CCAS & CEC stand in solidarity with our Black students, families, and colleagues who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and police brutality. Your lives, experiences, and dreams matter – today, tomorrow, always. Our offices strive to create inclusive spaces where all individuals feel safe and supported. To this end, we will continue to educate ourselves and challenge the structures of white supremacy that are inherent in our society. We understand that words alone are not enough; we must take meaningful action, on both a personal and institutional level, to dismantle systems of injustice and inequity wherever they occur. We are here to listen, to learn, and to advocate for a just world that values the dignity and humanity of our Black communities.
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.
We want to take this time to reassure you that CCAS advisors are still available for advising questions and appointments. We will be utilizing video chat services, as well as phone appointments to meet your advising needs. Learn more about your options here.
CCAS is committed to supporting and welcoming all students and does not tolerate acts or words based in hate and bias. If you have experienced any incidence of hate and bias, please report it and reach out for support. We are in this together.
We're excited to be welcoming new students at SOAR this summer. You will find more information about CCAS and how you will work with us this summer to plan your fall courses here!
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.
Important Academic Deadlines & Events
There are no upcoming events at this time.
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.