University of Wisconsin–Madison

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The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) helps incoming students adjust to life at UW-Madison, while educating faculty and staff on ways to connect with first-year students.

We hire undergraduate students, instructors, and professional staff members to to help new students transition to UW-Madison and find their place on campus.

Professional Staff

Claire Barrett

Assistant Director of Academic Engagement

Katie Cummings

Coordinator, Communication

(608) 890-4529

Heather Ferguson

Coordinator, Orientation Operations

(608) 265-3264

Aaric Guerriero

Program Director, Inclusion Education

(608) 262-9067

Tristen Johnson

Coordinator, Our Wisconsin

(608) 265-1043

Shelby Knuth

Coordinator, Transfer Transition

(608) 890-4525

Carren Martin

Director/Assistant Dean

(608) 263-0363

Tracy Mores

Assistant Director, Transfer Initiatives

(608) 890-1649

Carol Pope

Office Manager

(608) 263-6951

Tessa Smith

Coordinator, Academic Engagement

(608) 265-3265

Chris Verhaeghe

Assistant Director, Orientation Initiatives

(608) 263-0369

Dan Wehr

Coordinator of Orientation Programming

Student Interns

Vivian Burnette

Co-Director, Greater University Tutoring Service (Graduate Student)

Nancy Herrera

Co-Director, Greater University Tutoring Service (Graduate Student)