Graduate Student Orientation

Math Reviews

AAE Math Review – For students enrolling in AAE 635 and 636
Thursday – Friday,  August 22-23
Monday – Tuesday, August 26-27
10 – Noon each day  Room: Nancy Nicholas #1125

Economics Math Review – For students enrolling in Econ 703, Math Economics
8/16 through 8/30 
Lectures Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm in Social Sciences
Discussion sections (attend only one/day) at 9:55 am and 11:00 am in Social Sciences
Class then continues on a weekly basis through November.

Health Insurance and Other Benefits for Graduate Assistants

 You should attend ONE seminar Graduate Assistant Seminar offered by The Office of Human Resources.

More information on benefits:

More information on health plans:

For International Students

All new international students must attend one session of the Orientation for International Students offered by International Student Services. Various locations.   Bring originals and photocopies of I-20, passport, I-94 card.

Please note that all graduate international students will need to check-in with ISS, in addition to the orientation. Check-in with ISS will be offered Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 30 from 10am – 4pm in Memorial Library (second floor). Check-in is not open Saturday or Sunday.

The students will need to have the following original documents in their possession (no copies) to complete the mandatory check-in process:

  • Passports
  • I20 or DS 2019

Tax Information for International Students


Wednesday August 28
11am – 4pm
UW-Madison New Graduate Student Welcome (optional) Union South, 2nd Floor
Friday August 30
Deadline to submit Graduate Assistant Health Insurance form Taylor Hall, Room 403
Thursday August 29
AAE Department Orientation Taylor Hall, Room 103
Monday September 2
All day
Labor Day. University closed.
Wednesday September 5 Classes begin.
Friday September 6 Welcome Picnic for AAE students, faculty and staff. Hosted by the Taylor-Hibbard Club. Vilas Park