First Year Students

New and First Year Students

Surrounded by incoming freshmen and transfer students, UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks during the Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 29, 2014. (Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

Surrounded by incoming first year students and transfer students, UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks during the Chancellor’s Convocation. (Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

Prospective undergraduate students should apply to the University of Wisconsin through the online application. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment provides detailed information on the following admissions processes. If you are a Junior or Senior in high school we encourage you to take advantage the opportunity to visit UW-Madison and take a tour with Visit Bucky. You can view requirements for the major under degree requirements on our website. If you have specific questions about the International Studies Major, the IS Major advisors are also happy to meet with you please schedule a meeting via e-mail in advance.

Campus Map – Is an interactive and searchable campus map.

Daily Events Calendar – Is an interactive list of all events happening at UW-Madison.

Explanations of Typical College Vocabulary – Coming to college means learning a different sent of vocabulary and terms. This resource is useful for students, particularly those whose parents or older siblings have not attended college. The terminology is not UW-Madison specific, but is helpful to describe college specific words.

For Parents – The Parent Program, a service provided by Visitor & Information Programs, helps you stay connected to campus and serves as your ongoing resource throughout your student’s college career

Visit Bucky – Learn about upcoming Information Sessions & Tours on campus

Sign up to our newsletter – Filled with IS-related events and opportunities on/around campus, a great way to stay informed if you’ve just joined us or are simply considering the major.

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