Your first year at UW-Platteville is an opportunity to explore and develop your identity and direction for the future, but it can also be challenging. The university is committed to creating a safe environment conducive to learning, engagement, and personal growth.

To find a successful path as you transition to the university, you will benefit from building relationships, learning about campus resources, and discovering and developing your academic and social skills. Student Advising and Academic Resources is dedicated to creating opportunities for you to develop those skills that are necessary to successfully complete this journey.

Several opportunities are available through First Year Experience, including:

  • Academic Success Coaching sessions with professional staff are available to you to discuss time management, study skills, utilizing a planner, talking to professors, and more.
  • The Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide a connection for first year and transfer students in their transition to college life and the campus community by providing support and encouragement to increase success and engagement with the university.
  • Academic Intervention is a program that allows faculty and staff who are concerned about a student's academic progress to connect these students with staff for academic coaching.
  • Campus Resources are available to help students with many questions and concerns. Students are encouraged to “Find their 5” campus resources to help them succeed, such as advisors, learning support programs, and more.

Current students: learn more about First Year Experience