Welcome to the Letters & Science Honors Program! Soon you will be attending SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) and taking your first steps in your academic career at the UW-Madison. This page is designed to give you the information you need in order to be ready for SOAR and for your first semester of college.

Why get SOAR advising with the L&S Honors Program?

Even if you are unsure about your major or are considering fields like law or medicine, you should be advised by L&S Honors advisors! This is the only way to ensure that you receive information specific to the Honors experience at the UW-Madison, such as Honors degree requirements and how to distinguish between different honors course designations.  Honors advisors have plenty of information about, and experience with, the specialized areas of law, medicine, and the dozens of majors offered through the College of Letters and Science. In essence, we will serve as your "home base" for you SOAR experience--and your time at UW-Madison.

To prepare for SOAR, and for the UW Honors experience, please take some time to review the following information.

Preparing for SOAR


After SOAR

  • New Student Programs (coming soon)

We look forward to meeting you at SOAR! In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, The L&S Honors Program advising team