The new student orientation program at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County provides an important opportunity for new students to learn more about their upcoming experiences on campus. The program provides information about advising and registration, campus life, university resources, services, and facilities, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with other students, faculty, and staff. Separate programs are provided for new freshman and new transfer students.
Please see the Registration & Enrollment pages on the UW Colleges administrative website for more information about:
New Freshman Orientation Program
- For students entering UW-BSC at fall semester.
- Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR): New freshmen sign up for one of the many SOAR sessions that are held throughout the summer.
- Convocation: For new freshmen and parents/spouse; held the week before the start of fall semester.
All registrations for new student orientation are done via the web. New students will receive instructions from the Office of Student Affairs on how to access the Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) website, which is accessible only to newly-admitted freshman and walks through the process of signing up for the SOAR program.
Transfer Student Orientation Program
- Sessions take place before the start of each semester.
- All incoming transfer students are mailed invitations that include the program date and time.
In order to support orientation and advising programs for incoming students, the following one-time orientation fees are automatically included in the first semester tuition & fees for the following categories of students:
- New Freshmen: $135
- Transfer Students: $50
Registration for classes at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County occurs for each semester according to a priority based upon the number of credits previously earned, including officially evaluated transfer credits.
Advance registration for continuing, transfer, and reentry students usually begins on the second Wednesday of April for the fall semester and the second Wednesday of November for the spring semester. Continuing students receive an enrollment "appointment time" which indicates when they are eligible to begin registering for classes.
SOAR Schedule for Fall 2014
To sign up for a Registration session you must sign up for one of the following sessions. You can do this by accessing the SOAR website. All admitted students have or will be receiving instructions on accessing this information.