Pro Tips

Learn outside of the classroom in Community-based Learning courses

As you begin to look for classes for the spring semester, consider a Community-based Learning course. Thirty departments across campus offer these courses, which focus on giving back to the community through service projects.

Sign up for one of DoIT’s free technology classes!

Want to learn Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Javascript, HTML coding, Excel, Dreamweaver and more? DoIT has a course for that — and it’s free for students. Add skills to your resume, or just learn more about these useful programs. Sign up today!

Graduating this winter? Apply to be the student speaker

The senior class officers are seeking a graduating student to serve as the student speaker for the Winter Commencement ceremony Dec. 17. If chosen, you’ll get five minutes to shine. You’ll find the application at Applications are due by Oct. 25.

Top ways to stay focused in class

With classes in full swing, we have teamed up with the Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) to come up with a list of ways to stay focused in class throughout the semester. They’re good tips for life too — move around, eat breakfast and make a friend.

Your how-to guide for getting involved in Rec Sports

From working out at the facilities, signing up for intramurals or checking out equipment, Rec Sports offers tons of ways for you to stay active. Learn about the exercise opportunities and how to take advantage of them in this “how to” guide.

Career & Internship Fair: Employers come here to meet you

Get a jump on your future career at an event right here on campus. The annual Fall Career and Internship Fair will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Kohl Center. More 300 companies will be in attencance.


Photo: Participant in Bucky's Workout

No excuses: 10 ways to play hard, get fit and live well — without the SERF

The SERF is closed, but that’s no excuse not to work out. Here are 10 workout options, from trying the Fitness Trail to signing up for an intramural team. Remember, working out can improve your mood, your ability to focus, the quality of your sleep, and more.

Photo: Metro bus

How to get around campus — bikes, buses and feet

Because of limited parking, students are encouraged to walk, bike and use the campus/city bus system. You’re eligible for the ASM bus pass which provides unlimited, free access to all city bus routes. Campus bus routes 80, 81, 82 and 84 are free to all.

How to Terrace responsibly

With alcohol available on the Memorial Union Terrace this summer, it’s important for UW students to keep alcohol safety in mind. Being respectful when drinking helps maintain an atmosphere where people of all ages can come and enjoy the space. Here are some tips.

Watch out for zebra mussels when you go swimming!

If you go swimming in Lake Mendota you might get cut if you make contact with broken zebra mussel shells, UW officials are warning. Zebra mussels attach to anything hard, so be careful when grabbing onto a pier post or a rock. It’s best to wear footwear with decent soles, such as water sandals or water sneakers.