SOAR 2020 for Transfer Students

Hello, New UW Badgers! Welcome to Wisconsin!

We are so happy you have chosen to further your education at our great institution and are looking forward to seeing you embody the Wisconsin Idea.

We know your Summer SOAR 2020 is not quite what you had in mind, but we are all working steadfastly to ensure it is the best possible experience for you, nevertheless. SOAR is an opportunity for you to not just enroll in classes to complete your degree but explore. Take classes that excite you, classes that intrigue you, classes that you have not even heard of! Your education is yours, so run with it (with advisor guidance, of course!)

To meet with an Economics Academic Advisor during SOAR you will need to schedule an appointment with us via Starfish. Depending on the week, you will be meeting with Alicia Johanning, Nick Bourke, or Erin Pankow! Together, your advisor and you will talk about your transfer coursework, UW coursework, and life at UW in Economics.

When you make an appointment with us in Starfish you will be meeting via Teams. We will receive an automatic email for when your appointment is. After this email is received, and as soon as we are able, we will send you an email invitation to our appointment with a Teams Meeting Invite.  Unless you email us directly with concerns, we will assume you are okay with meeting face to face on Teams. When your SOAR 2020 advising appointment date and time (CST) comes, we will be waiting for you to click on the emailed Teams Meeting Invite and we will appear on your screen and start advising! Our appointments will be 30 minutes long and you will have “next steps” to follow up with your Economics Academic Advisor on.

If you need help learning how to use Microsoft Teams, click here: https://advising.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Microsoft-Teams-Information-for-Students-3-19-20.pdf

Be sure to meet with us as timely as you can, but always in accordance with your SOAR Academic Advising – Letters & Science Canvas guidance! We look forward to meeting with you, and welcome.

On, Wisconsin!