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You Are Not Your Major: Students Find Their Own Pathways to Success

By Angela Barian For many UW–Madison students, choosing a major is a big decision. But even after choosing, many students and their parents wonder whether they made the best choice, what they’ll do as a career, or in some cases, whether they’ll be accepted into highly competitive majors and schools—and…

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  • Campus Safety

    UW–Madison values parents and families as partners in supporting student safety. We know the conversations you have with your students matter and that you are invested in the safety of the Badger community. We appreciate …

  • Ask an Advisor: Spring Enrollment

    Although spring seems far away, enrolling for spring classes is just around the corner. With more than 4,000 classes to choose from, this can be an overwhelming process for students. Advising offices will be flooded …

  • Making a Second-Year Housing Decision

    Your students may have already started talking with you about where they might live next fall. The subject of future housing is often brought up early in the academic year, in part because campus-area property owners …

  • Winter Commencement

    It seems as though the academic year just started, but we’re already thinking about graduation. For students who completed a degree in summer 2019, or who will complete a degree in fall 2019, it’s time to start …

  • 2020–21 FAFSA and Scholarships

    The 2020–21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Every eligible student is encouraged to file the FAFSA. Even if you believe that your student will not qualify for federal financial aid, many …

  • New Mental Health Providers and Expanded Hours

    Thirteen new mental health providers recently joined University Health Services (UHS), including providers with a focus on students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and additional Spanish-speaking providers. To respond to the Student Services Finance Committee’s (SSFC) 2020 budget recommendations …

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