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From Hard Sciences to the Humanities: Career Preparation Takes Center Stage at UW–Madison

“Please, help my student land a great job so they don’t have to live in my basement!” Career advisors at UW–Madison often hear this quip from parents. And while the intent is humorous, the concern is serious—and understandable. The job market is increasingly competitive and constantly changing. These days, some…

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Photo of UW-Madison students and alumni at the Spring Career and Internship Fair.
  • Spring Commencement Information

    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 …

  • Fall Family Events: Start Planning Your Visit

    We look forward to welcoming your family this fall for Family Weekend, occurring October 12–14, 2018. From grandparents to siblings, Family Weekend gives the whole family a chance to see UW–Madison through the eyes of …

  • How to Manage Summer Sublets

    At this time of year, many students start to think about summer plans, including subletting their off-campus rooms and apartments while they’re away. Finding someone to sublet a student’s rental might be a good option, …

  • Tips for University Housing Move-Out Week

    To help make the experience of move-out week (May 4–12) as pleasant as possible and to avoid delays, encourage your student to begin planning and packing early. Students can send home items that won’t be …

  • New UW Resources Support Student Mental Health

    University Health Services (UHS) has introduced two new tools to support student mental health and well-being. In addition to these new resources, the no-cost mental health services at UHS include individual, couple/partner, and group counseling; …

  • Ask an Advisor: Class Enrollment and Performance

    How can students find out how they are doing in their courses? There are many ways students can find out how they’re doing in their courses. The easiest option is for students to speak directly …

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‘Badger Ready’ Admissions Program Announced

The program offers an opportunity for adults 25 and older and veterans of any age who have previous college credit but no degree to resuming their academic career at thier dream school—the University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW-Madison unveils ‘Bucky’s Tuition Promise,’

UW–Madison pledges to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman from Wisconsin whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less, roughly the median family income in Wisconsin. Transfer students from Wisconsin meeting the same criteria will receive two years of tuition and segregated fees.

New Tuition Payment Plan

This fall, the UW–Madison Bursar’s Office began offering BadgerPay, a payment plan that offers students and authorized users the flexibility to pay for tuition and fees through regularly scheduled payments.


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