Success Services Campus Resource Guide

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Help For My Classes

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Studying

  • Click here for how to write effective flashcards!
  • Check out this article to decide between handwritten or digital notes
  • Constantly searching your notes for that one thing your professor said?
    • Try scanning handwritten notes into apps such as EverNote (making the notes searchable)
    • Consider taking notes in searchable apps like GoodNotes or Notability
  • Try finding a different study spot
  • Create a study group or find an accountability partner (Check GUTS or PLA for groups or 1-1 tutors)!
  • Try the Pomodoro Studying Technique!
  • Check out this resource from GUTS to create an exam countdown
  • See if your department or school offers additional learning support resources here!
  • Dense reading? Try these tips!
    • Summarize each page
    • Read the whole page or section, then highlight or take notes on the most important details

Campus Resources:

Greater University Tutoring Services:

Email: gutsstudentorg@gmail.com

Phone: (608) 263-5666

Peer Learning Association:

Email: pla@rso.wisc.edu

The Writing Center:

Email: wcenter@writing.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-1992

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS)

About:

GUTS offers free tutoring and mentoring to hundreds of students and university affiliates each semester. From specific classes to conversational language practice, to general studying tips and techniques. GUTS is free and tutors are volunteers.

Services:

GUTS Resources: Find articles about note-taking, suggestions for exam prep, and so much more!

Academic Drop In: Great for quick questions or homework help. Typically located in College & Steenbock libraries.

Academic Match: Small group tutoring in introductory academic courses, two hours a week

Language-CE: Matches volunteer tutors with UW students looking to improve English conversation skills

Language-CEEH: GUTS and Eagle Heights partnership providing conversational English tutoring to elementary kids

Language-WLL: Partner with a  native or advanced speaker of a foreign language for 2 hours a week

Language Exchange: Teach a partner a language they’d like to learn and learn a language you’re interested in!

Study Support/McBurney Study Skills: Learn efficient study habits, time management, concentration techniques, exam prep, and note taking skills.

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Student Activity Center, Office #3111 (Third Floor)

Phone: 608-263-5666

Email: gutsstudentorg@gmail.com

Website: guts.wisc.edu

Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA)

About:

At UW-Madison advising is a partnership between you and the network of advisors you build during your time here. Advising is not limited to certain topics or months of the year. Advisors are here to introduce you to opportunities and help you make decisions. The Office of Undergraduate Advising also helps support SOAR.

Services:

Advisors can help you with setting academic and career goals, getting involved with campus orgs, finding an internship, talk through challenges, connect with tutor, pick a study abroad, choosing a major, check out volunteer opportunities, practice for interviews, proofread resumes, talk about grad school, selecting courses, and understanding university policies and deadlines.

About SOAR

Advising 101

Find Your Advisor

Majors and Certificates

College Roadmap

Tools and Resources

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 108 Ingraham Hall; 1155 Observatory Drive

Phone: 608-890-4947

Email: info@advising.wisc.edu

Website: advising.wisc.edu

The Writing Center

About:

The Writing Center helps undergraduate (their core clientele) and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process for any writing project. During an appointment they’ll talk about your goals, review your writing and have a conversation about next steps. The Writing Center helps writers learn more about everything from thesis statements and organization to grammar and citation methods. All services are free for students.

Services:

  • Provide guidance in incorporating research, organizing papers, crafting a thesis statement, citing sources, etc.
  • Teach you how to proofread and edit your own papers
  • Set up recurring appointments to assist with thesis-length papers or classes requiring papers regularly
  • Meet with a group assigned a group paper
  • Offer free workshops ranging from how to write various types of papers to tips on writing for exams
  • Assist with writing grant applications, resumes, cover letters, and application essays

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 6171 Helen C White Hall

Phone: 608-263-1992

Email: wcenter@writing.wisc.edu

Website: writing.wisc.edu

Health & Wellness

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Health

  • University Health Services provides medical services including drop-in care, an after-hours nurse advice line, emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure care, flu shots, TB tests, basic radiology, and victim advocacy. Has clinics for specialized care such as physical therapy, athletic training, trans health, and women’s health among others. Mental health care includes opportunities for one-on-one counseling and group therapy. Also provides a variety of wellness resources such as nutritional counseling, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, exercise consultation, stress and sleep management and smoking cessation. Most services are free with tuition. Click here for a full explanation of services and click here for a detailed breakdown of costs
  • McBurney Disability Resource Center can assist with a huge variety of needs from accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities to providing temporary disability assistance (such as accommodations needed to travel around campus with a broken leg)
  • Entry to all the RecWell facilities and eligibility for personal and group fitness, club and intramural sports, and equipment check out are all part of your tuition and fees
  • Bike, paddleboard, and kayak rentals are available all-around Madison
  • Apps such as Calm or Headspace provide everything from sleep stories to help you drift off to sleep to breathing exercises and meditations to assist with burn out or building positive mindset

Campus Resources:

University Health Services:

Phone: 608-265-5600

McBurney:

Email: mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2741

RecWell:

Email: hello@recwell.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3742

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

RecWell

About:

RecWell’s mission is to move Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well. Membership is included in student tuition! Membership includes unlimited access to facilities, including indoor recreation centers, cardio and strength equipment, a swimming pool and diving well, and multi-sport gyms and courts, as well as eligibility to participate in group fitness and yoga classes, use of ice rinks and tennis courts, intramural sports, personal and small group training, sport clubs, and swim, tennis and ice-skating lessons for an additional cost.

Services:

Policies

Reservations and Rentals

Guest Passes

Group Fitness Classes

WellBeing Workshops

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Classes

American Red Cross Courses

Other Member Services

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Various- Locations and Hours

General Phone: 608-262-3742

Email: hello@recwell.wisc.edu

Website: recwell.wisc.edu

University Health Services (UHS)

About:

Available to all UW-Madison students, UHS provides medical and mental health services, including women’s health services, drop-in care, an after-hours nurse advice line, emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure care, flu shots, TB tests, basic radiology, and victim advocacy. Also provides a workshop series and a variety of wellness resources such as nutritional counseling, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, exercise consultation, stress and sleep management and smoking cessation. Most services are free.

Services:

UHS Services One-Pager

Detailed Costs Breakdown

Group Counseling Offerings

Thrive Workshops

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 333 E Campus Mall; Drop-In Clinic: Dejope Hall

Phone: 608-265-5600

(Option 1- After Hours Nurse; Option 2- Mental Health Phone Screen; Option 9- Mental Health Crisis Line)

Email: (no general office email; please call)

Website: uhs.wisc.edu

**UHS is not an emergency room or after-hours urgent care. For that, visit area hospitals including UW-Health, Dean’s Clinic, or UnityPoint Health.

*Note: while UHS offers a robust set of services, it is not a replacement for full medical insurance. For UW-Madison’s medical insurance offering, check out SHIP

Preparing For My Career After College

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Resume Builders

  • Look for community service opportunities with the Morgridge Center for Public Service
  • Check out the list of all registered student organizations at UW-Madison here and find one to join!
  • Get involved in the Center for Leadership and Involvement’s Leadership Certificate program!
  • Get research experience with the Undergraduate Research Scholars program (freshmen and sophomores only)
  • Click here to find a student job!
  • Talk with your academic advisor about adding a certificate or minor to your course of studies
  • Consider a summer internship, maybe even an international experience!
  • Take classes, intern, and do so in an international city of your choice with study abroad opportunities!
  • Start learning a new language with GUTS’ language tutoring opportunities
  • Look into qualifications for jobs you’re interested in. Need to be proficient in a specific software? See if UW offers a class that will fit into your schedule!
  • Think now about who you would have write your letters of recommendation (or act as your references; three are often required).
  • Need help writing your resume, cover letter, or statement of purpose? The Writing Center, Career Exploration Center, or your school or department’s career advising services can assist!

Campus Resources:

Center for Leadership & Involvement:

Email: cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0365

Career Exploration Center:

Email: cec@ccas.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-4497

Morgridge Center for Public Service:

Email: info@morgridge.edu

Phone: 608-263-2432

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Career Exploration Center (CEC)

About:

Supports undecided and exploring student to make decisions about their respective futures based on their interests, values, and skills. CEC offers individual advising appointments, workshops, events, a career library, and campus and community outreach.

Services:

Explore Majors

Major Exploration Studio

Explore Careers

Career Library

CEC Events

Career Assessments

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 114 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive

Phone: 608-265-4497

Email: cec@ccas.wisc.edu

Website: cec.ccas.wisc.edu

Career Services

About:

While the Career Services Council offers coordination across campus, Career Services is a general website that acts as a directory towards career advising, which is a decentralized system at UW-Madison. Because of this, services vary widely, but most provide help with resumes, cover letters, and connecting students with employment or internship opportunities. Some offer programming related to career preparedness.

Services:

College of Ag & Life Sciences

School of Business

College of Engineering

School of Human Ecology

School of Medicine & Public Health

Law School

School of Pharmacy

L&S (SuccessWorks)

School of Nursing

The Graduate School

International Internship Program

Office of Postdoc Studies

Center for Pre-Health Advising

Center for Pre-Law Advising

Adult Career and Special Student Services

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: various, see specific school’s link above

Phone: various, see specific school’s link above

Email: various, see specific school’s link above

Website: careers.wisc.edu

Identity Based Campus Organizations

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Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC)

About:

GSCC’s mission is to lift up and center queer, trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming voices across programming and policy efforts. Hosts a variety of discussion groups as well as peer mentor and volunteer programs. GSCC’s location also has a gathering space for students to study, relax, or play board games! There is a small conference room and a few computers as well as a printer for student use. GSCC also keeps a number of safe sex tools in supply, which students can access free of charge. Currently GSCC hosts the Consent Hearts campaign to help build a culture of consent on campus. GSCC has also partnered with the Multicultural Student Center to create the Crossroads Initiative supporting Queer/Trans People of Color.

Services:

Navigating Campus (Housing, Restrooms, Preferred Name, etc.)

Academics

Discussion Groups

Trainings & Resources

Support and Crisis

LGBTQ+ Focused Student Orgs

Trans/Gender Queer Support

Queer/Trans People of Color Support

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Red Gym 123; 716 Langdon Street

Phone: 608-265-3344

Email: lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: lgbt.wisc.edu

Multicultural Student Center (MSC)

About:

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. MSC has also partnered with the GSCC to create the Crossroads Initiative supporting Queer/Trans People of Color.

Services:

Campus members can reserve MSC’s space, including a lounge, the Social Justice Resource Center, the MSC Classroom, the Student Organization space, or the kitchen. Students can also apply for funding through the MSC. MSC also runs a Social Justice Leadership Retreat as well as a Social Justice 101 Workshop Series, focusing on Self, Systems, and Skills. These workshops and trainings can be requested for presentation to campus groups.

Reserve an MSC Space

Affiliated Student Orgs

DACA Student Support

Social Justice 101 Workshops

APIDA Student Center

Latinx Cultural Center

Black Cultural Center

Reflection & Prayer Spaces

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Red Gym Second Floor; 716 Langdon St.

Phone: 608-262-4503

Email: msc@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: msc.wisc.edu

Help With Finances, Housing, Food, and More

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Basic Needs

Campus Resources:

Basic Needs Assistance:

Email: basic.needs@finaid.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-3060

Dean of Students Office:

Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5700

Finances

Campus Resources:

Office of Student Financial Aid:

Email: finaid@finaid.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3060

School of Human Ecology:

Email: lindsay.peters@wisc.edu

Dean of Students Office:

Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5700

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA)

About:

The Office of Student Financial Aid works to provide equitable access to financial resources for all students. OSFA can help with a wide variety of financial questions, from assisting with understanding funding sources, to helping you fill out your FAFSA! The goal is to help students comfortably fund their Wisconsin Experience!

Services:

Cost of Attendance Information

Complete Your FAFSA

Emergency Support

Net Price Calculator

Find a Student Job

Success Coaching

Success Services Workshop Library

Types of Aid at UW-Madison

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)

Basic Needs Resources

Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

Financial Aid Events

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 333 E Campus Mall, #9701

Phone: 608-262-3060

Email: finaid@finaid.wisc.edu

Website: financialaid.wisc.edu

*For specific questions about your account balance, contact the Bursar’s Office

The Transfer Student Transition

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Transfer Transition Program (TTP)

About:

The TTP is an extension of the Center for the First Year Experience and offers pre-transfer academic advising and social and educational programs at the Transfer Engagement Center. TTP is available to transfer students, including the Transfer Engagement Center, which hosts social and educational programs as well as a study space for transfer students.

Services:

Prospective Transfer Students

Academic Support

Tips for Transfer Students

Meet with a Transfer Student Coordinator

Resources for New Students

Transfer Credits

BadgerCETE

Transfer Events

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 155 Middleton Building

Phone: 608-890-4690

Email: transfer@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: transfer.wisc.edu

Getting Involved On Campus & Volunteering

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Student Life

  • Check out the list of all registered student organizations at UW-Madison here and find one to join!
  • The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center: Hosts a variety of discussion groups as well as peer mentor and volunteer programs, has a gathering space for students to study, print, use a computer, relax, or play board games! Keeps a number of safe sex tools in supply, which students can access for free
  • The International Student Services Office: Students can get involved in a peer mentorship program, the International Student Advisory Board, or join a variety of campus and community groups. ISS can also support with visa applications, completing taxes, understanding US elections, providing funding and scholarships, and connecting international students to employment.
  • Multicultural Student Center: Apply for funding through the MSC or reserve MSC’s space. MSC also runs a Social Justice Leadership Retreat as well as a Social Justice 101 Workshop Series, focusing on Self, Systems, and Skills. Click here to find private reflection and prayer spaces on campus. You can also find community at the Black Cultural Center, Latinx Cultural Center, or APIDA Cultural Center.
  • First Generation Student Success: Join this Registered Student Organization to connect with peers and faculty across campus, pursue mentorships, and participate in social events. All members work together to offer advice and share information to make navigating UW-Madison as a first gen college student a success!

Campus Resources:

Gender & Sexuality Campus Center:

Email: lgbt@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-3344

International Student Services:

Email: iss@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2044

Multicultural Student Center:

Email: msc@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4503

First Generation Student Success:

Email: firstgensuwmadison@gmail.com

Getting Involved

Campus Resources:

Center for Leadership & Involvement:

Email: cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0365

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Morgridge Center for Public Service:

Email: info@morgridge.edu

Phone: 608-263-2432

RecWell:

Email: hello@recwell.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3742

Associated Students of Madison

About:

Associated Students of Madison is a student advocacy and support group run by UW-Madison students. They provide funding for student organizations through the General Student Services Fund (including grants for Events, Travel, Operations, and Open Funds), run the Student Activity Center,  provide food resources for students through OpenSeat, provide bus passes, and advocate for students on campus. Student Council and Student Judiciary are housed within ASM.

Services:

Student Council

Student Judiciary

OpenSeat

Grants for Student Organizations

Student Activity Center

ASM Bus Pass

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Student Activity Center, Room 4301, 333 East Campus Mall

Phone: 608-265-4276

Email: info@asm.wisc.edu

Website: asm.wisc.edu

Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE)

About:

The Center for the First Year Experience helps incoming students transition to UW-Madison through orientation and welcome programming including SOAR. CFYE also provides First Year Seminars, Tutoring and learning support resources, and resources for faculty and staff who work with first year students. First year students can register for the Wisconsin Experience Seminar (1 credit, 15-week, 75 min/week). UW-Madison also offers First Year Interest Groups, which are clusters of (usually) three classes that explore a common theme and which a small group of incoming freshmen attend together as a cohort. CFYE can also connect students to tutoring and learning support. The Transfer Transition Program and Inclusion Education is housed within CFYE.

Services:

SOAR

Academic Support

First Year Seminar

Resources for New Students

First Year Interest Groups

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 155 Middleton Building

Phone: 608-263-0367

Email: newstudent@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: newstudent.wisc.edu

Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI)

About:

CfLI oversees student organizations and offers leadership programming. CfLI works to cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement. CfLI hosts a number of events throughout the year, including Student Organization Fairs and leadership certificate orientations and receptions each semester. They are also involved with the Buckys (recognizing contributions of student organizations), the All-Campus Leadership Conference, and the Wisconsin Singers On-Campus Show. Students can take part in the Leadership Certification course,  connect with student organizations, and support those in student organizations, especially towards leadership opportunities or experience.

Services:

Get Involved!

Information about the Leadership Certificate

Wisconsin Involvement Network

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Red Gym, 3rd Floor

Phone: 608-263-0365

Email: cfli@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: cfli.wisc.edu

Morgridge Center for Public Service

About:

The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, MCPS believes in building reciprocal relationships with our partners and strong citizens among the UW-Madison student population.

Services:

Badger Volunteers: semester-long program, pairs students with community orgs to volunteer 1-4 hours a week

Achievement Connections: Connects UW students to local high schoolers for academic tutoring

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships: awarded to undergrads solving a challenge being faced by a community partner

Community Based Learning Classes: for credit classes; include at least 25 hours of service to the community

Advising Appointments: Peer Advisors can help find meaningful service opportunities that match your interests

Student Organization Partnership Program: connects registered student orgs and community partner orgs

Search for Volunteer Opportunities

For Graduate Students

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Red Gym #154; 716 Langdon St

Phone: 608-263-2432

Email: info@morgridge.edu

Website: morgridge.wisc.edu

The College Transition, Peer Conflict, & Incident Reporting

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Homesickness

Campus Resources:

Dean of Students Office:

Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5700

Housing:

Email: info@housing.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2522

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Peer Conflict

  • If you live in the residence halls, your Housing Fellow can assist with any conflicts with your roommate(s)
  • If you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, check out Success Services’ Difficult Conversations workshop
  • To report complaints such as grades, curriculum, dropping classes, or classroom concerns, click here
  • If you need to report any of the following, fill out a report with the Dean of Student’s Office
    • Student of Concern
    • Sexual Assault
    • Bias or Hate Incident
    • Hazing
    • Dating or Domestic Violence
    • Missing Student
    • Stalking

Campus Resources:

Dean of Students Office:

Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5700

Housing:

Email: info@housing.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2522

Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards:

Email: conduct@studentlife.wisc.edu

Success Coaching:

Email: success@finaid.wisc.edu

Dean of Students Office

About:

Dean of Students Office is the main resource that helps connect students who are struggling or experiencing personal crisis with campus resources, as well as the place to report incidents like hate and bias, a student of concern, sexual assault, hazing, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or a missing student. Their focus areas are to inform, consult, and refer students to the right resources. Common questions they receive include general support, academics, concern about a student, consultation, enrollment or academic progress, faculty/staff training, class attendance, student life policies, working with instructors, and navigating the campus. They also keep records of bias & hate incidents as well as records of sexual assaults reported to them.

Services:

Report an Incident

Report an Academic Complaint

Crisis Loans

Request a Drop In Appointment

Support for DACA Recipients

24-hour UHS Crisis Services

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: 70 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive

Phone: 608-263-5700

Email: dean@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: doso.students.wisc.edu

Resources for International Students

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International Student Services

About:

ISS serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters, and by organizing events and activities to support students’ engagement and development with the campus community.

Services:

Students can get involved with programs including the International Student Advisory Board through ISS, take part in a peer mentorship program, catch up on virtual sessions, or join a variety of campus and community groups. ISS also works to support international students with visa applications, completing taxes, understanding US elections, providing funding and scholarships, and connecting international students to employment. F-1 OPT Training allows students to work off campus in a job directly related to their field of study for up to 12 months.

Get Involved with ISS

Information about Travel

Information for Dependents

Employment

Other Resources

Advising Appointments

Help with Taxes

Extension of Stay

Ways to Connect:

Campus Address: Red Gym #217, 716 Langdon St

Phone: 608-262-2044

Email: iss@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: iss.wisc.edu

Accessibility Resources

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McBurney Disability Resource Center

About:

McBurney has a wide variety of resources available for students with disabilities, as well as for campus outreach/trainings, and for student jobs (notetakers). They are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students by designing accessible environments and providing academic accommodations.

Services:

Transportation

Housing Accommodations

Personal Care Resources

Policies and Grievances

Campus Training

Mental Health Resources

Apply for Accommodations

Alternative Formats

Alternative Testing

Student Job- Notetaking

Temporary Conditions

Undiagnosed Students

Scholarships

Training for Students

Sign Language Interpreting and Captioning

Study and Learning Skills Program

How to Connect:

Campus Address: 702 West Johnson Street Suite 2104

Phone: 608-263-2741

Email: mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu

Website: mcburney.wisc.edu