General guides to graduate student life

The University’s official guide to Graduate Student Life at UW-Madison

A wiki for grads written by grads in the Math Department: Graduate Student Guide

Finding a job at the University

Are you without an appointment for the semester? The university lists open positions available on the Student Job Center website, under the Graduate Assistant Positions category.


UW operated faculty and student apartments: UW Housing

The University’s list of privately-operated apartments: Campus Area Housing

Craigslist: Madison Housing

Madison’s Tenant Resource Center is a great resource if you have any problems with your landlord.

Social activities

The Isthmus’ Guide compiles listings for music, social, art movie and many more events throughout the area.

Another great resource for a guide to concerts and clubs is Madison Music Online.

To find out what’s going on at the student unions on campus, check out the Wisconsin Union Events Calendar.

Educational and professional development

The University hosts many events that might help you further your career. For those listings as well as other UW events, visit the UW Events Calendar.

The Graduate Student Collaborative also put together a calendar of events to help us write better, find mentors, and get jobs.