About Us

The Office of Enrollment Management is a team of nearly 60 individuals among seven departments focused on access, recruitment, retention and degree completion.

Vision, Mission, Values, and Hallmarks

Vision

We will exceed our enrollment goals and enhance the success of our students as we become a state/regional leader in enrollment management best practices.

Mission

We deliver high-quality services, resources, and experiences to attract, recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate a diverse community of lifelong learners.

Values

Access, Continuous Improvement, Efficiency, Engagement, Inclusivity, Planning, Pro-Action, Superior Service, Synergy, Technology-Driven

Hallmarks

Collaboration, Creative Problem Solving, Data Driven, Intersectionaility, Solution Minded

Academic Advising, Career Services and Educational Success Center

The Center for Academic Advising provides complete student advisement services. Advisors begin working with students from the moment they are admitted to the university through their graduation and beyond. The Center for Academic Advising’s mission is to advocate for, support, and empower students to be successful and achieve their educational goals. It is also our mission to collaborate with campus partners to ensure continuity of service and provide the best educational experience for students.

Career Services, in partnership with faculty, staff and employers, provides students and alumni with opportunities and resources to identify career goals and develop life-long career management skills. We strive to be a recognized and valued service to the students, alumni, university partners, and the Twin Ports community as the premier provider of career development expertise and programming.

Educational Success Center upholds its mission by supporting students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary for achieving their educational goals. ESC assists students in the following ways: making a successful transition into, through, and out of the university; developing the academic skills needed to take full advantage of educational opportunities; cultivating the personal dispositions and habits that promote commitment and perseverance; and encouraging every student to develop the commitment and motivation to learn.

Admissions

The Office of Admissions is committed to sharing what it means to be a Yellowjacket with prospective students. We demonstrate the university's core mission and vision through personal and individualized attention throughout the college selection process, while honestly representing the student experience, and recognizing the needs of K-12 and transfer schools and their students in Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota.

Athletics

[This department also dually reports to the Chancellor.]

The Athletics Department provides a variety of opportunities for men and women to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level.  Yellowjacket Athletics sponsors 19 intercollegiate NCAA varsity sport programs including: Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor), Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, and Baseball. UW-Superior is a full-time member within the Upper Midwest Athletics Conference (UMAC) and, exclusively for its ice hockey programs, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Yellowjacket Athletics is home to over 300 student-athletes.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office manages federal, state, institutional and private aid sources totaling more than $25 million annually. In addition, this office ensures Title IV eligibility by maintaining compliance with federal regulation, and promotes financial literacy as well as offering counseling and assistance with the financial aid process to both current and prospective students and families. Student employment and payroll processing is also managed in the Financial Aid Office.

International Programs

The Office of International Programs provides three main services:

Undergraduate international student recruitment and admissions

This includes recruitment travel, marketing, international recruiting partner development and support, and the fostering of international partnerships such as transfer agreements. This also includes all aspects of admissions, such as communications with students from inquiry to enrollment, evaluating applications and non-US credentials, issuing visa-related documentation, and making decisions regarding admission and Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NTWs).

Study Away advising and support

This includes support for faculty-led short-term programs abroad by ensuring sound risk management and compliance with UW System policies regarding education abroad programs. The OIP markets study away programs, including NSE, on campus, provides pre-departure orientation for all students studying away, and collaborates with other campus offices to assist with transfer credits, registration, insurance, and billing. The study abroad coordinator serves as the crisis management point person for study abroad emergencies.

International student-related services

This includes maintaining UWS' certification to host international students; providing DHS-required services, monitoring and guidance; conducting orientation, including providing information about maintaining student status, and academic and cultural adjustment.     

Registrar

The Registrar's Office maintains and secures the official academic student record and coordinates the registration process. The office offers a variety of services involving transcript disbursement, transfer credit evaluation, verifications, grade changes, degree confirmation, university catalog, class schedules, residency appeals, athletic eligibility, withdrawals, diploma distribution, FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), and student record maintenance.

TRIO

TRIO oversees three federally funded programs:

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1964 to identify and assist promising high school students who face barriers to completing high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Over the 50 years, more than 778 Upward Bound programs across the nation helped hundreds of thousands of young people. The University of Wisconsin-Superior is one of 13 programs in the state of Wisconsin providing academic, career and personal support to high potential students who would be unlikely to pursue higher education without extra support. Upward Bound provides support at no cost to families or the school district.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program created by the Department of Education to serve students who are qualified according to the following federal guidelines: low-income, first-generation college students (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree,) or students with a disability. The UW-Superior SSS program has been funded for the past 35 years to serve 160 eligible students each year. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. This program provides educational opportunities for academic development, personal support, academic advising, tutoring, and financial aid workshops, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students to successfully complete their postsecondary education.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded TRIO program, prepares income-eligible, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study.  Each year, 12 students are chosen to participate in the program's activities, which include seminars, cultural events, graduate school visits, and more.  During the summer, scholars participate in a paid individual research experience, working collaboratively with a faculty mentor on a project of interest to the student.  Program participants also receive GRE preparation instruction and help in the graduate school application process.