We are excited to welcome you to UW-Madison! As a VISP student, you will be invited to participate in both a mandatory in-person orientation, as well as pre-arrival online orientation.
Mandatory in-person Orientation
Summer 2014 Orientation Information
Because of variety of summer program start dates available on our campus, we do not have one formalized in-person orientation for VISP students. Instead, you can check in with your program coordinator when you arrive to make sure your questions are answered. In addition, if you are coming from abroad and we issued your visa documents, you will be required to attend a summer visa check-in offered by International Student Services.
Fall 2014 Orientation Information
Exchange and Visiting Student Orientation
Thursday, August 28th from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Gordon Dining and Event Center
770 West Dayton Street
See the UW-Madison Campus Map
Our online orientation modules offer you the chance to learn more about your upcoming time in Madison from the comfort of your own home. We recommend you visit each page to gain a broader understanding of your upcoming adventures.
Enrollment - We provide you with the step-by-step instructions for enrolling in your classes. Please watch the videos and multimedia presentations that guide you through the process. You may also download and print our handy reference PDFs to use as you enroll so you don't forget any crucial steps to complete the process.
|Getting Around - The UW-Madison campus abounds with lots of activities and scenery. But with over 900 acres of enjoyment, it is also important to know how to get from one end to the other and what transportation options are available.|
|Academic Integrity - Another important part of being in a classroom setting is understanding the high academic standards at UW-Madison. This resource page covers how to ensure you meet these high standards when working on assignments and taking exams. Learn how to understand and avoid academic misconduct.|
|Campus Life - Find out what makes your experience at UW-Madison a true Wisconsin experience. Watch the video where our mascot Bucky Badger learns all the fun places to go and great things to do on campus plus finds out about student jobs, volunteering and being part of every day campus life.|
|Health Services - UW-Madison has a student health center located on campus. Learn about the services provided to students at no or low cost and find out more about health insurance requirements for VISP students.|