SOAR / Student Orientation Advising and Registration / Center for the First-Year Experience



(608) 262-4707

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. -- Summer during SOAR breaks, Fall, and Spring until reservation system opens
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Spring after reservation system opens
Sunday  - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Summer when SOAR is happening

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

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is for all new freshman and transfers attending UW-Madison, and their parents or other adult guests. Sessions are held during the summer, and January, so that students may:

1) meet with advisers to plan their academic program;
2) register for classes;
3) learn about university resources and campus life; and
4) meet UW students, faculty, and staff, and new classmates.

Summer Freshmen SOAR is a 2-day program. Summer Transfer SOAR and January SOAR are 1-day programs. All sessions offer programming for parents/guests.

Students must register for the program at Please see the SOAR website for complete details. 

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