Undergraduate Advising

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

Sometimes students get nervous (and excited) 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 develop in their Gender & Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies courses.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Susan Nelson is the undergraduate advisor for GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies. Her goal is to provide students with a supportive environment that can help make this big place feel a little bit more manageable.

UW-Madison students can use 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 susan.nelson@wisc.edu if you have trouble scheduling an appointment.

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in advising is the appropriate place for quick-ish questions about courses and how to declare a program.

Please come by Sterling 3314 on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm.