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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 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.

Advising Appointments

Susan Nelson is the undergraduate advisor for GWS and LGBTQ+ Studies. For the rest of the spring 2020 semester, students can access advising through Microsoft Teams. You will still schedule an appointment in Starfish. The afternoon prior to your appointment, you will receive an invitation to meet in Teams.

If you have trouble scheduling, have questions about Teams, or want to set up an alternate way to discuss your plans, send a quick message to Susan Nelson at susan.nelson@wisc.edu.

Chat Advising

Chat (virtual drop-in) advising is the place for quick questions. Please send Susan a chat message in Teams during the regular drop-in advising hours – 2 to 4 pm on Wednesdays.

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