Virtual Open House Resources

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During the Open House event dates, you’ll have the opportunity to explore resources alphabetically below.

Miss something? Recordings of each session you signed up for along with a transcript will be sent to you via email  48-hours after each session ends.

Most live sessions will occur in Zoom. Zoom will download automatically when you join your first Zoom meeting but is also available at

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*Indicates offerings with a live session during Open House dates

+Indicates participation in live panels during Open House dates

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Admissions & Recruitment, Office of*

Admissions Information Session

This virtual Admissions Event will include a 45-minute information session led by a member of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. You’ll learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Madison and gain insights into the admissions process. Questions will be taken at the end of the presentation. This information session is primarily intended for prospective and admitted undergraduate students. We offer additional transfer and admitted student specific programming as well.

Agricultural & Life Sciences, College of*

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is the home of scientific discovery and innovation in food and agricultural production, biosciences, health and wellness, environmental sciences, economics, science communication, and social sciences. Our students are equipped to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and address global and community challenges. Our 24 Bachelor of Science Degree programs provide a strong, flexible science curriculum that allows students to explore their broad interests in major elective courses, research, study abroad, field work, and community engagement. CALS students also benefit from a tight-knit community of peers, centralized academic advising, and professor and faculty support in their undergraduate career.

CALS Ambassadors website, Visit CALS, CALS majors and certificates, CALS QuickStart

Questions about CALS can be directed to

Agricultural & Life Sciences Career Services, College of+

CALS Career Services provides resources and advising for students as they explore career interests and develop skills to seek employment or admission to graduate or professional programs. Resources include review of cover letter and resumes, interview preparation, graduate school and majors exploration, and access to employer event such as career fairs and networking events.


Arts, Division of the+

Arts on Campus is a great resource to learn about the arts, in all forms, at UW–Madison. The website includes links to all the arts-related academic departments including their degree and certificate offerings. In addition, the Arts on Campus promotes a wide range of events and programs, including online; ways you can be involved in the arts either as a participant or as audience member; and opportunities including employment, call for artists, funding, etc. The resources page has a link to galleries, performance spaces, and public art.

The Division of the Arts is the manager of the Arts on Campus website and social media channel and also manages various programs including the semester-long Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program and supports The Studio – Creative Learning Community.

Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Art Department+

The UW–Madison Art Department is a national leader in the cultivation and production of creative expression and the visual arts. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs set the practical, critical-thinking, and collaborative foundation for students to excel in any area of artistic focus: painting, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, glass, furniture-making, papermaking, photography, digital media, video, performance and more.

For more than a century, we’ve set the standard for arts learning: we established the first glass-blowing lab in the country, our printmaking programs are consistently ranked the best in the country, our art metals program is ranked among the top three, and we’re home to internationally acclaimed faculty members and visiting artists.

Website, Instagram

Bioscience Majors+

Did you know there are over 30 bioscience majors at UW–Madison? Academic and career advisors in these majors collaborate to help students explore the wide variety of bioscience majors available at UW–Madison in multiple schools and colleges.  We are a cross-campus group of volunteers committed to supporting students interested in biological science through events and other programming.


Business, Wisconsin School of*

As a student in the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Undergraduate Program, you will find yourself inspired by peers, faculty, staff, and successful alums who are focused, collaborative, and engaged in every aspect of the undergraduate experience. You will join the 7th best public undergraduate business program in the nation and it will equip you to meet both academic and career challenges. Choose from 11 different majors and get access to academic, student life, and career support services dedicated exclusively to business students. You will gain intercultural and interpersonal skills that will prepare you to be a global business leader. And, going forward—you will be part of the Business Badger community wherever your career takes you.

Website, Instagram, Virtual Tour of Grainier Hall

Business Career and Employer Engagement, Wisconsin School of+

Every aspect of your undergraduate business education at the Wisconsin School of Business prepares you for career success. World-class academics, real-world experiences outside the classroom, and co-curricular activities all contribute to your development as a future professional. Beyond that, we have the largest employer recruiting program among business programs in Wisconsin, connecting you with leading companies from across the nation. Our expert Career Coaches and the programs and resources provided through our Career Engagement Studio help you find employment that is the right fit, and to give you the tools and resources you need to succeed. As a Wisconsin School of Business undergraduate student, you will be well-positioned for your dream career and can build foundational knowledge about career management that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Website, MyCareer Page

Campus & Visitor Relations (CAVR)*


Campus and Visitor Relations (CAVR) makes the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as the greater Madison area, accessible and welcoming to students, faculty, staff, admitted and prospective students, alumni, and visitors. CAVR is part of the Office of University Relations. Campus and Visitor Relations offers the following programs:

Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Career Exploration Center (CEC)*+


The Career Exploration Center (CEC) supports undecided and exploring students in making decisions about their futures based on their interests, values, and skills through individual advising appointments, workshops, online resources, and campus and community outreach. If you are unsure about what to major in or what type of career would be best for you, the CEC is the place for you!


Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)+

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides an enriching, inclusive community and academic support for College of Letters & Science (L&S) students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation and low-income students, and students of color. CAE offers a variety of engagement opportunities, including high-touch advising, tutoring programs, health and wellness events, social events, graduate school preparation, and connections with high impact life changing opportunities.

Website, Video

Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO)+

More info coming soon! In the meantime visit their website.

Computer Sciences, Department of

The Department of Computer Sciences (CS) offers a dynamic environment for study, research and professional growth. Wisconsin CS is recognized as having the world’s leading research groups in computer architecture, database systems, distributed and grid computing, and nonlinear optimization, among others. We provide an unbeatable learning environment for students at all levels and areas of computer science.

Students here have an opportunity to conduct research alongside faculty. Campus competitions give students a chance to hone and pitch start-up ideas, and programming competitions give students a chance to test their skills.

Wisconsin CS provides students with all that a top-notch computer-science department has to offer, with a vast array of resources and opportunities. We invite you to explore our website and get to know more about this exceptional department.

Website, Email, Facebook, Twitter

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS)*


Over 2,000 incoming students begin their college career by exploring majors with Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS).  If you are still deciding on an academic major – fantastic! Testing and evaluating your interests is part of the college experience, and our campus is a great place to explore majors and career paths. CCAS is the largest advising office on campus with a community of professional advisors who serve exploring and undecided students.  Our advisors are knowledgeable about all of the majors and programs offered through the 8 undergraduate schools and colleges on campus. On average, students who work with CCAS graduate as fast as, or faster than, their peers.  We’re dedicated to helping YOU find the academic path that best suits your interests, abilities, and goals.


Education, School of*


At the highly ranked UW–Madison School of Education, students can pursue an education in the arts, education, or health. Our graduates lead fulfilling careers in the arts, dance, education policy and leadership, teaching, the theatre, and a variety of health and wellness areas. The School of Education Student Services supports our students in tailoring an education that’s right for them, including exploring options in double majors or supplementary certificates.

Majors, Academic Advising

Education Career Center, School of+

The School of Education Career Center’s vision is to equip all School of Education students to successfully launch and exceed their career expectations. Our Mission is to prepare all School of Education students to navigate career transitions and achieve career aspirations.

Website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Engineering, College of*

The UW-Madison College of Engineering is a top-ranked engineering college in one of the most vibrant cities in the country. As an engineering student at UW–Madison, you will discover your purpose. You’ll be part of an engineering community that values unique perspectives in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. You’ll learn engineering by actually doing it, and you’ll be among people who work together to think creatively and bring new ideas to life. You’ll also grow as a leader and explore your vision for a better future. And, at the end of your education, you’ll graduate with more than just a degree: You’ll have memories, friendships and skills that will last a lifetime.

Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube

Future Badger Engineering Handouts

Financial Aid, Office of Student*

The Office of Student Financial Aid helps students learn about funding sources, such as grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, and part-time employment. The office receives the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), determines financial aid eligibility, processes/disburses financial aid to student accounts, adjusts offers when needed, and advises students regarding financial aid and money management.

Website, Scholarships, Student Jobs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

First-Year Interest Group (FIGs)+

The award-winning First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) Program supports students who are entering UW–Madison by providing opportunities to enroll in small-scale seminars that help them meet peers, connect with faculty, and make a successful transition into this large research-intensive university. Every fall, there are more than 60 FIGs available and each one is limited to only 20 students who enroll in a common cluster of courses that are connected by a common theme. Each FIG is anchored by a small seminar taught by an instructor who engages them in an interdisciplinary exploration of the FIG topic. Some FIGs are designed for students interested in specific majors, schools or colleges, while others allow students to explore topics and courses that are applicable to many different potential majors.


Gender & Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)+

More info coming soon! In the meantime visit their website.

Housing, Division of University*


The University Residence Halls at UW–Madison are more than just “dorms” or places to sleep. They’re an environment built for your success. We offer 21 residence halls and 11 learning communities spread across two distinct neighborhoods – lakeshore and southeast. You’ll find a variety of academic initiatives in your residence hall, including reserved class sections, tutoring, dining, maintenance, technology, and workshops, all at some of the lowest on-campus housing rates in the Big Ten.

Website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube

Human Ecology, School of*+

Prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in any of the six School of Human Ecology majors are encouraged to join this presentation to learn about degree requirements, involvement opportunities, internships, and careers.

Inclusion Education, Office of+

The Office of Inclusion Education was formed in August 2020 to elevate and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion for all students at UW. We offer a broad array of learning opportunities for students that contribute to their Wisconsin Experience. The Office of Inclusion Education, a part of Student Affairs, seeks to foster social justice in order to create a place where all Badgers feel like they belong.

While our department may be new, we’ve been doing the work for a very long time across campus. We’re bringing together areas where inclusion work already takes place and putting it in one space. The Office of Inclusion Education includes Our WisconsinSocial Justice Programs, and Social Justice Hubs.

Website, Instagram, Facebook

Leadership & Involvement, Center for+

The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) assists students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging opportunities that exist throughout campus, including student organizations, which the center registers over 1000+ each year.  As a Center we also offer leadership programming that supports students in making meaning of these experiences and in developing leadership capacity – the ability to affect positive change. CfLI located on the 3rd Floor of the Red Gym, administers the UW-Madison Leadership Certificate Program and houses the following affiliated organizations, Adventure Learning Programs, Student Leadership Programs and the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center.

Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Learning Communities+

Embedded within various residence halls, UW–Madison University Housing’s learning communities are residential spaces that bring together faculty, staff, and students around a specific focus. Exclusive seminars and class sections, events, and connections with instructors and staff help make a large university feel smaller and more intimate. Designed to enhance and connect your experience both inside and outside the classroom, learning communities are the best of both worlds — the resources of a top research university combined with the intimate community feel of a small liberal arts college. By living in these communities, you’ll be surrounded by friends who share your interests, making it easier to relate what you learn in classes to your future career and putting you on the fast track to success.

Letters & Science, College of*

Please join us to find out why L&S is considered the heart of our great University!  L&S majors span the:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biological, Physical & Mathematical Sciences
  • Computer, Data & Information Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Learn more about how our academic and career initiatives such as academic advising, the Honors Program, First-Year Interest Groups, residential learning communities, undergraduate research, and SuccessWorks personalize the Wisconsin Experience.  We look forward to responding to all of your questions!


Letters & Science Honors Program+

More info coming soon! In the meantime visit their website.

McBurney Disability Resource Center

Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities and classroom accommodations on the UW–Madison campus. We work with UW–Madison students with physical, learning, hearing, vision, psychological, health and other disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, learning, seeing, breathing, reading, etc.). As part of the student accommodation process, we work collaboratively with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations. Our vision is a universally accessible educational community that fosters the full participation and contribution of every member, with individual accommodation needed only in unique or uncommon situations.


Morgridge Center for Public Service+

The Morgridge Center for Public Service aims to bridge the UW campus and the Madison community through service, service-learning, and community-based research. The MCPS offers a wide variety of volunteer programs, such as Badger Volunteers, and is at the front of many of the University’s voting efforts. The Morgridge Center also provides students with resources, such as Peer Advisors, and opportunities, like the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship.


Multicultural Student Center (MSC)+

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. Identity based centers are also located within the MSC including the Black Cultural Center, the Latinx Cultural Center, and the APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Student Center. The MSC works closely with more than 60 multicultural student organizations and their leaders.


Website, Facebook, Instagram, Video

Nursing, School of*+


The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin and a crucial part of the state’s health care system.  Situated in the health sciences sector of campus, the School of Nursing collaborates with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW–Madison campus, the nation, and the world.

Translational in nature and grounded in practical application, research at the School of Nursing has an immediate impact on Wisconsin’s communities, hospitals, clinics, schools, and homes.

The school has an enrollment of more than 1,000 students and offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degrees, as well as continuing education and four certificate programs.

Website, Viewbook

Pharmacy, School of*

School of Pharmacy admission/academic advisors and current pharmacy students will be available via a virtual meeting to provide an overview of the school’s academic programs (PharmD and BS Pharmacology and Toxicology), admissions process and timeline, prerequisite coursework, selection criteria, career outlook and opportunities, and student perspectives.  We are excited to learn of your interest in our School of Pharmacy programs and look forward to connecting with you in the near future!  If this visit date does not work with your schedule, please contact our Student & Academic Affairs office at 608-262-6234 or email to arrange an alternate date to talk with a School of Pharmacy advisor via a phone or virtual meeting.

Pre-Health Advising, Center for+

The Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) helps UW–Madison students and alumni prepare for and apply to professional programs in health care such as medical, physician assistant, dental, and occupational and physical therapy schools. We advise students on health career exploration, health equity, coursework, clinical experience, professional exams (ex. MCAT), and the process of applying to professional health programs. CPHA is dedicated to increasing access and equity in health care through inclusive, ongoing, personalized, and holistic relationships with advisees — wherever you are in the process of discovering your potential to serve others as a health care professional! CPHA is one of UW–Madison’s two Pre-Professional Advising resources and is co-located with the Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA).

Website, Pre-Health and Pre-Law Overview

Recreation & Wellbeing+

At Recreation & Wellbeing, we move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well. More than 75% of UW–Madison students utilize our programs, services, and facilities and 1 in 5 students plays an intramural sport.

We help students build healthy habits while on campus, whether they’ve never stepped foot in a gym or they’re a lifelong competitive athlete. Memberships are included in tuition and include access to our indoor facilities, outdoor spaces, and programs like group fitness classes, sport clubs, personal training, lessons, massage therapy, and more. Learn more at or send us a note at

Instagram, Facebook, Video

Student Affairs, Division of+

UW–Madison Student Affairs is dedicated to helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Our departments serve students in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. We collaborate broadly across the many campus units and programs that serve students, such as the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement and University Housing, to enhance UW–Madison as a welcoming and inclusive community for all students. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor reports to the Chancellor and is a member of her executive team.

Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Study Abroad+

UW–Madison is your gateway to the world! With more than 260 study abroad options in over 65 countries, our dynamic programs enhance on-campus learning and build valuable professional skills for students of all majors and academic levels. Discover our unique program variety, excellent academics, scholarships, support, and more that make UW–Madison one of the best universities in the country for study abroad opportunities.

Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

Study Abroad 101 Videos


SuccessWorks is a center for personal and professional development, inspiring students to imagine and realize their dreams for success after graduation. From your very first day at UW–Madison, SuccessWorks will help you turn what you love about your classes, interests and campus life into the experiences you need to land great internships now, and a full-time position you love when you graduate.

You don’t need to plan your next twenty years to start exploring careers that inspire you. SuccessWorks always starts the conversation with whatever comes next for you. We’ll connect you with the career advisors, alumni mentors and employers who can help you explore your interests, try out different occupations and the land the internships & jobs of your dreams.

Website, Video

Theatre and Drama, Department of+

The Theatre and Drama department, housed in the School of Education, offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre and Drama, which can be paired as an additional major alongside many other disciplines. We also offer a Certificate in Theatre and Drama, which can be added to any major on campus.  The opportunities to participate in Theatre and Drama performances are open to all students, as are most of our entry level courses.  We try to provide a holistic view of Theatre, incorporating all aspects of Acting, Directing, Design, and Practical work.

Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Video for Open House

Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)+

More info coming soon! In the meantime visit their website.

University Health Services (UHS)+

More info coming soon! In the meantime visit their website.

Wisconsin Union+

The Wisconsin Union manages the iconic buildings Memorial Union and Union South that make up the campus living room as well as markets and cafes across campus. Among the Wisconsin Union’s spaces is the famous lakefront destination, called the Memorial Union Terrace; an art studio; an indoor climbing wall; a bowling alley; and an outdoor recreation and education hub. Memorial Union and Union South offer ample space for studying, relaxing and dining. The Union also offers more than 1,000 events throughout the year most of which are created by UW–Madison students, who are part of the Union’s programming board, called the Wisconsin Union Directorate. To learn more about Wisconsin Union resources, events, activities and student leadership opportunities, visit

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