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Advising in GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies

Undergraduate Advising in Gender and Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies supports students as they plan courses in the context of their broader goals. In conversations with students, the undergraduate advisor, Susan Nelson, shares information about courses and degree requirements, campus and community involvement, Honors in the Major, research in Gender and Women’s Studies, or in other departments where students can pursue gender-related topics, planning for summer or semester-long study abroad, internship and job applications, and planning for graduation.

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Schedule an Advising Appointment

Academic advising provides GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies students with a supportive environment that can help make this big place feel a little bit smaller. The undergraduate advisor, Susan Nelson, connects students with opportunities on and off campus that expand their learning. Many students get a little nervous as graduation approaches, and the department is enthusiastic about helping students plan for meaningful job opportunities and/or apply to graduate or professional programs where they can apply the skills, knowledge, and awareness they develop in their Gender & Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies courses.

UW-Madison students can use a new tool, Starfish, to schedule advising appointments. Search for and add the Starfish App to your MyUW page. Please send a quick email to Susan Nelson at if you have trouble figuring out how to use Starfish.

Come by drop-ins in Sterling 3314

Drop-in advising is the appropriate place for quick-ish questions. Stay tuned for fall semester drop-in days and times in late summer.