A New Location for #UWSOAR!

Text is courtesy of the UW-Madison Library News and Events website. Thousands of new students make their way to the University of Wisconsin–Madison each summer, preparing for their first semester on campus. What better way to introduce them to the wealth of campus resources than to welcome them to one of the very buildings they will…

“Involvement is Inevitable”

Academics should be your top priority when you arrive at UW-Madison. However, they should not be the only priority. “Being involved is a natural byproduct of being a student on campus. It’s hard to just do academics and do nothing else,” says Mark Kueppers, associate director at UW-Madison’s Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI). Involvement on the…

Get on the List: Exclusive Opportunities for First-Year Students

Entering UW-Madison as a first-year student can make you feel limited in your opportunities. It seems that every class has a prerequisite and every job and internship asks for prior experience. However, being a first-year student also allows you some exclusive perks. Take, for example, the many courses provided specifically for first-year students by the university. These courses not…

Taking Care of Business: Why Work an On-Campus Job?

During your transition to UW-Madison, finding a campus job may be the last thing on your mind. You have to balance academics and your social life. How can there possibly be time for anything else? Well, you may be surprised to know that, according to an article by US News, students who work 10 to 15 hours per…

Tell YOUR Story with #YouAtUW

For months, you’ve been reading the stories of our  #YouAtUW team. Now, we want YOU to help us expand the conversation and highlight the stories of even more Badgers going though their first-year experience! Tell us what the transition has been like for #YouAtUW, and you may be showcased as a guest-contributor on our site. You can tell any story: from how you’ve…

Madison: “Moving Forward”

First thing is first, I cannot explain how thrilled I am that this semester is almost over. This is mainly due to the fact that I decided on my major; anthropology. I will be taking the course provided by the Multicultural Learning Community, along with math (unfortunately), and biological anthropology, which I’m super excited about!…

Eva: “Welcome to Our New Lives”

I cannot believe that we have been in college for the past two months. When I first started college, I did not know what to expect. The experience is hard to describe. You will get waves of excitement for game day, and then you’ll see a dog that reminds you of your’s back home and…

Bárbara: “On, Wisconsin- Forever!”

Hello, Badgers! I hope you are all doing great on the last part of your first semester. It is surprising how fast time passed and that we are already facing our first round of college final exams. Writing this last post made me go back to the past when I wrote my first post to…

Ryan: “Skateboarder Phil”

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Callie: “Set Goals, and Embrace Change”

I remember one of the most exciting things to look forward to in third grade was writing a letter to my future self and burying it in the school’s courtyard, where many other 3rd graders had done so before us. There my letter would stay until fifth grade graduation, where we would dig up the…

Does This Costume Make Me Look Racist?

by Ashley R., Multicultural Student Center (MSC) Growing up, I loved everything about Halloween. Not only did I get to collect bags full of free candy from my neighbors, I got to dress up and pretend to be someone else for a night. Throughout my adolescence I embodied a princess, a witch, a power ranger and…