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The CFYE office is open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. Contacting us by email or phone is also encouraged.

Our office hours over the Thanksgiving Recess are:

  • closed on Thursday, November, 24 and
  • open remotely from 8:00-11:00am, and open in-person from 11:00-4:30pm on Friday. November 25.

Focus Areas


Your first step to becoming a Badger is attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). Once you move in, you'll start acclimating to campus through a suite of events known as Wisconsin Welcome.

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Academic Engagement

The Academic Engagement area coordinates and supports first-year seminars; tutoring & learning support resources; and teaching resources and support for faculty, staff, TAs, and peer leaders who work with first-year students.

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Transfer Transition Program

The Transfer Transition Program aims to understand and improve the transfer student experience at UW-Madison. We offer pre-transfer academic advising for prospective students and host social and educational programs at the Transfer Engagement Center

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