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Transfer START is a one-day program designed to provide a successful transition for new incoming transfer students to UWL.   Students can expect to meet other new transfer students, learn about UWL student success resources, engage with their academic college and receive supplemental assistance with course registration.  The program is held on the UWL campus.

**Please note that Transfer START is designed for admitted transfer students only.   Parents/guests that attend are welcome to enjoy free time on campus or throughout the La Crosse community while their student is participating in Transfer START.**

Program Schedule

10-10:30am: Check-in, Information Counter, Student Union

10:30-10:50am: Welcome Session, 3310, Student Union

10:50am-1:25pm: I am UWL (includes lunch and resource fair), meal is provided for students

1:30-3:00pm: Academic College and Small Group and Individual Advising Session

2:30-4:00pm: Computer Lab & Checkout

3:30pm: Campus Tour, Tour leaves 216 Wimberly Hall (optional)

3:30pm: Tour a Residence Hall, Tour leaves 216 Wimberly Hall (optional)                               

 

** There will also be faculty and staff participating in the Transfer START program who can help to supplement the advising you receive prior to your attendance of Transfer START.

Incoming admitted and deposited transfer students for Winter and Spring 2018 who have submitted their enrollment deposit are encouraged to RSVP to attend Transfer START on Friday, December 8th or Friday, January 12th. Program space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

RSVP/Sign-up for December 8th Transfer START program is closed

 

RSVP/Sign-up for January 12th Transfer START program 

by Jan 5, 2017

                                                                Please use link to RSVP

https://uwlax.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NoK9XbCOdmJUNf

Please call Student Life: First-Year Experience at 608-785-8062, if you have questions regarding Transfer START dates.

Within 72 hours of your completion of the online RSVP form, you will receive a confirmation email from fye@uwlax.edu.  This email will contain your parking permit for the Transfer START program. 

If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Student Life: First-Year Experience at 608.785.8062 or fye@uwlax.edu.  

 **Please note that Transfer START is designed for admitted transfer students.   Parents/guests that attend are welcome to enjoy free time on campus or throughout the La Crosse community while their student is participating in Transfer START.**

We are excited to meet you at Transfer START and answer all of your questions, until then here are some things you need to do to prepare for Transfer START!

**Please note that Transfer START is designed for admitted transfer students only.   Parents/guests that attend are welcome to enjoy free time on campus or throughout the La Crosse community while their student is participating in Transfer START.**

 

 

 

Transfer START Program Registration and Questions:

Student Life: First-Year Experience

608-785-8062 or fye@uwlax.edu

Academic Advising and Course Registration:

Academic Advising: Advisor

Shari Schoohs

608-785-6950 or sschoohs@uwlax.edu

Directions to UWL

Parking instructions, including a permit, will be emailed after you have RSVP'd to attend Transfer START. Please consider printing a campus map. The  La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau  and the  Onalaska Tourism Commission  provides additional information about our community and lodging options available to visitors. 

La Crosse and Onalaska Exits

From Interstate I-90, Exit 3, Exit 4 and Exit 5 all lead to the UW-La Crosse campus, but only the closest exit is listed below for each direction. 

  • Exit 3 travels along the scenic Great River Road and is the main route to Historic Downtown La Crosse.  
  • Exit 4 is a direct route south linking Hwy. 53 from the north with Hwy. 16.
  • Exit 5 is the most easterly route into the City of La Crosse via Hwy. 16.

From the North (Hwy. 53): If traveling south on Highway 53 (go over I-90 at Exit 4). Follow Highway 157 to Highway 16. Turn right on Highway 16. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. 

From the West (I-90): Exit Interstate I-90 at Exit 3 onto US 53 South. Drive 3.9 miles and turn left on La Crosse Street; continue for 1.1 miles and turn right on East Avenue to Campus.

From the East (I-90): Travelers heading west to La Crosse on Interstate I-90 exit at Onalaska-La Crosse Highway 16 (Exit 5). Turn left onto Highway 16. Drive 4.8 miles and right on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus.

From the South: Highway 14, 61, and 35 enter the city on the south. Follow the green "UW-La Crosse" signs north on Losey Boulevard to Highway 16 (3.0 miles). Turn left on La Crosse Street and then left on East Avenue to campus. 

FROM LA CROSSE TO: MILEAGE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 200 miles
Madison, Wisconsin 142 miles
Green Bay, Wisconsin 206 miles
Wausau, Wisconsin 147 miles
St. Paul, Minnesota 150 miles
Chicago, Illinois 283 miles

Questions regarding Transfer START....

Contact: Student Life: First-Year Experience 

608-785-8062 or fye@uwlax.edu