UW-Madison UW-Madison

Resources for REDA Students

Before You Arrive:

Welcome from the Graduate School

Guide to Graduate Student Life

Graduate School Checklist for New Students
Graduate School Academic Guidelines

Activate email Activate your NetID for email and the UW web portal, My UW.  You can do this after you have enrolled for at least one class.

When You Arrive:

Stop by Taylor Hall

Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Insurance for students not holding assistantships or fellowships
Review the REDA Student Handbook
Photo ID You can obtain this as soon as you register for any class; memorize your student numer, you will need it often during your time here
Bus pass Available the last week of August
Bank account (many students use the UW Credit Union; campus branch located on State Street)


Life in Madison:

Off-campus housing:

Campus Area Housing  (a UW service)



Campus housing
City of Madison
Madison Metro Bus

Community Car (affordable car sharing service)

City of Madison


Lakeshore Nature Preserve (prize-winning interactive map of the university's finest natural areas - a must-see!)

Academic calendar (first and last class days, exam periods, etc.)
City event calendar
Campus event calendar
Student Job Center

International Students:

International Student Services
Madison Friends of International Students

Last updated on Wed, September 7, 2016 8:57 PM