Graduate Student Orientation

Math Reviews

AAE Math Review – For students enrolling in AAE 635, 636 and 637
Thursday – Friday,  August 23-24
Monday – Tuesday, August 27-28
10 – Noon   Room B30 Taylor Hall

Economics Math Review – For students enrolling in Econ 703, Math Economics
8/16 through 8/30 
Lectures Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in Social Sciences
Discussion sections (attend only one/day) at 9:55 am and 11:00 am in Social Sciences
No class August 31 or September 1. 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 20 through Friday, August 31 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 29
11am – 4pm
UW-Madison New Graduate Student Welcome (optional) Union South, 2nd Floor
Wednesday August 29
By appointment
Optional meeting with your advisor. Taylor Hall, Advisor’s office
Wednesday August 30
Deadline to submit Graduate Assistant Health Insurance form Taylor Hall, Room 403
Thursday August 30
AAE Department Orientation Taylor Hall, Room 103
Monday September 3
All day
Labor Day. University closed.
Wednesday September 5 Classes begin.
Friday September 14 Welcome Picnic for AAE students, faculty and staff. Hosted by the Taylor-Hibbard Club. TBD