Wisconsin Welcome is a campus-wide celebration of new and continuing students beginning a new academic year. You will be able to take your pick of events during August and September, 2022. TTP hosts many Wisconsin Welcome events that are designed specifically for transfer students by transfer students. Guests are always welcome regardless of transfer or student status. You can find more campus wide events by clicking the link below.
The Transfer Transition Program is organizing a day trip to Devil’s Lake. Join us for an eventful day in the sun as we go on an optional hike with a naturalist. Take a dive in the clear waters or rent a kayak or paddleboard and create your own adventure on the lake. Chill out on the shore and play some lawn games as we cook up some food on the grill. Alternatively, check out the nature center and learn about the geographical and indigenous history of the land. The concession stands of Devil’s Lake sell hot food and even provide vegetarian and vegan options.
Kick off the beginning of the year with all the things to make your apartment warm and be midterms ready. Back-2-School Bingo, part of the TTP Broke Bingo series, is where you can win all the things you need but don’t want to buy – toilet paper, dish soap, notecards, coffee maker, those expensive fine point sharpie markers that make every study guide look beautiful, and more!
Get ready for a night full of the same excitement that 4th-grade you felt when it was finally time for back-to-school shopping. Except instead of that JanSport backpack your legal guardian never even entertained the idea of you getting that totally left you rocking your tragic 2nd grade fashion ideals, you can win anything from highlighters and notebooks to a Hoover vacuum or Ninja coffee machine! You’ll never be able to redeem your 1st-day-of-middle school self who showed up not knowing about Silly Bandz or unable to quote anything from Vine unless you join us for a night that will make up for all the gel pen disappointments and hand-me-down pencil cases. A buffet dinner will be provided.
Other Ways to Connect with Transfer Students
A cete is defined as a group of badgers, and in this case, also stands for Creating Exceptional Transfer Experiences. BadgerCETE is a high-commitment, high-impact, student-led program designed to introduce transfer students to a tight-knit group that meets on a weekly basis to explore their own identities as transfer students, develop soft skills like teamwork…
Many events that we host throughout the semester will be held at the Transfer Engagement Center aka TEC (pronounced ‘tech’). Come hang out, grab a snack/coffee/tea, use a printing station, or come study!
Meet your Transfer Student Coordinators! TSC's 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 Student Coordinators are also available for…
Get Involved outside of TTP
The Union is based on the principle that the University of Wisconsin-Madison experience should involve learning outside of the classroom. The Union is a home-away-from home for all students. Check out our welcome week events at Memorial Union and Union South + consider yourself invited to the Union's many events & activities each year. You can also take part in leading our programs by joining the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD "wood").
Student Jobs provides students access to thousands of part-time employment opportunities both through UW-Madison as well as businesses & families within the local community. Here, students can find meaningful opportunities that can support their educational pursuits and lifestyle while also gaining critical professional and personal skills. Positions are posted throughout the year and updated daily, for jobs in both the academic year and summer terms.
The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) assists students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging opportunities that exist throughout campus, such as student organizations, Greek Life, the Adventure Learning Program (ALPS), and the Leadership Certificate. Whether you want to join a student organization, partake in an internship, or play a sport, CfLI will give you the resources for success. Check out some of these excellent on-campus involvement resources!