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Help is available for students with disabilities

Returning to college as an adult can be challenging, particularly if you have a disability. Student services staff offer a few tips for finding resources and accommodations to support your academic journey.

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Adult students celebrate their accomplishments at in-person event

On April 26, friends and families of adult students at UW–Madison gathered at the Adult Career and Special Student Services award ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments, perseverance and hard work of these extraordinary learners.

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Head shots of all Odyssey Class of 2022 students at UW–Madison

UW Odyssey Project graduates and supporters celebrate at in-person ceremony

The UW Odyssey Project offers a free, two-semester humanities course for adult students facing economic barriers to college.

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Returning adult students receive awards for courage and accomplishments

Meet the three recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award, recognizing the perseverance and leadership of returning adult students.

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Annie Lewis, UW–Madison returning adult student

Taking a break from school can prove beneficial

There are many good reasons students choose to take time away from college. UW–Madison student Annie Lewis shares her story.

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Former professor, “Odyssey dad” Robert Auerbach receives philanthropy award

The Odyssey Project celebrated Bob Auerbach, father of Odyssey Co-Director Emily Auerbach, receiving the 2021 Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Madison Chapter for his support of Odyssey and other charities.

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Professor Armando Ibarra receives local award for work with Latinx community

Read about Armando Ibarra, professor at the UW–Madison School for Workers, who received the Hispanic Achievement of the Year award from La Movida.

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Returning adult students celebrated at drive-through event

Twenty students and their families met near Picnic Point in Madison to be congratulated at the Outstanding Adult Student Scholarships and Awards event.

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Badger Ready grad prepares to take on the state capitol

Jason Glomp plans to use his degree in political science and certificate in public policy to support workers, labor unions and nonprofits.

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Odyssey Project graduates, supporters celebrate determination in a challenging year

Students, staff and community came together to recognize the 18th graduating class of UW–Madison’s award-winning program.

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UW–Madison’s Kelly named to College of Fellows of the American Theatre

Congratulations to Professor Baron Kelly, joining the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Theatre in the honorary society’s next incoming class.

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Returning adult students receive awards for perseverance, community contributions

Each spring, UW–Madison Adult Career and Special Student Services recognizes the determination and leadership of returning adult undergraduate students with scholarships and awards, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.

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