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New grad students mingle at the New Graduate Student Welcome - John Maniaci Photography

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Wisconsin–Madison! The Graduate School offers support and resources to help you transition to life as a graduate student.

Welcome Messages

Starting in May, newly admitted graduate students receive a series of emails from the Graduate School.  In case you missed it, you can read the May 2017 message here and read the June 2017 message here.

Attend New Graduate Student Welcome

We invite all new UW–Madison graduate students to attend the New Graduate Student Welcome (and in the fall, other Welcome Week events) sponsored by the Graduate School.

Go through the important checklist

Go through the checklist for tasks that applies to all new graduate students, international students, graduate students with funding, and graduate students with children.

Find a place to live

The University Apartments community serves UW–Madison graduate students, students with families, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff, and faculty.

Explore your new community

Find the vibrant student life in Madison!

Find funding

The Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources is the place to start when looking for graduate assistantships or fellowship funding for your graduate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid can also help.

Utilize Professional Development

It's never too early to start planning your path to success! Check out the Office of Professional Development's online resources and mark your calendars for workshops.

Watch for GradConnections Weekly

This weekly e-newsletter is a valuable source for information related to fellowships/funding, professional development workshops and events, academic deadlines and other timely information of interest to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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