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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

Sep 02

Labor Day – Office Closed

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 03

CCAS Academic Orientation

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sep 04

Fall semester begins!

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 04

Drop-ins @ MSC

September 4 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 04

Evening Drop-ins @ College Library

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop-in Advising in the BCC & MSC

CCAS is excited to announce additional drop-in advising hours for Fall, 2019. Find us in the Black Cultural Center (BCC), as well as the Multicultural Student Center (MSC).

Throughout the months of September and November, you can find CCAS in the BCC on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00pm, and in the MSC on Wednesdays from 11:15am-1:00pm. All are welcome – we can’t wait to see you there!

Fall is coming!

CCAS will resume drop-in advising in all residence hall locations on the first day of class, Wednesday, Sept. 4. See our hours and locations here.

Advisors are available throughout August and early September for appointments! Please call our main office at 608-265-5460 to schedule, or schedule with your assigned advisor through Starfish.


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.


Academic Advising

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!

Career Advising

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.