A W crest banner flutters in the wind on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to showcase campus scenery.

Welcome Future Badgers! It's time to Ready, Set, SOAR!

Incoming first-year undergraduates talk about the challenges new students may face as they transition to campus life as a new-student leader facilitates a small-group discussion.
A visual of the student SOAR process that is described in the text below

Getting started! Everything you need to know after you sign-up.

Understanding SOAR and Getting Started More

We are excited for you to join our campus community and we will still make sure your Wisconsin Experience starts off right! This website will be your guide for your SOAR experience. We will post regular updates about SOAR to ensure you are prepared for your transition to UW-Madison. For the safety of the campus and community, new undergraduate students will complete the SOAR program online this summer.

Our Orientation Assistants are happy to help you if you have questions at soar@studentlife.wisc.edu and 608-262-4707. You can also view Frequently Asked Questions on our SOAR FAQs page. We are so excited to connect with you this summer and help start your journey as a Badger! On, Wisconsin!

Accommodations for Disabilities and Language Interpretation

We strive to ensure all participants can fully participate in the SOAR program. If you or a family member need accommodations to participate in SOAR, you must indicate those needs on your SOAR reservation. Click the links below for more information.

Interpreter provides caption-to-screen Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) service during a presentation.

For information regarding the accessibility and usability of the technologies used for SOAR online visit SOAR online – Accessibility & usability information.