CALS Advising Services

CALS Advising Services is a unit in the Office of Academic Affairs that includes two CALS college advisors who help students who are interested in learning more about CALS majors, know CALS is the right college but are still choosing a major, or who are exploring new major options in areas related to CALS. CALS college advisors help students learn more about possible areas of study and create schedules with courses that allow students to explore these areas while staying on track for degree requirements and a timely graduation. Students can start working with college advisors at SOAR CALS college advisors may also support students going through a challenging time or who just are not sure where to go next for support.

Students can begin working with CALS college advisors as soon as they attend SOAR, where they can declare themselves as undecided, or at any point during their college career when they are feeling uncertain about their major.

Current UW-Madison Students

Are you a current UW-Madison student and you know what CALS major you want to declare? Schedule a meeting with the advisor for that major by looking for the advisor on the major’s Guide page and scheduling a meeting using the advisor’s Starfish calendar or by e-mailing them directly.

Are you a current UW-Madison student who is interested in CALS but unsure which major to choose? Or you are interested in multiple majors in CALS? Schedule an appointment with one of our CALS college advisors using the Starfish app.

Prospective Students

Are you a prospective student who is considering applying to CALS and would like to learn more about our majors and advisors? Visit our page for prospective students to learn about our information sessions.

Do you have other questions about CALS advising or advising in general? Check out this page for more information.

Meet the CALS College Advisors

LauraLee Berrey Norton
LauraLee advises students last names that start with A-L
Tera Holtz
Tera advises students with last names that start with letters M-Z

Are you a current UW-Madison student and you know what CALS major you want to declare? Schedule a meeting with the advisor for that major by looking for the advisor on the major’s Guide page and scheduling a meeting using the advisor’s Starfish calendar or by e-mailing them directly.

Drop-in Advising with CALS Advising Services

CALS Advising Services will have an advisor available the following days and times to meet with any interested current UW-Madison student (not exclusive to CALS students). These drop-in hours are a great opportunity to get support exploring majors or to answer quick advising questions. Students who have questions that are specific to their major(s) or certificate(s) should set-up meetings with the advisor for those programs.

CALS Advising Drop-ins in the BioCommons (lower level of Steenbock Library, room 108)

Every Wednesday starting 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Office of Academic Affairs

116 Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm

For current & prospective student general inquiries:
Phone: 608.262.3003
Email: academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu