Navigate Student App

A page within Navigate

Why Navigate?

Navigate is a Student Success Management System (SSMS) for higher education that helps schools proactively manage student success and retention. At UWL we aim to use the tools provided in the Navigate platform to create a Coordinated Care Network to support the needs of our students.

The Navigate Student app is available for students at UWL to support your academic experience.  You can schedule advising and tutoring appointments, view your class schedule, check out academic holds, and more!  The App can be downloaded at anytime by any UWL student. However, we particularly encourage it for undergraduates. Please see below for information on how to use the app.

navigate student app


What is the Navigate app?

The Navigate Student app is available in the Apple App Store here: 

And it's also available in the Google Play store for Android users here: 

Navigate app in the App store

After you download the app, you have to search for UWL.  Simply searching for "La Crosse" will find it! Next, log in with your UWL student ID and password.  Once you get access to the app it will ask you to take a quick survey to help us get to know you better.

Navigate Intake Survey

Yes, you can access the Navigate Student app on your computer if you don't have or don't want to use your smart phone:

You can easily find your advisor and instructor contact information.

Main Menu Resources

Select People Tab

Select advisor or instructor, then select the person you are looking to contact. All current advisors or instructors will be present in the list.

Select Instructor

Contact Information


To-Dos are notifications are helpful reminders of upcoming dates that are relevant to students.  Examples can include: the last day to withdraw from a course, when to pick up textbooks, when tuition is due, and more.

To-Do overviewTo-Do detail

Home Screen Schedule Appointment

Select the type of appointment you would like to make by selecting a type of appointment and a service:

select your appointment

Select a time that works for your schedule:

Select time and date

Select if you wish to meet in-person, virtually, or over the phone (appointment types vary by location)

Select appointment modality

Read the details of the appointment to make sure you have selected the correct date and time, and read the message left by the person you are meeting with.

Confirm Appointment Details

If everything is correct, select any reminders you would like and click "Schedule" to confirm your appointment.

Request reminders and confirm

Navigate Student App Home

Reports Selection

Select the appointment summary you would like to view.

Appointment Summary Menu

Appointment Summary

Study Buddies is a feature that allows you to connect with people who are taking the same courses as you.  If you opt in you will be able to message other students who have also opted in and then you figure out the best way to study together!

Home Screen Study Buddy Icon

Available Groups

Select the course you would like to find a study buddy for.

Available Courses

Select other students you would like to form a study group with and send them a message.
Study Buddy Select Students

Please note before emailing

If another student sends you a message to request to be a study buddy, you will receive an email:

Study Buddy Email Example


Essentially you can find information about every campus resource that is available to you.  You'll be able to find out office locations, email addresses, phone numbers, and information about the basics of each office.App Resources

During the registration period, some students will have a hold placed on their WINGS student account, which will prevent them from registering for courses for the upcoming semester.  The app will add a warning to the top of your home screen in your app if you have one of these holds.  If you click on the hold you can find out the basic information about how to resolve the hold.

App Holds

To view your schedule simply select the "Class Schedule" icon on the home screen or the drop down menu.

Sample Schedule

Progress reports allow instructors to provide students with feedback that will contribute to their overall success as a college student. These progress reports are designed to:

  • provide feedback about academic progress concerns
  • increase communication between students and their instructors
  • remind students of UWL resources for student success.
  • Not all instructors may provide feedback via progress reports, use is highly encouraged, but is voluntary. Students are encouraged to speak to their instructors if they have questions about their progress in a course.

What does this mean for me as a student.

During the semester, students will receive an email notifying them that a progress report has been created by one of their instructors.

You can view feedback received in Navigate Student by following these steps:
Navigate Student Home

Select Progress Reports

View Progress Reports

Progress Report Detail