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Helping incoming students and families successfully start at UWL

STudent Advising Registration and Transition (START)

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse! We are excited for you to complete your next steps and join the UWL community.

The START (STudent Advising, Registration, and Transition) program is a one day program that new first year students are required to attend.  Students who have submitted the $100 enrollment deposit will receive information with instructions regarding the Spring START program in early April, 2023.

Additional information and instructions will be shared on this website when it is available.

START 2023 Dates

June 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, and 26

Preparing for START 2023

How should I prepare to attend START? expanding section

Prepare by...

Submitting $100 enrollment deposit prior to April 1, 2023. Students who have submitted the enrollment deposit will receive instructions on how to register for a START date in early April.


Which date is best to attend? expanding section

There is no ‘best’ date. Select a date that works in your schedule and allows you to spend the entire day with us. We have steps in place to open seats in classes throughout the START dates to ensure a wide variety of classes for all students to select - including those attending the final days. There will be enough classes available to create a beneficial schedule for your first semester no matter which date you attend.

What if my family members cannot attend with me? expanding section

While we welcome family members to this event, only you (the student) are required to attend.

What if I have changed my major since applying to UWL? expanding section

This can be taken care of when you register for your START date. Please log into your WINGS Student Center at and scroll down to the Admissions section. Click on ‘START Registration.’ You will be able to select a new major based on your interests. Click ‘save’ and your major will be updated.

What if I cannot attend START? expanding section

We understand there may be special circumstances preventing you from attending START. Please contact the Admissions office at 608.785.8939 or

Where can I find directions to campus? expanding section

View our campus map here!

GPS Location for the Student Union

521 East Ave. N. La Crosse, WI 54601

Special Accommodations expanding section


To request disability accommodations (accessible seating, interpreting, closed captioning, large print materials, FM systems, etc.) contact Aislinn Hernandez at or 608.785.8055.

Lodging Options expanding section

If you are looking for hotel accommodations in the La Crosse area, visit 

COVID-19 Updates expanding section

Masks are optional on campus. Visitors that would like to wear a mask are encouraged to do so. Please do not attend START if you are ill or experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, headache, or fatigue.