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Warhawk Welcome

Purple Pit Crew member Katherine Reddeman takes a group photo of Peer Mentor Katie Sorensen and new students who are part of the Live and Learn, learning community, during Warhawk Welcome.
September 6, 2020

UW - Whitewater welcomed first-year students to campus with an array of online orientation events Aug. 31 - Sept. 1. Freshmen and transfers had the opportunity to meet one another, tune into informational...

Families come to campus

Families enjoy balloon making in the Kachel 
Fieldhouse during the rainy Saturday, Oct. 5 Family Fest event.
October 7, 2019

Relatives of current Warhawks gathered across campus on Saurday, Oct. 5 to celebrate the annual Family Fest. It is a time for parents and families’ of all undergraduate students to exhibit and participate...

First Years Experience Life on Campus

A group of UW-W students perform a choreographed dance at Hawkfest on Sept. 2.
Move In, Hawkfest, and Floor Meetings Mark the First Year Experience
September 10, 2019

New students are living the First Year Experience this week. Moving in is a stressful yet valuable experience, and many people were excited to share the experience with others. During Warhawk Welcome,...

Students fly back home for the year

Students fly back home for the year
Students flock back to campus as part of Move-In Day.
September 2, 2019

As another year arrives at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus, so do hundreds of freshmen, ready to begin their college experience. Many events take place to welcome new and returning students,...

Purple Pride

Purple Pride
March 11, 2019

475 gallons. That is how much paint is used on Warhawk Drive at the beginning of each school year. First Year Experience (FYE) hosts ‘Warhawk Welcome’ to help incoming freshmen adapt to UW-W. Painting...

A ‘Warhawk Welcome’

Senior Ally Erck demonstrates how to use a paint roller to freshmen who took part in the tradition of painting Warhawk Drive  purple.
First Year Experience alters this year’s Freshman orientation events
September 10, 2018

Warhawk Drive turned purple once again as more than 1,500 new faces were added to campus. New Warhawks were welcomed to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater family Sept. 4 as the university celebrates...

Hawk Squad welcomes students

September 11, 2014

By Amanda Ramierz Sept. 10, 2014 They were the ones who greeted you with a smiling face as you walked on campus for the first time. They were the friendly helping hands during class registration...

Hawk Squad influences new students

February 20, 2014

  Feb. 20, 2014 by Amanda Ramirez   They were the ones who greeted you with a smiling face as you walked on campus for the first time. They were the friendly helping hands during...

Freshmen explore campus, city

Freshmen explore campus, city
September 4, 2013

  By Lucas Wimmer Several  offices across campus, including the First Year Experience, Career and Leadership Development, Residence Life and others, have come together to put on the first ever...

UW-Whitewater excels at aiding new students

September 4, 2013

College is a one-time experience for most students, and the first few steps can be the most intimidating. New students know few others on campus, if any, and socializing with new people can be a difficult...

New Student Programs takes place of merged departments

September 19, 2012

  First year students can expect a new experience at UW-Whitewater this year with the creation of the New Student Programs department. The First Year Experience Program and Learning Communities...

Programs help freshmen ease into college

August 29, 2012

Hawk Squad member Brain Froemming knows what it’s like to be a freshman at UW-Whitewater. He knows the kind of stress you’re dealing with when it comes to making new friends, finding your way around...

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