Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising in Gender and Women’s Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies supports course 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, 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.

Sometimes students get nervous (and excited) as graduation approaches The department of Gender and Women’s Studies 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 susan.nelson@wisc.edu 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. Come by 3314 Sterling Hall on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 pm. You can also sign up for a 15 minute drop-in time using Starfish if that sounds more convenient.