First Year Experience

Mission Statement Top of Page

First Year Experience exists to support a diverse group of students in their academic and social transition into the university by fostering community building, personal growth, and life-long learning through a variety of beneficial courses, programs and services.

Orientation Top of Page

WoW (Weekend of Welcome) Top of Page

This is students' crash course introduction to all things UW-Superior. During this event, you will find your niche on campus. Through your WoW group, you will meet new people, make friends and connect with an upper-classmen who will serve as your Peer Leader. These friends will be with you as you find your way around campus, attend educational sessions, and explore who you are at UW-Superior. All freshmen and transfer students coming in with 21 or fewer post high school credits are required to attend WoW.

*Students entering in spring semester will attend Winter WoW.

First Year Seminars (FYS) Top of Page

The First Year Seminar is designed to introduce first year students to the liberal arts through active and collaborative learning, critical thinking, and reflective judgment. Students can choose from an array of unique and diverse topics selected to challenge and engage and which are limited in size to 15 students.

Second Year + Initiatives Top of Page

General Programming and Outreach

Throughout the year, FYE will do outreach and provide programs aimed to support students in their second year. Our staff will serve as a resource and guide as students navigate the new challenges year two of college can bring.

Living, Learning, Leadership (Certificate Program)

The newly expanded Certificate in Ethical Leadership will consist of learning from the established courses of Emotional Intelligence, Ethical Leadership, and the Living, Learning, Leadership course which is a culminating course that provides opportunities to apply what they learned in the courses to real world situations. Students will earn a 9 credit certificate that will be part of their student transcript.

Dean of Students Contact Information Top of Page

Dean of Students
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Yellowjacket Union 140
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8244
Email: dos@uwsuper.edu