Pro Tips


No spring break trip? Make the most of Madison

Spring break is typically associated with sandy beaches, clear skies and warm sunshine. Unfortunately, it’s also associated with money. We can’t all go to Daytona or Key West. But that doesn’t mean students can’t have a great ‘staycation’ in Wisconsin and save a few dollars in the process. Read more »


One semester ends, another starts: Dates to watch

Don’t bypass the important dates and deadlines that come at the end of each semester. And don’t forget the important dates coming up for spring semester — like the first day of class. Here are the key dates:

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Safety during winter break — protect your stuff

Don’t leave campus too quickly! Take 10 minutes to go through the checklist provided by the UW-Madison Police Department to ensure that your belongings are kept secure over break. Lock your apartment and close the shades.


‘We’re a culture, not a costume’

When pulling together your costume, remember that some portrayals may offend without you realizing it. The Mariachi, the Kimono princess, the kung fu master — they’re not funny to many, as they stereotype or appropriate other cultures.



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Tutoring is only for students who are struggling? Incorrect!

Plenty of myths are harmless, like Bigfoot. But these myths about tutoring are just not true. It can actually save you time, for one, and your tutor is not going to spoon-feed you the answers.


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Video: It’s time to make your voice heard

Election Day is fast approaching, but you’ll hit a roadblock on your way to the polls if you’re not properly registered to vote. Watch to learn more. Related:  UW-Madison joins ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge



Set up UW email/calendar on desktop or mobile

Stay connected at all times. You can easily access your UW–Madison email and calendar using your web browser, or by using your desktop client or mobile device. Check it out here.


DoIT: Tech tips, tricks, freebies and reminders to send you into summer

Whether you’re drowning in finals, looking forward to graduation or wondering what you’re going to do with all your summer free time, we’ve got some helpful technology tips for you.

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Because sometimes it IS rocket science… ask a trainer!

As the semester winds down, assignments start piling up. Need a hand to make your project really shine? Stop by the DesignLab to Ask a Trainer for your presentation, video, report, graphic or other techy projects.

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DoIT: Must-haves for keeping your info safe

Learn how to back up, secure and store all your most important information at a free DoIT workshop.