Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Join GOAL (Getting Off-campus Adolescents to be Leaders)

Join a leadership project! GOAL was started by an Honors student and works to help Madison middle-schoolers achieve their goals. 

Here is what the leaders of GOAL had to say: 
Do you enjoy working with kids? So do we! GOAL stands for Getting Off-campus Adolescents to be Leaders. Our mission is to teach middle school student the public speaking skills they need to become great leaders and professionals. We currently volunteer once a week at St. James School, not far from the UW campus. We also plan field trips with the middle school students to give them opportunities to explore the campus with a group of college students. Lastly, we host awesome socials that allow people in GOAL to get to know each other better and build new and lasting friendships. If you're looking for a student organization at UW-Madison that will allow you to work closely with middle school students, find a new group of amazing people, and improve your leadership skills outside of the academic setting, you should check out GOAL. 

Please contact Clara Cole at for more information.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Honors 181

Honors 181 is a mandatory group advising session for incoming first-year L&S Honors Program students. It lasts 60 minutes and is scheduled during the first week of instruction in September. It’s not an actual class that you have to attend all semester—it’s just a single meeting.

When: Wednesday, September 7; Thursday, September 8; Friday, September 9
Where: Washburn Observatory Library

Signing up for Honors 181 for the first time?
  • Follow this link to the Honors 181 Registration site
  • Select “Letters & Science Honors 181”
  • Identify a session that does not conflict with your fall course schedule
  • Click on the red link, Net ID option, UW-Madison and then enter your login credentials
  • Click Confirm Registration
  • Write down the time, date and location (Washburn Observatory Library) of your session somewhere where you look. You will also get an automatic reminder several days before your session 

Need to change your Honors 181 date/time?
  • Follow this link to the OHRD homepage
  • Login using your NetID and password
  • At the top of the page, select Catalog, My Registration and Learning Transcript, Registrations
  • Cancel the registration for the Honors 181 session that you can no longer attend
  • Follow the directions above to register for a new Honors 181 session 

I am unable to attend any of the sessions. What should I do?

We understand that the first week of college is very busy. It’s important that you receive the information that is provided in this session. If you absolutely cannot attend, call the Honors Program Office to ask about other opportunities to receive the content.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Public Service Fair

The Morgridge Center for Public Service hosts Public Service Fairs twice a year. The events provide students the opportunity to connect with local, state and national nonprofit agencies. Students can chat with people from these organizations to find volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships that match their interests, major, and career goals. Click here to see the organizations who have been at past Fairs.

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Union South

LSAT Prep Course Fall 2016

Study Abroad Fair 2016

Interested in learning in another country? What to chat with students who have returned from studying abroad, or staff who led programs abroad? Attend the Study Abroad Fair!

The fair will showcase over 90 exhibits highlighting 200+ programs, including faculty- led programs, international internships, exchanges, research opportunities, and more. In addition to IAP programs, the fair will feature programs through CALS, the College of Engineering, and the School of Business.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Varsity Hall, Union South

Student Organization Fair 2016

The Student Organization Fair is an interactive fair for students to find out information about and make connects with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that align with their interests.

Becoming a member of an RSO will also help you build lifelong friendships and enhance your academic experience. The fair is at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and is located in the Kohl Center.

All students can attend the fair –just remember to bring your Student ID!

When: Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kohl Center

Majors Fair 2016

The Majors Fair is an annual event held in October. At the Majors Fair more than 100 departments, majors, certificate programs, and student service units from across campus will come together to offer students the opportunity to learn more about the academic programs offered on campus. Faculty, staff, and upper level students are invited to represent their department and have the chance to connect with students about their specific program.

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Union South