Information for Admitted Graduate Students

A faculty member talks to a graduate student who is presenting a poster at a graduate poster session

Accepting the Offer

Admissions Response Form

Arriving in Madison 

New Student Checklist 

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

TA Training Fall 2016 (Gen Chem: Aug 28 - Sept 1, 2017)

Life in Madison 

Graduate Student Life 2017-2018

  • Information on housing, dining, finances, and more!

Madison Neighborhoods

Housing and Temporary Lodging Options

Student Parking 

Useful Websites 

  • For help with the UW-Madison area and your housing search 

Pre-Employment Information 

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.