New Graduate Student Welcome
Welcome Fall and Summer 2011 New Graduate Students! Below are links to information to help your transition to Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison including information on enrollment, health insurance, campus, housing, etc. If you have any questions or would prefer to have a hard copy sent to you please contact Sara Rodock (608-262-9926), the Student Services Coordinator. To help with planning please notify Sara with the date that you plan to arrive in Madison.
Many of the links below are pdf files. If you do not have Adobe Reader, please go to their website to download a free version.
- Enrollment – How, When and What (PDF)
- Departmental Contacts, Building Facilities and Building Access (PDF)
- Update your contact information
- Departmental Orientation, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:00 am in Room A228 Russell Labs (attendance is strongly encouraged, if you cannot attend you must notify Sara by August 15.) Both a continental breakfast during the orientation and lunch with faculty members and student representatives will be provided.
General UW-Madison and Graduate School Information
- Welcome to UW-Madison (PDF)
- UW-Madison home page
- Graduate School's home page
- Graduate School's Welcome Events, please visit the Graduate School's Welcome website for more information regarding their welcome events.
Madison and Wisconsin Information
Funding and Benefits Information
At orientation Sheila Timme will provide benefits information (including health insurance). Sheila will also hold a group benefits sign-up session on Thursday, August 25 at 9:30 am in Room A120 Russell Labs so that all assistants and fellows can work with Sheila and other HR staff to get signed up correctly and in time (to have your insurance active September 1 you will need to sign up by August 31).
Assistants and fellows who are starting this summer or who cannot attend the group benefits signup will need to contact Sheila Timme before they arrive to set up an individual time to get set up for their benefits.
If you have any questions regarding your funding or health insurance, please contact Sheila ASAP (237 Russell Labs, 608-263-4520).
University employees enjoy many fringe benefits. We encourage you to attend a Benefits Seminar within 30 days of starting your position to ensure that you're taking full advantage of them.
International Student Information
International students will need to attend one of the mandatory international student orientations. International students without a social security number (SSN) who have an assistantship will need to apply for an SSN. The International Student Services office has information about the mandatory orientations and SSN on their website.
Last updated April 25, 2011