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Check your Wiscmail (@wisc.edu account) often!
Your Wiscmail (@wisc.edu) account is your official University email account as a student at UW-Madison. Starting this summer, this will be the primary email that University offices will communicate information to you, including for SOAR. Please ensure that you are able to access and use your Wiscmail account as soon as possible using the Email tile in MyUW.
When you change your status at UW-Madison (for example: from an applicant to a full student, deferring from a previous semester to a new term), you should make sure that you have all campus services available to you as a new student. This includes your Wiscmail account (@wisc.edu) and your UW-Madison accounts for campus software. Follow these Activate your NetID Services instructions to complete the process. If you have forgotten your NetID password, use the NetID Recovery Tool.
If you need help accessing your Wiscmail or have questions about your NetID, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.
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). During SOAR, you will begin your transition to UW–Madison by learning about academic advising, degree requirements, and campus resources.
To protect the health and safety of you and our campus community, we are delivering the SOAR program in an online format. We will still make sure your Wisconsin Experience starts off right! New undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer) enrolling in fall 2021 terms will complete their orientation online. This will include enrolling for your fall courses.
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!
Choose Your Page
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.