Information for Admitted Graduate Students

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Responding to the Offer (accept or decline)

Admissions Response Form

Arriving in Madison 

2017 New Student Checklist 

Orientation Schedule Fall 2017 (Aug 21-25, 2017)

TA Training Fall 2017 (Gen Chem: Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2017)

Life in Madison 

Graduate Student Life 2017-2018

Madison Neighborhoods

Campus Area Housing 

Student Parking 

    Pre-Employment Information 

    2017 New Employee Benefits Summary

    Payroll and Tax Information 

    Information for International Students 

    SPEAK Test for International Students

    ISS Training for International Students

    Getting Started with Research and Coursework

    Choosing a Research Group: Rotation Information

    Required Courses by Path

    Criteria for Satisfactory Progress toward a Ph.D.

    Conferment for Courses from Another Institution (transfer credits)


    Please contact Dr. Arrietta Clauss, director of graduate student services, at if you have general questions and Char Horsfall, payroll specialst, at if you have questions about benefits or payroll.