University of Wisconsin–Madison

Enrolled Students

Upcoming Transfer Events

The Transfer Transition Program and the Transfer Ambassadors host a variety of events each semester to provide space for you to network, relax, study, learn, and converse among other transfer students.  Look at the list below or the calendar to the right see what’s coming up, and click on each event to find location and registration details.  Events are always being added, so be sure to check back throughout the summer and semester.

August 31, 1-4:30pm – Transfer Involvement 101 – Register at go.wisc.edu/ti101

September 1, 1-4:30pm – ConnectFAST (for a successful transition) Scavenger Hunt:  Take the survey by August 30: go.wisc.edu/connectfast

September 12, 6-8pm – Transfer Welcome Dinner – Register by noon on Sept. 4 at go.wisc.edu/twd

 

Transfer Ambassador Program

Transfer Ambassadors are experienced transfer students who are here to help you through your transition by facilitating involvement opportunities, promoting a sense of belonging within the university and the greater Madison community, and by providing resources for personal and academic success. Transfer Ambassadors are also available for one-on-one meetings. Make sure to check your e-mail every week to hear about upcoming events or programs facilitated by the Transfer Ambassadors, and review the Upcoming Transfer Events calendar to see what they’ve got planned!

Meet the current Transfer Ambassadors

Connect to Campus

Advising

Seeking advising while you’re here at UW-Madison will be key to your success.

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Learning Support

At UW-Madison, learning support services are encouraged for all students, whether they are feeling challenged by academic expectations or confident and looking to maintain it.

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Get Involved!

There are many ways to get involved at UW-Madison, and we consider extra- and co-curricular involvement to be key to your undergraduate education.

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Health & Wellness

Transition to a new institution can be stressful.  You’re learning a whole new system of policies and procedures, adjusting to new academic expectations and more advanced classes, navigating a new campus (and perhaps city, state, or country even), and trying to develop new friendships and connections with your fellow Badgers.  It’s enough to make anyone want to bury their head in the sand. Here are some tips to help maintain your health and manage your stress level in your first year on campus:

  • Stay active.

    With UW mascot Bucky Badger leading them, members of the UW-Madison community participate in Bucky's Workout, a collaborative event hosted by UW Athletics, Rec Sport, Human Resources and UWell at Camp Randall Stadium on May 27, 2015. The hour-long event was open to all fitness levels and designed to celebrate the beginning of summer and being active. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

    Keeping active is one sure way to fend off ill-effects of stress, and UW-Madison offers lots of ways to do that. You don’t have to be an NCAA athlete to get the workout you need.  We’ve got multiple recreational facilities on campus where you can get the workout of your choice.  If you’re into more outdoor activities, be sure to check out Hoofers, the largest student organization at UW-Madison.  They offer opportunities to sail, ski, snowboard, mountaineer, ride horses, and SCUBA dive, and that’s just to start. If biking is more your style, you’ve come to the right place.  We’re in one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country, and we offer the resources to prove it.

  • Find your balance.

    Yoga instructor Emma Seppala, left and wearing pink, and undergraduate Kimberly Helton lead other participants in stretching their bodies and refreshing their minds under the morning sun on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring on April 19, 2010. The class, called Sun Salutation on Bascom, is one of several featured events during the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB)-sponsored All-Campus Party held April 17-23, 2010. Seppala is an instructor with the student group, Yoga, Empowerment, and Service; and a postdoctoral student in the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Jeff Miller Date: 04/10 File#: NIKON D3 digital frame 9757

    When you’re adjusting to classes at UW-Madison, it’s easy to feel like your grades are the only thing that matter and you have to lock yourself away in the library every day to maintain them.  After all, that’s what everyone else does, right?  Nope.  In fact, transfer students have found that creating a balance for themselves that includes time off from studying actually leads to more efficiency and better grades.  So find a job you love, join a student org, or spend some quality time at the SERF. It’ll help your transition. And your grades. Trust us!

  • Talk it out. Don’t isolate yourself.

    Student Annika Konrad (left) talks with assistant dean of Student Academic Affairs Svetlana Karpe (right) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 16, 2008. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Bryce Richter Date: 07/08 File#: D200 digital camera frame 8031

    You’ve already heard how important it is to get involved here.  If you’re trying but still struggling to find your niche and you don’t feel like you’re connected, don’t just hang out alone in your room. Reach out and talk to someone about it. You can:

    • Make an appointment with a Transfer Transition Program advisor or a Transfer Ambassador. We’re always happy to chat about transition.
    • Look into University Health Services’ (UHS) counseling options. They have both group and individual counseling options available.  These options are available at no additional cost to students.
    • Use Let’s Talk, UHS’ drop-in consultation service. Great when one conversation might give you the perspective or resources you need.
    • Contact the Dean of Students office. They can assist with providing a variety of resources if you’re struggling, including short-term crisis loans.
    • Spill your guts to an anonymous peer with BadgerSPILL for a little feedback, empathy, or encouragement.
    • Students in recovery are encouraged to check out Live Free, a student organization which promotes well being and community-integration for students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.
    • Contact some of the other student organizations devoted to mental health, like Ask.Listen.Save. or NAMI.
    • Of course, if you’re in crisis or worried you might hurt yourself, call UHS’ 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line at 608-265-5600 (option 9), or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website to chat with a counselor.
  • See a doctor.

    Student Kemi Olarinde (left) receives a H1N1 influenza vaccination from University Health Services (UHS) nurse Marsha Steffen (right) during the H1N1 FlashVax clinic held Dec. 4, 2009 at the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Bryce Richter Date: 12/09 File#: NIKON D3 digital frame 4395

    If you’re feeling physically ill, don’t wait.  UHS provides medical services, mostly free of charge, to all UW-Madison students at two clinic locations.  You can make an appointment by logging into MyUHS or calling 608-265-5600, option 1.