Your first-month resource guide

September 12, 2017 By Petar Djordjevic

September is a busy month for everyone – students are returning to campus, classes are starting, and events are going on all over campus. It may be a bit hectic navigating it all, but it becomes easier once you learn where to find the services you need.

Here are some helpful resources to get you through your first weeks of school:

  • Bursar’s Office (333 East Campus Mall): This office handles tuition payments, student loans, and student accounts. If you have scholarship checks to deposit or questions about paying tuition or eRefunds, this is the place to go. http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/bursar/bursar.html
  • Center for the First Year Experience (CFYE) (155 William S. Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.): CFYE is in charge of planning the Wisconsin Welcome, a series of events welcoming new students to campus. It is also a great resource for students and parents alike, with answers to common first year questions and tips for starting off strong. https://newstudent.wisc.edu
  • Information Technology (DoIT) (Various locations on campus including 333 East Campus Mall): Can’t connect to campus wifi? Don’t know what software program you need for class? DoIT is the place to go with any technology questions you may have. The website has tutorials and downloads available, and the stores are where to go for hardware issues or to purchase tech items you may need. https://it.wisc.edu
  • Office of the Registrar (333 East Campus Mall): The Registrar’s Office maintains enrollment, curricular, and student records services for the entire campus. The staff can answer questions about academic eligibility, course enrollment, student records updates, and degree verification. https://registrar.wisc.edu/index.htm
  • University Housing (Lower Level of Slichter Hall, 625 Babcock Drive): Most likely the first office you interacted with on campus, University Housing maintains not only the residence halls, but also the dining halls as well. The staff can help with questions on making housing payments, switching rooms, accessibility issues, or other questions about living on campus. The website also contains all of the dining hall hours and menus, too. The human resources office for University Housing employment is located here as well. https://www.housing.wisc.edu/index.htm
  • UW Mobility (Wisconsin App): The best thing since Facebook (maybe), the Wisconsin app is your key to campus. With features such as an events calendar, a campus map, a bus schedule, and access to Learn@UW with D2L and Moodle, the app will help you conquer campus in no time. https://mobile.wisc.edu
  • Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN): Always wanted to join a club dedicated to the love of cheese? You can probably find it on WIN, along with hundreds of other student organizations on campus. You can use the website to track your own involvement and find events to attend on campus as well. https://win.wisc.edu/

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