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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising in Gender and Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies supports students’ course planning in the context of their academic and professional goals. During a meeting, the undergraduate advisor will share information about courses and degree requirements, campus and community involvement, Honors in the Major and other opportunities for research, summer or semester-long study abroad, internship and job applications, and planning for graduation.

As graduation approaches, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies helps students plan for meaningful job opportunities and/or apply to graduate or professional programs where they can apply the skills, knowledge, and awareness they have developed in their Gender & Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies courses.

Scheduling Advising

Susan Nelson is the undergraduate advisor in GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies. Students can access advising through Microsoft Teams. Schedule an appointment in Starfish, and just before your appointment, you’ll receive an invitation to meet in Teams. If you have scheduling questions, contact Susan Nelson at susan.nelson@wisc.edu.

Learning Communities

Open House Learning Community

GWS is the academic departmental home for the Open House Learning Community, a vibrant and inclusive space in University Housing that is dedicated to examining gender and sexuality.

Students in Open House Residential Learning Community 2019