Advisors at the Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provide personalized advising to help you develop a plan for choosing your major and exploring careers. We are dedicated to serving the academic and career advising needs of undergraduate students who are exploring their options.
Important Dates & Events
Drop-in advising in the Black Cultural Center!
Throughout the semester, CCAS will be holding additional drop-in advising hours in the Black Cultural Center from 2:00-4:00pm on select Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Spring times coming soon!
We look forward to seeing you there!
New Year? New Scheduling Tool!
Beginning with the start of the spring semester, CCAS advisors will be using a new online scheduling tool – Starfish! You can find Starfish in your MyUW portal (just search the word “starfish”) and follow instructions at the link below to learn more about using it!
The CEC is currenting hiring for several student positions – visit our Work With Us page to learn about all the exciting ways you could become a member of our team and impact student experiences on campus!
At CCAS, your access is important to us. If you have accommodations needs that would make your advising appointment more successful, please let us know.
You can talk with a CCAS advisor about exploring majors and careers, choosing classes, campus involvement, how to declare a major, academic plans, and more!
CCAS offers career advising through the Career Exploration Center (CEC). You can talk with a professional career advisor about how to explore majors and careers, the connections between majors and careers, and more!
What to Expect from Advising
Advising is a team effort between you and your advisor. You’ll get the most out of your advising experience if you go into it with the right set of expectations. Do you know what to expect from your advisor, and what's expected of you?
At CCAS & the CEC, we respect, value, and celebrate the diversity of all UW-Madison students. We strive to make every student feel welcome, safe, and included. By committing ourselves to supporting and advocating for students of all identities, we hope to help foster a healthy campus environment where students can explore academic interests, make decisions about majors and careers, and reach their full potential.