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Admissions & Recruitment, Office of

The Office of Admissions & Recruitment is offering a variety of virtual admitted student events this spring, including information sessions, Q&A panels, social media and more! Learn how being a student at UW–Madison is an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Virtual & In Person Events, Wisconsin Admissions Volunteers

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

Arts, Division of the

Arts on Campus is a great resource to learn about the arts in all forms at UW–Madison. This web portal provides links to all the arts-related academic departments, and outlines degree and certificate offerings. In addition, Arts on Campus promotes a wide range of events, programs, and ways you can get involved with the arts at UW as a participant or audience member, regardless of your major. The Resources tab gives you virtual access to galleries, performance spaces, and public art. We also share calls for artists and funding opportunities.

Arts on Campus is a program of the Division of the Arts, which reports to the Office of the Provost. The Division also manages various arts programs including the semester-long Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program and supports The Studio Creative Arts Community. 


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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

Recorded Information Session ,Undergraduate PDF Guide, Facility Equipment. Disciplines, 2020 Virtual BFA Exhibition, Student Organizations, News and Events, Art Alumni News, Newsletter Signup

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.

Website, Video

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 Grainger Hall

PDF Resources

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) helps undergraduate students with the process of exploring majors and careers. When you arrive to campus, you may feel unsure about what to major in or what type of career would be best for you, and that’s where the CEC can help! In the CEC, we support undecided and exploring students to make decisions about their futures based on their interests, values, and skills. As an undergraduate, we’ll work with you to help plan your next steps in major and career exploration through individual career advising appointments and workshops! Until then, you can start exploring major and career ideas with by using our many online resources!

If you’re not sure where or how to get started, check out some of our videos!

Busting Major and Career Myths

Top Skills Employers Seek 

Prefer to read and take things at your own pace? Check out some timely and relevant articles about choosing a major, exploring careers, the future of careers, and more!

Questions about the Career Exploration Center? Check out our website or connect with us at!

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.

Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE)

The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) helps incoming students transition to UW-Madison through orientation and welcome programing. We also facilitate a first-year seminar course and offer transfer student advising and programming. Email us at

Website, SOAR Website

Child Care and Family Resources. Office of

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources offers support for student parents enrolled at UW-Madison. Our services include financial assistance for childcare, webinars and consultations by top parenting consultants, newsletters, and a mailing list to keep parents informed on relevant topics. Although financial assistance is only available to student parents, UW faculty and staff have access to many of these resources as well.

Website, Facebook

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.

To contact an advisor, please email

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Credit Evaluation Services

The Office of the Registrar’s Credit Evaluation Services team is responsible for evaluating and posting credit for coursework taken prior to, and while, attending UW-Madison. This includes college-level coursework and credit by exam (AP/IB/A-Levels). To help you make timely progress towards your degree, the team works to identify the type of credit that can be awarded for your work. The credits you have earned can be posted as equivalent or elective credits that can work towards general education or degree requirements. Our team is here to help answer any questions you may have regarding how your credits may transfer. However, we are not an academic advising unit and cannot advise on how these credits may apply towards a degree at UW-Madison.

Transfer Credit Policy, Credit by Exam


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.

Website, From Undecided to Excited Video, Welcome From CCAS Video, Meet our CCAS Advisors

Dance, Department of

The dance department offers a wide range of courses for majors and nonmajors to study the art and science of human movement. An undergraduate major in dance is an excellent means of gaining in-depth knowledge of the art form and its related fields. When you study dance at UW-Madison, you engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes creative investigation, scholarship, innovation, and rigorous dance training. Our programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in technique, performance and composition. You will be challenged to think deeply, push boundaries, and make art that creates change.

Website, Explore Lathrop Hall, Welcome from Professor Li Chiao-Ping

Department Chair & Associate Professor Andrea Harris

Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement, Division of (DDEEA)

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement leads, supports and embodies UW’s commitment to diversity, equity and educational excellence in principle and practice, with the goal of creating a campus community where everyone thrives personally and professionally in diverse and interconnected environments.

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First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community, Academic Coaching and Tutoring Services (ACTS)

Posse Program, Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program, Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO)

Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE)

Ronald E. McNail Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

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

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.

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Future Badger Engineering Handouts

Take a video tour of the College of Engineering Campus! Learn about and view classrooms, maker spaces, study spaces, and more.

College of Engineering Campus Tour

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

Financial Aid 101 Video, FAFSA Video, Scholarship Hub Video

First Wave

The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community, is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students which offers a four-year full tuition scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Housed in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), First Wave brings together young artists and leaders from across the United States and beyond. The First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. First Wave is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture.

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PBS Documentary, LINKTREE, Video

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. All FIG courses count toward graduation and many fulfill general education or program-specific requirements. 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)

The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC or CC) serves and supports LGBTQ+ students and their communities 🏳️‍🌈 . The GSCC offers groups, program series, a peer mentor program, courses, trainings, a library, reservable space, a student org council (15+ orgs), discord server, LGBTQ+ faculty/staff directory, and more to make sure you get connected. Check out the GSCC for help with name policies, restroom policies, gender inclusive housing, trans health care, bias reporting, and anything else you need while you’re at UW. Find us via the website, Facebook, Instagram, Discord and/or on the first floor of the Red Gym.

Website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Discord, GSCC Video Tour

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS)

The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is a student-run tutoring service that provides academic, language, and study skill support services taught and facilitated by students, for all UW-Madison students. We have eight programs and all of our services are free and easy to register for. Tutoring for GUTS involves low time commitments and flexible hours, and it also allows you to build your resume through volunteering, improve your knowledge of teaching, learning, and studying techniques, and improve your leadership and communication skills. 

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Introductory Video, Email, YouTube Channel

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.

Check out these virtual tours of our residence hall rooms!

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Human Ecology, School of

The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) at UW–Madison is a place where faculty and advisors work closely with students to prepare them for careers that improve the quality of people’s lives. Through research, education, and outreach, each of the six majors in SoHE provides a solid curriculum of practical skills that lead students to a better understanding of the complex relationships among people and their everyday environments.

Academic Departments, SoHE Brochure, SoHE Tour, SoHE Fashion Show

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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.

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International Student Services (ISS)

Our dedicated team of advisors and support staff are excited to welcome you to UW-Madison! International Student Services (ISS) is here to support your journey as an international student. We provide

  • non-immigrant F-1 and J-1 student advising, including education workshops to help you maintain your status
  • transition support for new Global Badgers, beginning with your compulsory International Student Orientation (ISO) & ISS Check-in
  • engagement programs to enrich your Wisconsin Experience and celebrate your identities
  • resources to support your academic success, mental health and wellness, and life after a Global Badger

Terra Dotta is your student immigration portal during your time with a UW-Madison I-20 or DS-2019. You will find important reminders on our website, Terra Dotta, and your email – stay connected with ISS!

On, Wisconsin!

ISS Website, Event Calendar, ISS New Student Website

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8 Steps to Becoming a UW-Madison International Student PDF

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.

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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!


Library Services

Welcome to University of Wisconsin-Madison!

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are committed to supporting excellence in teaching, research, and learning by providing resources, services and learning spaces that ensure the success of our students, faculty, and staff.

With locations across campus and abundant resources online, we offer convenient access to e-text and databases, print materials, equipment, and spaces for group work and quiet study. Our staff is available to provide support, whether in person or through Ask a Librarian services, as you pursue your studies. We look forward to getting acquainted.

Online Welcome & Orientation, Facebook, Twitter, Video

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.

Website, Video, PDF Resources

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.

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Music, School of

To attend the Mead Witter School of Music is to join a community of engaged and engaging musicians, scholars and teachers. Since its beginning in 1895, the School of Music – renamed the Mead Witter School of Music in 2016 — has lived out a commitment to a rigorous, student-centered musical education. Our faculty and staff provide models of academic and artistic leadership, and our students reap the benefits of a dynamic public university and the limitless intellectual and artistic opportunities provided by Madison itself.

As one of the largest departments within the College of Letters & Science, the School of Music offers flexible programs with innovative and global approaches to music study. Our teaching, research and performances reflect the University’s progressive history of creating change through innovation and exploration.

Our public programming, diverse student ensembles, artists in residence and prestigious faculty ensembles demonstrate how the School of Music embraces “The Wisconsin Idea,” the University’s ethos of sharing what we do with the broadest audience possible.

Website, YouTube Channel

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

As a world leader in addressing environmental challenges, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to provide students with a course of study that will make them informed citizens and empower them to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Our unique, interdisciplinary program helps students to link environmental studies with policy, literature, art, philosophy, natural science, and other fields of study.  We do this by offering a joint major, which means that the Environmental Studies major within the College of Letters and Science can only be earned if the student is enrolled in and completes another major. This structure exposes students to a broad range of environmental thinking while helping students to see their other major’s courses through a different lens. Environmental Studies majors build a resumé that showcases their wide, interdisciplinary skillset.

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Undergraduate Programs, 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, Video, Virtual Tour

Parent and Family Program

The Parent and Family Program is a free resource that connects parents, families, and anyone who supports an undergraduate student to UW-Madison. Their mission is to foster student success through communications, events, and customer service. Anyone can join the Parent and Family Program database to stay up-to-date on campus information. To learn more, visit

Facebook Page, Current Parent Calendar

Pharmacy, School of

A global leader in pharmacy education, research, service, and professional development, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy has educated the world’s finest pharmacists and scientists for more than 135 years. Our evolving curriculum, award-winning educational innovation, and commitment to hands-on learning develop our students into future healthcare leaders. Our programs are grounded in the latest biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and clinical science, and the practical clinical skills to advance human health and patient care for diverse populations.

The School of Pharmacy offers two degrees available to undergraduate-level students: the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology (PharmTox) degree. If you’re a prospective or admitted student, you have access to dedicated, structured pre-pharmacy advising at the School of Pharmacy.

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PharmD Program Guide, Pharmacist Career Guide, Events on PharmD Program

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.

Whether you’ve never stepped foot in a gym before or you’re a lifelong competitive athlete, we help students build healthy habits. Memberships are included in tuition and include access to our indoor facilities, outdoor spaces, and programs like group fitness classes, intramural sports, personal training, lessons, massage therapy, and more. Learn more at or send us a note at

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ROTC, Air Force

Offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country, Air Force ROTC develops the leaders of tomorrow by preparing students to become officers in the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force while earning a college degree. In AFROTC, you will not only build lifelong friendships, but you may also have the opportunity to pay for school through our scholarship programs. Most importantly, unlike many other college students, you will have a rewarding career waiting for you after graduation. Interested students should contact the Detachment Admissions Officer directly via email at to set up a virtual meeting to learn more about the program requirements and determine eligibility.


For additional eligibility and scholarship information, please visit the main AFROTC website at

Safe Walk

SAFEwalk is a free, student-staffed walking companionship service available to all students, faculty, staff, and UW visitors. SAFEwalkers can accompany you throughout campus and to/from near-campus locations. Call or text (608) 262-5000 to request a SAFEwalk. Service is available nightly until 1 a.m.

Students work in two-person teams throughout campus to:

  • Respond to requests for walks.
  • Watch for suspicious situations around campus.
  • Answer transportation/safety-related questions.

Hours are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. from October 1 – March 31 and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. from April 1 – September 30. SAFEwalk is not available on UW legal holidays.

Note: SAFEwalk is following Covid-19 safety measures, including required face masks (exception for approved medical conditions) and physical distancing between group members.

Website, Twitter, Map, Video

Student Affairs

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.

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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.

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Study Abroad 101 Videos, Study Abroad at a Glance PDF

UW Study Abroad Launch, UW Global Gateway


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

Summer Term - Get an Early Start!

Our early start programs allow incoming students to take classes in the summer before their first fall semester. Early start programs give students a head start on their UW–Madison journey and help make a smooth academic transition to college.

Wisconsin Experience Summer Launch

This online program allows incoming first year students to launch their UW–Madison academic careers by choosing from a list of popular courses that fulfill common requirements. Program participants will also establish a network of friends, peers and campus resources they can continue to grow when they arrive on campus in the fall.

Engineering Summer Launch

Engineering Summer Launch programs are an opportunity for Engineering students to take a course and connect with other students in the College of Engineering before fall courses begin. The four week programs are open to all students who have accepted an offer of admission to the UW–Madison College of Engineering for fall 2021

International Student Summer Institute

ISSI helps international students improve their academic English skills and become familiar with UW-Madison. This four week online program is open to International students who have accepted an offer of admission to UW–Madison for fall 2021.

Transfer Early Start Program

Transfer Early Start Program allows incoming transfer students to enroll in classes during the Summer Term. Students will be connected with an advisor and can enroll in any course that begins on or after the start of the 8-week session (the most popular summer session).

CALS QuickStart

CALS QuickStart allows incoming College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) students to complete their first-year seminar online. Participants will connect with peers, gain early exposure to campus opportunities and resources, and develop a personal academic and career roadmap. In addition to completing their first-year seminar, students have the opportunity to take an additional online summer course selected from a list of popular classes that fulfill common requirements, and may choose to participate in the CALS QuickStart early move-in program.

UW Study Abroad Launch

UW Study Abroad Launch programs are specially designed for incoming first-year students to begin their Wisconsin Experience abroad. If you are an incoming, first-year Badger interested in launching your studies with a global focus, these programs may be right for you!

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.

Sign up for a one-on-one meeting here: or email Robin Fisher at with any questions.

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Watch this great video to learn why current students love the Department of Theatre & Drama!

Transfer Transition Program

The Transfer Transition Program works to improve the transfer student experience by providing transition advising, programming, community-building opportunities for all enrolled transfer students. Our Transfer Engagement Center is a space where students can come to do homework, get free coffee or tea, and be in community. We offer a variety of one-time programs for all transfers as well as a semester-long leadership cohort called BadgerCETE for students in their first semester on campus.  This small group environment is designed to help you develop leadership skills, explore your identities, make connections with other new students, and plan your future involvement to maximize your Wisconsin Experience.  All transfer students receive welcome emails from us and are subscribed to our weekly newsletter during the semester.

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Transfer Guide for Admitted Students

Transportation Services and Parking Services

UW-Madison Transportation Services handles the coordination and administration of all transportation-related services for the UW campus community. Some primary functions include the sale and management of parking permits, special event coordination, lot and booth operations, transportation planning, and development of multimodal transportation options. Popular resources and services available from Transportation Services include campus bus service, SAFEwalk, campus “air and repair” bike stations, and the University Bicycle Resource Center.

Learn more about transportation and parking at UW-Madison on the Transportation Services website:

Customer service available at (608) 263-6666 or

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Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS)

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

University Health Services (UHS)

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UW Languages

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national powerhouse when it comes to language
education and research. The university regularly offers instruction in over 60 languages over the
course of the year, including 45+ languages that are regularly taught during the academic
year and an additional 20+ languages that are taught in the summer through the Wisconsin
Intensive Summer Language Institutes.

Do you have questions? Would you like to meet with a language advisor?
Contact to inquire.

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Wisconsin Admissions Volunteers

Are you a proud badger? Become a Wisconsin Admissions Volunteer! Share your knowledge and your UW pride to help recruit #FutureBadgers. Visit our website for more information!


Wisconsin Honors

Wisconsin Honors offers students an array of high-impact learning experiences. Students design their own honors experience – from challenging courses and hands-on activities to faculty mentorship and research opportunities. Wisconsin Honors takes students from experiential learning to deeper understanding and scholarly achievement.


Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)

As an incoming student, explore applying for scholarships as soon as you apply to the University by using your UW-Madison NetID and password. Applications for incoming undergraduate students typically open in October-November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! Many UW-Madison scholarships consider students for awards using a holistic framework that may include, but is not limited to, academic achievement, potential contributions, service and leadership, and financial need.


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; 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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Writing Center

The Writing Center welcomes you!

Since its start as the Writing Laboratory in 1969, the Writing Center at Madison has helped literally tens of thousands of University of Wisconsin students, both undergraduate and graduate, learn more about writing while helping them successfully complete course papers, theses, dissertations, articles for publication, career materials, and many other forms of writing — in all sorts of academic disciplines. We will work with writers on any kind of writing project, at any stage of the writing process. To provide this help, we offer an extensive range of individual instructionnon-credit workshopscurricular-based writing tutors (Undergraduate Writing Fellows), and instructional materials.

While we normally offer a range of locations across campus, during Spring 2021 all services are being offered virtually.

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