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Welcome from Student Affairs

Dear parents and families, It feels so good to be writing you from a UW–Madison campus that is coming alive again. The warmth and joy on people’s faces as they stroll campus and meet with friends or reminisce with loved ones has been encouraging to see. We are eagerly planning…

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Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs, standing front of Bascom Hall.
  • What to Expect This Fall

    Students and their families have many questions about the upcoming semester, especially about health and safety issues. Here is some information about how the university plans to operate during the fall semester. We continue to see encouraging progress in the …

  • Summer Virtual Events for Family Members

    We invite you to join us for our two remaining live virtual events this summer! First, this Wednesday, July 14 at noon CDT, join us for a chat with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dr. …

  • Steps for a Successful Move-In

    UW–Madison fall move-in is just weeks away! To help prepare for a smooth move-in experience, please partner with us to share the responsibility of keeping our campus healthy and safe. Each student receives an assigned …

  • Advice for Off-Campus Moving Day

    On August 14 and 15, leases for most campus and downtown rentals expire. That means thousands of students move in and out of their campus-area apartments and houses. Here are some ideas for supporting your …

  • Fall Family Events and Football

    Family Weekend: October 8–10, 2021 We look forward to seeing you this fall, either in-person or virtually, at Family Weekend, UW–Madison’s signature event for parents and families. Family Weekend gives the whole family, from grandparents …

  • Career Services and Supporting Your Students’ Success

    This summer we know there is a lot on your students’ minds, and whether they are a sophomore or a senior, career planning is likely one of them. At UW–Madison there are many resources available …

  • Keep in Touch Through the Parent and Family Program

    Whether your student is going into their first or last year at UW–Madison, the Parent and Family Program is your resource. We recognize that parent and family support is critical to success during the college …

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