Friday, October 21, 2016

Honors 182

First Year Students: If you have not already done so, please register for Honors 182 and complete the pre-Honors 182 worksheet! See details below

Registration is now open for Honors 182, our second mandatory group advising session of the fall semester.

Register here.

Honors 182 sessions will be held the week of October 24-28 in room 250 of Van Hise Hall. Honors 182 is a mandatory small group advising session run in a computer lab where we will be discussing spring enrollment procedures, enrollment tools, and how to run and interpret a DARS report. The first 45 minutes will be presentation-based and the final 30 minutes will be individual work time with individual advising support. It will be alright to leave after 45 minutes if you have a conflict or do not wish to explore course offerings with the support of advisors.

Please complete the following worksheet, print it, and bring it with you to your Honors 182 session.

If you need to change your session after initial registration, you can visit this website and login with your NetID credentials then select Catalog, My Registration and Learning Transcript, Registrations. Please cancel your initial registration and register to attend one that fits with your schedule.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or by phoning our office at (608)262-2984.
We look forward to seeing you in at the end of the month!

Wisconsin Idea Fellowship Grants

Aim for A's – Use your Academic Resources

We hope that the first several weeks of classes have gone well, that you are each keeping up with your studies, meeting new friends and enjoying everything that the campus and city of Madison have to offer.
As we mentioned at SOAR, academic expectations between high school and college are drastically different. If you are having difficulty in any of your courses, don’t hesitate to seek support!
  • Talk with your instructor(s) in office hours
  • Talk with an Honors advisor about the challenges
  • Utilize one of many academic support services on our campus
  • Consider enrolling in an Academic Enhancement Seminar
  • The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) promotes access to resources, academic achievement and personal growth for students whose parents have not received a four-year degree, students who meet specific federal family income guidelines, and students with documented disabilities. They welcome applications from qualified, continuing students
This is also the time of year when some students feel homesick. If you are feeling down for any reason, please consider stopping into University Health Services’ Let’s Talk for support.

Best wishes for a happy and productive week!

L&S Honors Program Advising Team

Center for the First-Year Experience Internships

The Center for the First-Year Experience is currently hiring a diverse team of intern-level student leaders for the upcoming year! We are looking for undergraduate students who have a desire to represent the university and support the transition of all new students to UW-Madison. These leaders will have the opportunity to work with various programs, including SOAR, Wisconsin Welcome, the Wisconsin Experience Seminar, the communications team, and the Transfer Transition Program. We will also be posting our entry-level positions (including Orientation Assistants, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, Transfer Ambassadors, and New Student Leaders) within the next few weeks.

Most intern applications are due online by noon on Friday, October 28, and the positions include:
  • SOAR Operations Interns (includes former SOAR Advising Intern position)
  • SOAR Programming Interns
  • Academic Engagement Intern
  • Transfer Initiatives Intern
  • Social Media Intern 
Students can learn more about these opportunities and apply here.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Master of Public Affairs Information Session

Free Menigococcal Disease B Vaccinations for Students

Important Information:
  • Two UW-Madison students are recovering from meningococcal disease
  • Meningitis is rare, often comes on suddenly, and can progress rapidly
  • Most students are protected against serogroups ACYW, but few are vaccinated against serogroup B
Next Steps:
  • UHS recommends that all undergraduate students get vaccinated against menigococcal disease serogroup B
  • The vaccine will be available at no cost to students
  • The vaccine is a series of two doese that protects against meningococcal B
  • So not share drinking cups or eating utensils
Students can receive their free vaccination at the SERF on:
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 | 11 am - 7 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 21 | 10 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 11 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 | 10 am - 5 pm
All information was obtained from UHS. Please visit their website for more information.