University of Wisconsin–Madison

Important Announcements

Remind Your Student to Take the Healthy Minds Survey

Earlier this month, all students received an email invitation to participate in the Healthy Minds Survey. The results of this survey will provide a better understanding of student mental health needs, and inform programs and policies that will improve our campus climate around mental health and well-being.

Mental health issues continue to be a concern for college students at UW–Madison and across the nation. Understanding the prevalence of mental health concerns within the student population and promoting positive mental health are a top priority for our campus.

All students have been emailed a personalized survey link. Their participation is confidential and voluntary. Responses will be compiled and shared in aggregate only, and will never be shared in a way that identifies a student.

Please remind and encourage your student to participate in this important survey. Students’ involvement is invaluable and will help shape campus policies and programs. UW–Madison last participated in 2016 and the results prompted changes to important programs and services for students, including adding more mental health providers.

With this input, UW–Madison will continue to support, respond to, and improve the climate of mental health and well-being on our campus. For more information, visit the UHS Healthy Minds Survey page.

UW–Madison Ranks Highly Throughout the Year

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranks among the top universities in the nation in a variety of areas, including educational quality, reputation, affordability and access.

Take a look at some of those rankings from 2018–19 »

Summer Health Services

Students who are staying in Madison for the summer — but who are not taking classes — can pay the Summer Health Fee to have continued access to University Health Services (UHS). UHS is open Monday through Friday during the summer months, with the same hours and services as the academic year. The fee is a one-time payment of $109 that grants eligibility for UHS visits from May 13 until August 31, 2019.

The fee must be paid prior to a student’s first summer appointment. UHS will begin accepting payments on May 1. Payments may be made online via credit card or in person via cash, check with ID, or credit card at the cashier in room 8501, 333 East Campus Mall. Hours are 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Students covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) have access to UHS without paying the summer health fee.

As a reminder, access to UHS is not a substitute for having comprehensive health insurance, which is recommended for all students.

For more information about UHS or insurance options, visit the University Health Services website, or call 608-265-5600.

Introducing GradReady for Financial Wellness

The Office of Student Financial Aid is excited to introduce GradReady, a new platform that provides financial wellness and money management resources to students, alumni, faculty and staff. GradReady is a free web-based platform with engaging videos, helpful resources, and real-world tools. Students can learn about topics including financial aid, evaluating loan options, creating a financing plan, considering debt-to-income scenarios, and establishing a budget.

Start Planning Now: Family Weekend 2019

Planning ahead? Mark your calendars for Family Weekend 2019! The annual event will take place October 18–20, 2019.

Family Weekend welcomes our extended Badger family — from grandparents to siblings — to visit campus for the chance to see UW–Madison through the eyes of your student. From October 18–20, UW–Madison will be buzzing with activities across campus that are created just for you and your family.

Check the Family Weekend page on the Parent and Family Program website for more details.