Center for the First-Year Experience / CFYE / Division of Student Affairs



Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(608) 263-0367 -- Center for the First-Year Experience

155 William S Middleton Building
1305 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

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Center for the First-Year Experience is a unit reporting to the Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. The Center for First Year Experience (CFYE) helps incoming students adjust to life at UW-Madison, while educating faculty and staff on ways to connect with first-year students.

CFYE offers a variety of programs designed to help new freshman and transfer students make the transition to UW-Madison. Major components include Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR), Wisconsin Welcome, and Counseling Psychology (CP) 125 – A Wisconsin Experience Seminar, Transfer Engagement Center (TEC), and Our Wisconsin. You can find about more about programs below.