Seeking advising while you’re here at UW-Madison will be key to your success. Our advisors help students find the resources and tools that enable them to explore, define, and accomplish their academic and career goals. Our most successful students form a network of advisors specializing in different aspects of their undergraduate experience.
For example, you likely met your first academic advisor at SOAR. There should be an advisor or advising team assigned to you via your Student Center in MyUW. If you haven’t yet declared a major, you may be assigned a new departmental advisor once you do. If you’re planning on studying abroad, you’ll likely be in contact with a study abroad advisor to help you plan that trip. You may also need the help of a financial aid advisor to figure out financial situations. And finally, as you prepare for your career post-graduation, you may find yourself paying frequent visits to the career advising office within your school or college.
The point is, advisors are here for you. And in fact, they’ve created a whole Undergraduate Advising website full of information that can help you figure out who to see when and how to maximize the resources available to you.
And of course, don’t forget to connect with us!
If you’re just looking for a supportive ear or advice any time during your transition, feel free to reach out to a Transfer Ambassador at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an advising appointment with Tracy Mores via Scheduling Assistant. We’re all here to answer questions and help you navigate your new campus and the resources it has to offer.