Our staff and faculty provide leadership, administrative oversight, program development and marketing support for UW–Madison’s Continuing Studies programs. In addition, we teach and direct hundreds of programs and courses that address the professional development and personal enrichment needs of in-person and online learners. Our division also advises and admits people enrolled in certain credit or capstone programs, as well as adults pursuing undergraduate degrees.
Our mission and values
The mission of Continuing Studies is to advocate for and to engage lifelong learners through high-quality and innovative programs and services.
Lifelong learning is more important than ever and Continuing Studies is here to help. Our commitment to the thousands of learners we serve — from precollege to post-career — is to create educational value that successfully equips you for aspects of your life journey. While individual and collective motivations and aspirations are wide-ranging — for example, upskilling for work, preparing for an academic endeavor, pursuing a personal interest, leading an organization, functioning better as a team or enhancing an entire community — we can provide the specific tools and opportunities for transformative growth. In sum, our focus is on your lifelong learning needs.