Visit and Apply

Visit and Apply

Come Visit Us!

The best way to learn about the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
is to visit our beautiful campus. We can’t wait to meet you and share
all the reasons we love CALS!

CALS Information Sessions

Informations sessions are a great opportunity for prospective and transfer students to visit campus and learn more about CALS majors, opportunities, and resources.

Sessions include a 45-minute presentation and a 30-minute CALS Tour. Summer sessions only include the 45-minute presentation.

Admitted Students Events

This full-day experience includes a CALS Majors Fair, CALS Student Org & Resource Fair, lunch in the dining halls, CALS campus tour, presentation about CALS resources and the opportunity to connect with CALS Ambassadors. 

Register through the Visit Bucky website with your NetID.

Personal Tours with CALS Ambassadors

CALS Ambassadors are CALS students who assist prospective, admitted and current students with their CALS experience. Email to request a tour with a date and time, number of people, interested major(s) and any specific campus sites you’d like to see. Requests must be sent at least one week in advance.

Ready to Apply?

Take the next steps in your education journey.
Applications to CALS are handled through a central campus office.
Whether you are a first year, second year, or beyond.

Already admitted?
Connect with us this summer


QuickStart is a CALS program for incoming first-year students. Get a start on your UW-Madison coursework, move to campus a week early, and make connections with CALS students, faculty, and staff. Scholarships available.

Student Orientation

Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is the first step in your transition to UW-Madison. Enroll in your first-semester courses and learn about the array of academic and social opportunities available.

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