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Parenting in the Age of Anxiety

Social research shows that parental involvement is as intensive as it’s ever been, even through the college years. At the same time, reports of student anxiety and fear of failure are at all-time-highs. How can parents strike the right balance between taking care and taking over? Your student has just…

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  • Tips for University Housing Move-Out Week, Summer Storage

    To help make the experience of move-out week (May 3–12) as pleasant as possible and to avoid delays, encourage your student to begin planning and packing early. Students can send items home if they are …

  • The Value of Student Employment

    Working at UW–Madison is an important way for students to enhance their Wisconsin Experience. In addition to helping students make extra money, campus employment is more than “just a job,” but an out-of-class learning opportunity. …

  • Managing Summer Sublets

    At this time of year, many students are planning for summer, including subletting their campus-area rented rooms and apartments while they’re away. Finding someone to sublet a student’s rental might be a good option, but …

  • Spring Commencement

    Congratulations to the students and families who will celebrate commencement this May! We are excited to celebrate with you and reflect on all your students have accomplished during their time here. UW–Madison’s spring commencement ceremony …

  • Student Mental Health Services Task Force

    A newly created campus task force is reviewing mental health resources and related supports at UW–Madison and will provide recommendations for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to the mental health needs of students. The effort comes …

  • UW–Madison conferred the most PhDs in 2017

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison granted more doctorates than any other U.S. institution in 2017, rising from 2nd place the year before. The 844 awarded doctorates place the UW at the top of PhD-granting institutions, according …

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