Badger! This website will be your guide for your SOAR experience. SOAR stands for Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration and is coordinated by the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE). At SOAR, you will begin your transition to UW–Madison by learning about academic advising, degree requirements, and campus resources. You will also enroll in your first-semester courses. We will post regular updates about SOAR to ensure you are prepared for your transition to UW-Madison.
To start learning about the SOAR program, click on one of the options below On, Wisconsin!
Ready to sign up for SOAR? Click the button below to access the SOAR reservation system!
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Use this page to learn the process of making a SOAR reservation and access the reservation system.
This page provides a comprehensive overview of your online SOAR experience, due dates for all program tasks, and technology and security recommendations.
For students in a UW-Madison Online degree program, this page provides a full outline of the SOAR experience.
This page has answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) across various topics related to the SOAR program.