UW Student Resources

Academic Support Services

Susan Nossal, director and founder of the Physics Learning Center (PLC), works on optical calculations with undergraduate students Matthew McAllister and Hanna Khan in a classroom at Chamberlin Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 3, 2019. Nossal is one of nine recipients of a 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Award (ASEA). (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)
Susan Nossal, director and founder of the Physics Learning Center (PLC), works on optical calculations with undergraduate students in a classroom at Chamberlin Hall

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AMP (Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics) Library

The AMP Library is a member of the General Library System of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is the primary resource library for the students, faculty, and research staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics Departments. Resources and services are also used by those in related fields such as engineering, statistics, economics, and computer sciences. The library is open to the public.

Services: Library materials available for check out, textbooks available for loaning, past exams and solutions, printing, copying, and scanning services, online databases

AMP Library

 

Hours:   M-F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-263-1721

 email request form

 

Location:  4220 Chamberlin Hall

1150 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706

UW Libraries Physics & Astronomy Databases

Services: List of available physics and astronomy databases, dictionaries and encyclopedias, other helpful online resources for students

Physics & Astronomy Databases

 

Contact:

608-263-1721

Contact Form

 

Location:  4220 Chamberlin Hall

1150 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706

Physics Learning Center (PLC)

The Physics Learning Center (PLC) is a supportive learning community for studying physics (103, 104, 207, and 208). Students have access to many different resources in the PLC, including study materials, exam review sessions, small-group learning teams, and help finding study partners. All PLC activities are led by trained peer tutors and staff, and our services are free of charge.

Services: Small group study sessions, access to study materials, extra exam review sessions, online study materials and resources

Physics Learning Center (PLC)

 

Contact:

608-890-0767

plc@physics.wisc.edu

 

Location:  2337/2338 Chamberlin Hall

1150 University Ave, Madison WI 53706

UW Madison Libraries

Services: Access to online databases (including subscription services), space and equipment rentals, material requests, course reading lists, research support (help with planning, organizing, finding information, etc.)

UW-Madison Libraries

 

Hours:  Varies by location

Contact:

608-262-3193

Contact Form

 

Location:  Varies by location

UW Libraries Research Support

Services: Project planning assistance, help with finding and evaluating information, organizing and analyzing information, publishing research, curating outputs, and measuring and maximizing impact

Research Support

 

Hours:  Varies by location

Contact:

608-262-3193

Contact Form

 

Location:  Varies by location

UW Writing Center

Since its start as the Writing Laboratory in 1969, the Writing Center at Madison has helped tens of thousands of University of Wisconsin students, both undergraduate and graduate, learn more about writing and has helped them successfully complete course papers, theses, dissertations, and articles for publication — in all sorts of academic disciplines. We support writers within and beyond the university across all levels, disciplines, and identities.

Services: Writing support and feedback appointments (in-person and virtual), drop-in writing groups, writing workshops, writing mentorships, Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program

The Writing Center

 

Hours:

M-TH 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

F 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Contact:

608-263-1992

wcenter@writing.wisc.edu

 

Location:  6171 Helen C White Hall

600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706

Academic Support Services

The Academic Support Services webpage highlights offices on campus with academic support resources, including specific resources for UW-Madison’s online learners.

Services: Information on academic services; including GUTS, UW libraries, McBurney Disability Resource Center, and the Writing Center

Academic Support Services

 

Contact:

oss@advising.wisc.edu

 

Location:  Ingraham Hall

1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706

McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities and classroom accommodations on the UW-Madison campus. As part of the student accommodation process, we work collaboratively with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations. And as a part of the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an inclusive campus environment that allows students to engage, explore, and participate in the Wisconsin Idea.

Services: Alternative testing accommodations, Study and Learning Skills Program (SLSS), note taking accommodations, scholarship, accessible transportation resources, housing accommodations

McBurney Disability Resource Center

 

Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact:

 608-263-2741

mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu 

 

Location:  702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104
Madison, WI 53715-1007

Graduate School Individual Development Plan

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) helps graduate students and postdoctoral researchers:

  • assess current skills, interests, and strengths;
  • make a plan for developing skills to meet academic and professional goals; and
  • communicate with supervisors, advisors, and mentors about evolving goals and related skills.

Services: IDP process tips, IDP

workshops, self-assessment of skills, interests, and values, goal-setting guidelines, career exploration resources

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Contact:

 gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu 

Center for Educational Opportunity

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) provides services for students that are first generation, meet certain federal family income guidelines, and students with documented disabilities. CeO Advisors and Staff embrace a personal approach and provide support in every aspect of the student’s path to achievement and success.

Services: CeO classes, holistic academic advising and coaching, cultural and social activities, CeO STEM program, campus and informational resources

Center for Educational Opportunity

 

Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact:

608-265-5106

ceo@cdo.wisc.edu

 

Location:  16 Ingraham Hall

1155 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS)

The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) supported by non-allocable segregated fees and dedicated to connecting UW students with volunteer tutors for assistance with academic courses, language learning, and study skill support. We provide free tutoring and mentoring to hundreds of students and university affiliates each semester!

Services: Tutoring services, including drop-in sessions, weekly group meetings, language partners, study support, study skills workshops, student tips and resources

Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS)

 

Hours:

M-TH 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

F 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Contact:

608-263-5666

 gutsstudentorg@gmail.com

 

Location:  333 East Campus Mall, Office 3111

Student Life

Students and pedestrians walk among the food carts on Library Mall during the first morning of classes for the Fall semester on Sept. 8, 2021. A campus health mandate requires people to wear face mask indoors – except while eating or drinking – as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Face coverings are not required while outdoors. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
Students and pedestrians walk among the food carts on Library Mall

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Thriving in Graduate School

For graduate students, living well means being able to balance your academics with your physical, emotional, and social needs. While you are in grad school, it is important to eat healthily, exercise, rest, find effective ways to deal with stress, and feel connected with your community. This section highlights some opportunities to help you take care of yourself and live a more balanced life.

Services: Food assistance resources, tips from past graduate students, family resources, general information on maintaining good mental health, social support, and academic balance

Thriving in Grad School

Contact:

608-262-2433

gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu 

 

Location: 217 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706

Graduate Life for International Students

While all grad students face certain challenges, international students work with an added layer of complexity due to immigration regulations and cultural adaptation. This page focuses on the resources available to help international students who are on F-1 or J-1 visas succeed at UW–Madison.

Services: Assistance with visas, information about international programs and services available, international student orientation, individual advising, BRIDGE International Friendship program

Grad Life for International Students

Contact:

608-262-2433

gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu

 

Location: 217 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

UW Student Life

Badgers work hard and play hard. They support each other fiercely, through finals week or a pandemic, with countless opportunities to unwind and recharge. Our student body is what makes UW–Madison special.

Check out the UW-Madison Student Life web page to find an overview of involvement opportunities, campus activities, campus housing and dining, and countless ways to carve out your place on campus.

UW Student Life

McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities and classroom accommodations on the UW-Madison campus. As part of the student accommodation process, we work collaboratively with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations. And as a part of the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an inclusive campus environment that allows students to engage, explore, and participate in the Wisconsin Idea.

Services: Alternative testing accommodations, Study and Learning Skills Program (SLSS), note taking accommodations, scholarship, accessible transportation resources, housing accommodations

McBurney Disability Resource Center

 

Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact:

608-263-2741

mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu 

 

Location: 702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104

Campus Housing for Undergraduate Students

Living on campus is an essential part of the undergraduate experience at UW-Madison, and University Housing provides an environment that is built for your success. Their housing services offer unique communities full of resources, support, convenient services, events, and thousands of fellow Badgers.

Services: Information on all things undergraduate housing; including residence halls, learning communities, affinity communities, contracts & rooms, and billing & rates

Campus Housing for Undergraduate Students

Contact:

608-262-2522

info@housing.wisc.edu

Contact Form

 

Location: Division of University Housing
625 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1213

 

For Campus Area Housing (not university owned): 

Campus Area Housing

Campus Housing for Graduate Students

UW–Madison has a long-established apartment community with services and programs for graduate students and their families. Together, the areas of Eagle Heights, University Houses, and Harvey Street Apartments are referred to as University Apartments.

Services: General information on the three neighborhoods of University Apartments, housing applications, resident portals, community center events & newsletter

Campus Housing for Graduate Students

Contact:

608-262-2522

info@housing.wisc.edu

Contact form

 

Location:  Division of University Housing
625 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1213

 

For Campus Area Housing: 

Campus Area Housing

Graduate Student Life Housing and Transportation

Where you live during graduate school is an important part of your Wisconsin experience. Finding housing that is a good fit for you is one of the first steps toward your academic success.

Once you’ve found a place to live, the next step is learning how to get around. Madison is a very bike-friendly city, with many walking paths and bus routes conveniently located around campus and downtown.

Services: Housing information (both off-campus and campus details), Madison Metro Transit information with schedules and routes, transportation options

Housing and Transportation

Contact:

608-262-2433

 gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu

 

Location: 217 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Office of Child Care & Family Resources (OCCFR)

Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP) – Office of Child Care and Family Resources (wisc.edu)

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs.

Services: Parent and family events, parent support mailing list, campus women’s center, campus child care centers, Child Care Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP), child care financial assistance

Office of Child Care & Family Resources

 

Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-265-4060 

 

Location:                             
611 Eagle Heights, Room 148
Madison, WI 53705

University Veteran Services

Our mission is to support the Wisconsin Experience of military-connected students by fostering personal transitions and pursuit of academic success. We support these students in three key focus areas: education benefits, student success, and advocacy.

Services: GI Bill information and guidance, advice on optimizing veteran benefits, PAVE peer support program, certification process support

University Veteran Services

 

Hours: M-F 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-265-4628

veterans@wisc.edu 

 

Location:  333 East Campus Mall
10th floor, Suite 10320
Madison, WI 53715

Madison Metro Bus Information

For information on the Madison Metro Bus- including bus schedules, routes, fare information, and live updates:

Madison Metro Bus Info

Research & Fellowships

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a woman and a man in an optics lab adjust wiring and mirrors

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Undergraduate Research Info & Opportunities

Undergraduate students at UW–Madison are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading researchers. Students can experience all aspects of the research process, from assisting others in the lab, to designing, directing, and presenting their own research. It’s also possible to obtain funding or credit for undergraduate research work.

Services: Find information on and applications for undergraduate research opportunities, Wisconsin Idea Fellowship, summer research programs, scholarship information, undergraduate symposium details

Research Information for Undergrad Students

 

To find faculty accepting students in their labs:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Graduate Research Scholar Communities (GRSC)

Graduate Research Scholar (GRS) communities are organized by the various schools and colleges within UW–Madison to support underrepresented students. These GRS Fellowships, with funding from the State of Wisconsin Advanced Opportunity Program and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, bring students together in GRS communities throughout their graduate school career for a range of social, academic, professional development, and research-related activities.

Services: Communities of support for underrepresented students, which include social, academic, professional development, and research-related activities

Graduate Research Scholar Communities (GRSC)

Contact: 

608-262-1728

Devon Wilson, L&S representative

UW (Internal) Fellowship

There are many merit-based Graduate School and departmental fellowships that are awarded to graduate students, including fellowships designed to enhance diversity on campus. Nominations and/or selection of most fellowship awards for incoming students are made by the graduate program(s) to which students are applying.  To inquire about eligibility and application procedures, please contact your graduate program.

Services: Find information on and applications for internal fellowships

Internal Fellowship Opportunities

UW-Madison Sponsored Fellowships

Contact:

offr@grad.wisc.edu

External Fellowship

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships from federal agencies, professional organizations, and private foundations. To assist with this, UW-Madison has created a searchable database of external funding opportunities (linked below).

Services: Find information on and applications for external fellowships

External Fellowship Database

External Funding Opportunities

Relevant Physics Fellowships

Contact:

offr@grad.wisc.edu

Research and Travel Grants

Have you been invited to present your research at a conference or do you need additional funds to support research travel in preparation for your dissertation, final exhibition, or thesis? If so, you should consider applying for a Student Research Grants Competition (SRGC) Award. Funding for these awards generously comes from the Vilas Trust and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Services: All information on applications for research grants (awards in $600, $1,200 and $1,500 amounts)

Research and Travel Grants

Contact:

608-262-2433

gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu

Professional Development & Involvement

Graduate students listen to Torsheika Maddox, administrative project manager and researcher in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, during a "Building Your Networking Confidence" workshop at Union South held by the UW Graduate School Office of Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)
Graduate students listen to Torsheika Maddox, administrative project manager and researcher in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, during a "Building Your Networking Confidence" workshop by the UW Graduate School Office of Professional Development

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American Physical Society (APS)

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Services: Peer-reviewed research journals and news, annual meetings, workshops, networking and professional development opportunities, policy and advocacy news, information and resources on careers in physics

American Physical Society (APS)

Contact:

Contact form

Delta Program

The Delta Program engages graduate students and postdocs in professional development in teaching, mentoring, outreach and advising.

Their mission is to promote the development of a future national faculty in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and mathematics that is committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.

Services: Professional courses and seminars, workshops and events, career preparation, CIRTL network, Delta Internship Program, Delta Research, Teaching, and Learning Certificate

Delta Program

Contact:

608-261-1180

info@delta.wisc.edu

 

Location:

445 Henry Mall, Room 302
Madison, WI 53706

Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)

Discover unique opportunities at Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)! Find and attend events, browse and join organizations, and showcase your involvement.

Services: Find new organizations and utilize discussion, news posts, and group messaging, discover campus events, record your activities and memberships on campus

Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)

Center for Leadership and Involvement

The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) assists students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging opportunities that exist throughout campus, including student organizations. As a Center we offer leadership programming that supports students in making meaning of these experiences and in developing leadership capacity – the ability to affect positive change.

Services: Involvement opportunities including student organizations, volunteering and service, and research and internships, leadership development programs, Adventure Learning programs (ALPs), Student Leadership program (SLP)

Center for Leadership and Involvement

 

Hours: M -F 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-263-0365

cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu

 

Location: Red Gym, 3rd Floor

716 Langdon St, Madison WI, 53706

UW-Madison Leadership Certificate

Since its creation in 2002, the Leadership Certificate Program has been extremely successful on UW’s campus. This program is designed for student leaders who excel in their leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom. The Certificate marks a formal acknowledgement of student contributions and achievements.

Services: Teaching of leadership knowledge and skills, workshops and training opportunities, civic engagement work

Leadership Certificate

Contact:

608-263-0365

 cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu

Location: Red Gym, 3rd Floor

716 Langdon St, Madison WI, 53706

                           

Graduate School Professional Development

The Graduate School Professional Development page is a resource for students to explore their academic and professional goals, as well as learn about career paths and find professional development opportunities.

Services: Discover PhD (professional development database), Individual Development Plan (IDP), calendar of professional development events (on topics ranging from grants and funding to graduate research)

Grad School Professional Development

Contact:

608-262-2433

gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu

Location: 217 Bascom Hall

500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Gender Minorities and Women in Physics

This is a group for women and gender minorities in physics. Our goals are to provide both professional development and support for women and gender minorities in physics at every step in their careers by taking concrete actions through the following methods:

(I) Career Development,

(II) Mentorship,

(III) Fellowship, and

(IV) Outreach.

In addition, we provide advocacy for other minorities in physics, including, but not limited to students of color, students with disability status, low-income students, and LGBT+ students.

Services: GREAT IDEAS multimedia reading group, social and professional events, mentorship, fellowship events

GMaWiP

Contact:

uwmadisongmawip@gmail.com

Physics Graduate Student Council

The mission of the Physics Graduate Student Council (PGSC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to improve the well-being and success of graduate students in the Department of Physics. The council is composed of physics graduate students and works towards the following goals:

  • Facilitate communication with the department and advocate on behalf of the graduate students,
  • Assist the department in welcoming new students and recruiting prospective students,
  • Promote social cohesion among graduate students, and
  • Provide resources to help prepare students for post-graduate careers.

Services: Student committees, social activities, professional development resources, peer mentoring, racial justice resources, financial resources

Physics Graduate Student Council

Contact:

 pgsc-admin@physics.wisc.edu

Morgridge Center for Public Service

The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, MCPS believes in building reciprocal relationships with our partners and strong citizens among the UW-Madison student population.

Services: Badger Volunteers program, BadgersVote initiative, Achievement Connections tutoring program, community-based learning courses, peer advisors, Wisconsin Idea fellowships

Morgridge Center for Public Service

Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact:

608-263-2432

info@morgridge.wisc.edu 

 

Location: Red Gym, Suite 154

716 Langdon St, Madison WI, 53706

Well-Being and Mental Health

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Two people sit on a pier at the Memorial Union Terrace at UW-Madison and watch the sun set

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UW Rec Well

The Rec Well is UW-Madison’s resource for all things fitness. There are multiple gym locations across campus which house a variety of amenities, physical fitness classes, equipment, and more.

Services: Intramural sports, group fitness classes, personal and small group training, workout equipment and amenities such as pools and an ice rink, American Red Cross courses

UW Rec Well

Hours: Varies by location

Contact:

608-262-8244

hello@recwell.wisc.edu

 

Location: Varies for each building and outdoor location

UHS Mental Health Services

Our mental health providers understand the complexities of student life and offer an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere with their development, well-being, and academic productivity.

Services: No-cost appointments (in-person or virtual), survivor services, counseling (individual or group), 24-hour crisis support, eating disorder support, alcohol and other drug assessment

UHS Mental Health Services

 

Hours:

M – R: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

F: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact:

608-265-5600

24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 608-265-5600 (option 9)

 uhs@uhs.wisc.edu

 

Location: 333 East Campus Mall (7th floor) Madison, WI 53715

24-Hour Crisis Support

If you’re thinking about suicide, or if you’re concerned for the well-being of someone you know, call UHS to speak with an on-call crisis counselor who will help address your most pressing concerns, assess your safety, and connect you with follow-up service needs.

The crisis support line is available 24/7, 365 days a year. We receive calls from students, family members, partners, friends, roommates, faculty, housing staff, and other campus community members who are concerned about a student.

24-Hour Crisis Support

Contact:

608-265-5600 (option 9)

UW Hospital: 608-262-2398

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides students with accessible cognitive behavioral interventions 24 hours a day. SilverCloud does not require a referral from a mental health or medical provider.

Services: Learning modules that address: anxiety, depression, body image, stress, sleep, and resilience

Sign Up for SilverCloud

Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison

Founded by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.

Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Faced with mental and physical health challenges at a global scale, we conduct rigorous scientific research to bring new insights aimed at improving the well-being of people of all backgrounds and ages.

Services: The Art of Science and Human Flourishing class, research scholarship opportunities for underrepresented students, Healthy Minds app, well-being resources

Center for Healthy Minds

 

Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact:

608-263-6321 

 

Location: 625 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703-2637

UW Hoofers

The Wisconsin Hoofers is the premier outdoors club at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With nearly 2,000 members, Hoofers is one of the oldest and largest student organization on campus. From sailing on Lake Mendota to climbing at Devil’s Lake, Hoofers is a place where people of all abilities can learn outdoor skills and enjoy outdoor activities.

Services: Six outdoors clubs, ranging in interests from scuba to horseback riding, events, equipment rentals, Hoofer council and club

Wisconsin Hoofers

 

Hours:

Summer: Every day 12pm-6pm, through October 21st

Winter: M-F: 12 – 6 p.m.

Contact:

608-262-1630

outdooruw@union.wisc.edu

 

Location: 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706 (in the Outdoor UW office)

Financial Support Services & Student Employment

UW undergraduate Alvin Lee (left) talks with a recruiter during the annual Spring Career and Internship Fair held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 5, 2019. The fair featured 215 employers and was open to all current students and alumni. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison)
UW undergraduate student talks with a recruiter during the annual Spring Career and Internship Fair held at the Kohl Center.

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Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA)

The Office of Student Financial Aid works to provide equitable access to financial resources for all students. OSFA can help with a wide variety of financial questions, from assisting with understanding funding sources, to helping you fill out your FAFSA! The goal is to help students comfortably fund their Wisconsin Experience!

Services: Financial advising appointments, basic needs support, emergency support, FAFSA application, general information on cost, eligibility, and application process for financial aid

Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA)

 

Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-262-3060

finaid@finaid.wisc.edu 

 

Location: 333 E Campus Mall, #9701
Madison, WI 53715-1382

Bursar's Office

The Bursar’s Office manages student account billing and collection. You will find valuable information on our website on how to understand your student account bill, how to pay your account balance, and how to receive a refund.

The mission of the Bursar’s Office is to provide cashiering and student loan services to our customers in an efficient, timely and customer oriented manner. This will be accomplished in accordance with the mission of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, by following regulations of all appropriate governing agencies and by implementing sound financial procedures and controls.

Services: Information on accessing, understanding, and paying student account bills, tuition and fees rates and adjustments, student loans information, education tax benefits and tax forms

Bursar’s Office

 

Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact:

608-262-3611

tuition@bussvc.wisc.edu

 

Location: 333 East Campus Mall #10501
Madison, WI 53715-1383

Childcare Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)

The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs.

The Childcare Tuition Assistance Program specifically is financial assistance for income-eligible UW-Madison students, and is the primary financial aid program to help with student parents’ ongoing child care costs.

Services: Provide financial aid to eligible students in support of covering child care costs

Childcare Tuition Assistance Program (CCTAP)

Contact:

608-265-9123

bldouglas@wisc.edu

 

Location: 611 Eagle Heights, Room 148
Madison, WI 53705

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub provides a listing of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more.

To begin, applicants fill out a brief General Application, which directs them to more specific scholarships for which they are eligible.

Services: Campus-wide scholarship listings, information, and applications

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub

UW Student Job Site

Students use the Student Jobs Site to access thousands of part-time employment opportunities at UW-Madison as well as with businesses and families within the local community. Students find meaningful opportunities to support their educational pursuits and lifestyle while also gaining critical professional and personal skills. Positions are posted on Student Jobs throughout the year and the site is updated daily, for jobs during both the academic year and summer terms.

Services: Listing of student and community jobs, career exploration resources, professional advice including interviewing, resumes, and cover letters, student events and workshops

UW Student Jobs

Contact:

608-262-3060 (option 3)

student.employment@finaid.wisc.edu

 

Location: 333 East Campus Mall (9th Floor), Madison, WI 53715

Handshake

Handshake is UW-Madison’s primary tool to connect students with employers, job and internship opportunities, and career events and resources. Employers can utilize Handshake to identify qualified candidates and recruit.

Services: Career services including career advising, workshops, job posting, career fairs, and on-campus interviews (for both undergraduate and graduate students)

UW Handshake

L&S SuccessWorks

SuccessWorks helps students in the College of Letters & Science explore your career options, connect with and learn from employers and alumni professionals in your field of interest, build skills and experiences while at UW-Madison, and get the jobs and internships you want. 

Services: Career and internship advising appointments, career communities, professional events, resume and cover letter help, networking tips, career courses and canvas module

SuccessWorks

Hours:

M – TH 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

F – virtual availability

Contact:

608-262-3921

SuccessWorks@wisc.edu

 

Location: 711 State Street, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53703

UW Career Services

Each school or college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a dedicated career services office. Students can work with their career services office for help with career exploration, searching for internships and part-time jobs, learning about opportunities to gain experience, and to take the next step towards their career.

Services: Career resources and employment platforms, career advising appointments (both undergraduate and graduate students), career fair information and sign ups

UW Career Services

 

Hours: Varies by office location

Contact:

Varies by office location

Location: Varies by office location

International Student Tax Resources

While all grad students face certain challenges, international students work with an added layer of complexity due to immigration regulations and cultural adaptation. This page focuses on tax information specific to students with visas.

Services: Glacier Tax Prep software, general tax information including what forms to file, where to find the correct forms, how to complete forms adequately, etc.

International Student Tax Resources

Contact Info:

608-262-2044

iss@studentlife.wisc.edu

 

Location: 217 Red Gym

716 Langdon Street
Madison, Wisconsin, 53706

Identity & Inclusion Resources

Four people stand in front of a table that holds a poster board and flyers containing information about the Multicultural Student Center. They are inside a campus building at the Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair.
Four people stand in front of a table that holds a poster board and flyers containing information about the Multicultural Student Center. They are inside a campus building at the Fall 2018 Student Organization Fair.

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American Indian Student and Cultural Center

Resources and information for Native American identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Services: Wunk Sheek student organization, student resources, Native November events and information

Indigenous Student Center (ISC)

Hours:                                                                                             Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Contact Info:                                                                                     608-262-4503                                                                                      isc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

Location:                                                                                             716 Langdon St, Madison WI                                                             Red Gym, Second Floor

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center

Facilitating an environment for APIDA identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Services: APIDA support resources, APIDA events, heritage month events and information

APIDA Student Center

Hours:                                                                                                 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Contact Info:                                                                                        608-262-4503                                                                                     apidasc@studentlife.wisc.edu

Location:                                                                                               716 Langdon St, Madison WI

Red Gym, Second Floor

Black Cultural Center

The BCC serves Black students (including African-American, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African Diaspora) by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.

The BCC welcomes all students and centers the voices, experiences, and dynamic lives of Black undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. We exist to acknowledge the specific and particular realities of Black communities at UW-Madison, while also connecting communities to the larger Wisconsin Experience and fostering a sense of belonging.

Services: BCC community resources, Black History Month events and involvement opportunities, BCC events

Black Cultural Center

Hours:                                                                                                  Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Contact Info:                                                                                608-262-2014                                                                                 BCC@studentlife.wisc.edu 

Location:                                                                                            716 Langdon St, Madison WI                                                       Red Gym, Second Floor

Latinx Cultural Center

The mission of the LCC is to facilitate an environment for Latinx identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.

Services: DACA resources, student events and involvement opportunities

Latinx Cultural Center

Hours:                                                                                                  Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Contact Info:                                                                                     608-262-4503                                                                               lcc@studentlife.wisc.edu 

Location:                                                                                           716 Langdon St, Madison WI                                                        Red Gym, Second Floor

Multicultural Student Center (MSC)

The Multicultural Student Center seeks 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.

Services: cultural programming, internship programs, drop-in hours for advising, financial aid, and tutoring, dialogue groups, community events, reflection and prayer spaces

Multicultural Student Center (MSC)

Hours:                                                                                               Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Contact Info:                                                                                      608-262-4503

Location:                                                                                       716 Langdon St, Madison WI                                                              Red Gym, Second Floor

Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)

The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW-Madison student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences. Their mission is to lift up and center queer, trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming voices across programming and policy efforts.

Services: LGBTQ+ focused student orgs, discussion groups, peer mentor program, The Crossroads Initiative, support and crisis resources, maps and information on navigating campus (restrooms, housing, etc.)

Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)

Hours:                                                                                             Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (summer hours)

Contact Info:                                                                                  608-265-3344                                                                                 lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu

Location:                                                                                          716 Langdon St.
Red Gym 137
Madison, WI 53706

Cultural-Based Student Organizations

There are more than 900 student organizations on campus, and many of them are cultural-based; there is something for everyone.

Explore Cultural-Based Student Orgs

Physics Department, Climate and Diversity Committee

The Physics Department strives to establish, maintain, and improve an open-minded and supportive community in which to work, teach and learn. In accordance with these goals, the Physics Department affirms that all community members are to be treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. Moreover, the department is dedicated to partnering with other campus organizations, including those listed below, to develop policies and practices to promote these goals. We further commit ourselves to making the department a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, parental status, or any other aspect of identity.

Contacts: Tulika Bose (chair) | Sharon Kahn | Elizabeth Baldridge

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dean of Students: Report an Incident

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all people. As Chapter 17 of the UW System code states, the university can accomplish its educational mission only if living and learning environments are safe and free from violence, harassment, and intimidation.

The purpose of the reporting system is to provide support and resources to the involved parties of bias or hate incidents impacting the UW-Madison community. This system allows the University to understand and respond to situations that affect UW-Madison students, educate and inform the community about such events, and create awareness of intolerance as it relates to bias or hate incidents.

Services: Report hate or bias, drop-in appointments (in-person or virtual), report a student of concern, report an academic complaint, DACA recipient support

Report an Incident

Hours:                                                                                        Monday-Friday: 8:30am -4pm
during Fall and Spring semester

Contact Info:                                                                                   608-263-5700

doso@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

Location:                                                                                        70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1380