CALS Undeclared & Exploring Students Advising Support

The college advisors who support CALS students who have not yet declared a major are exploring their academic interests work primarily with students in their first and second years and help transition them into an academic major within the college.

We value the different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives our students bring to the college and hope to engage all aspects of an individual in the academic exploration process. Our goal is to promote academic success through advising, degree planning, study strategies, career exploration and more. We also work closely with and CALS students experiencing academic and personal challenges.

One-on-one advising appointments are a great way to connect with an academic advising manager. We encourage students who are undecided, exploring or unsure of their path at UW-Madison to meet with us. We can talk about course planning, CALS majors, resources, opportunities and maximizing your academic success. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your courses or worried about your grades, we encourage any CALS student to reach out to us:

Outreach to prospective students and their families is an important role in our unit. We encourage any student interested in CALS to participate in any of the visit experiences we offer. For detailed information, visit the CALS Student Life pages.

We encourage all students to visit our Diversity & Community page to explore our personalized list of support resources and learn about our efforts to create a positive campus environment for minority students. This page also includes information about how students can report or address hate and bias incidents at UW-Madison.