UW-Madison is committed to the continuity of undergraduate advising and career services in the event of an emergency disruption resulting in the need to shift operations to better serve students. Recommended resources below provide a range of tools and guidance for undergraduate advisors and career services professionals.
The Advising and Career Services COVID-19 Unit Operations Document is meant to serve as an internal, centralized resource for staff to reference the current services and advising availability of units across campus. Click below to add/edit your unit’s information and view the availability and services of other units.Unit Operations Document
General Guidance (updated 4/1/20)
It is expected that advisors, advising units, and career services use remote options for appointments/access during the period in which instruction at UW-Madison will be remote. We do not want to unnecessarily expose staff to illness; therefore, virtual services will be our most viable option.
Appointments should be scheduled using normal methods: Starfish, phone, or in some cases email.
See the full list of general guidance updates including disruptive grading option FAQs, recording policy, and deadline to drop classes.
While UW-Madison supports multiple platforms to facilitate remote meetings, the tools below are highly recommended in order to prevent students from having to learn multiple new systems.
These platforms are also supported by DoIT if you have questions or need assistance.
The Advising and Career Services COVID-19 Unit Operations Document serves as an internal, centralized resource for staff to reference the current services and advising availability of units across campus.
Find a list of highly recommended platforms to facilitate remote advising meetings along with how-to guides. Platforms and tools include: Starfish for scheduling appointments with students, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, VOIP phone line, and email appointments.
Find promising practices and resources for virtual advising appointment shared by partners in Cross-College Advising Service, Letters & Science Student Academic Advising Service, SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science, Education Academic Services, and Biology Major Advising.
- Latest news and resources can be found at the UW-Madison COVID-19 (Coronavirus) site
- Information and resources for instructional continuity can be found at the UW-Madison Instructional Continuity site
- Information on tools to access campus resources remotely can be found at Tools to Access Campus Resources Remotely
- Developing new remote resources? Learn now to make them accessible