Welcome to the Resource Fair for New Graduate Students in Online Programs!
Use this page to explore campus and community organizations that support online graduate student success at UW–Madison. You can read about each of the services below, watch short videos that each organization prepared especially for online graduate students, and click on the organization’s name to visit its website and learn more.
If you have trouble viewing the videos on this page, you can access them in a playlist on Kaltura MediaSpace.
The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the entity on campus that determines eligibility for academic accommodations. We work with students who have a variety of disabilities such as mental health diagnoses, chronic health conditions, learning disabilities, AD/HD, autism spectrum disorder, and more.
We work with over 4,000 students annually, and we partner with students, instructors, staff, student organizations, and others throughout the campus and community. Whether you are a student or instructor, are new to campus or are already quite familiar, have a long history of accommodations or are just exploring disability-related accommodations for the first time, we invite you to learn more about the Center and to contact the McBurney Center with any questions you may have.
The goal of the Morgridge Center for Public Service is to connect the University of Wisconsin–Madison to service and learning opportunities at the local, national, and global level. Specifically, graduate students have the remarkable opportunity to partake in the Wisconsin Idea through these online options offered by the Morgridge Center.
• Achievement Connections-Virtual Tutoring: Achievement Connections is a partner of the Morgridge Center that offers all UW–Madison students the opportunity to tutor Madison area high school students in geometry and algebra. Virtual tutoring options are available.
• Association of Graduate Engaged Scholars (AGES) is a student-run organization through the Morgridge Center that aims to provide resources and support UW–Madison graduate students in all departments. Online resources, support, and networking events are run through AGES.
• Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to partner with community service sites.
• Community-Engagement Preparation Courses
• Community Partnerships and Outreach Network (CPO)
• Professional Development-Bagels and Research: The Morgridge Center offers online presentations once a month during the school year to facilitate discussion on Community-based Research conducted on campus. Past presenters include graduate students, faculty members, and community partners.
The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs. Our services and outreach enable campus families to earn degrees, to achieve career objectives, and to foster positive social and emotional development for their children.
We offer support to student parents enrolled at UW–Madison to help them complete their degrees:
• by providing financial grants to pay for the cost of high-quality early care and education for their children
• by recognizing their multiple roles as students, parents, and employees
• by giving them access to valuable resources on parenting
• informative webinars by top parenting consultants and childhood experts
• monthly electronic newsletters
• parent support mailing list to keep families informed of events, activities, and other relevant resources
When most people think of libraries, the first thing they think of is books. And it’s true, we do have more than 10 million books in 425 different languages! However, the Libraries also have thousands of databases, which contain millions of articles, streaming movies and music, as well as more than 1.3 million eBooks. In addition, the Libraries have more than 7 million materials in other physical and digitized formats. You can find nearly all of these resources through the Libraries website.
The UW–Madison Libraries support graduate students through every phase of the research process, including planning, organizing, finding and evaluating information, publishing and sharing your research, curating and preserving your research, and measuring your impact. Our services support your research, learning, and teaching, including one-on-one research assistance, interlibrary loan, citation management support, research data services, workshops, and library instruction. To learn more or take advantage of any of these resources, contact the Libraries by chat, email, text, phone, or make an appointment with a subject specialist librarian. We’ll look forward to talking with you!
At the Writing Center, we work with graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting to revising. Our online services for graduate students include one-to-one meetings, writing groups, writing workshops, and an extensive online Writer's Handbook.
During a one-to-one appointment, we will talk with you about your goals, review your writing with you, and discuss the next steps you might take. We have two options for online appointments: (1) Virtual Meetings that connect you with Writing Center instructors through real-time, face-to-face appointments in WCOnline, our online appointment system, and (2) Written Feedback appointments that allow you to upload your draft and receive written comments and suggestions from a Writing Center instructor.
We also offer weekly writing groups, which are a fantastic way to get some support and accountability when you’re working on longer projects. By reserving this time for writing in your schedule each week, you’ll have the chance to share your project and writing goals with others and to be part of a community of other writers who are also experiencing the challenges and successes of writing. We offer both registered writing groups as well as drop-in groups.
In addition, if you want to learn about writing in different genres, we offer free, non-credit workshops for graduate and professional students. Our Writer's Handbook, which provides guidance on writing in various genres along with writing samples, is another way you can optimize the Writing Center's resources. For more information about our services, check out our website: https://writing.wisc.edu. We look forward to working with you!