CCAS Advising During COVID-19

CCAS advisors continue to be available for advising appointments in a variety of ways while offices are closed. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we all learn new ways to connect and communicate through this time. Students, we know that this is a stressful, and unusual time. Please know that all CCAS staff are committed to supporting you as students and individuals.

Hate has no home at CCAS, UW-Madison, or in our community. We welcome all students at CCAS, and will not tolerate acts of hate or bias. If you have experienced hate or bias on campus, please report it here, and reach out for support.

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Summer Drop-in Advising

CCAS offers drop-in advising for our continuing students throughout August, Monday-Thursday from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Access Drop-in Advising:

Visit our Canvas Page here
Select the BBCollaborate Ultra option
Join the session & chat ask your advising questions!

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

For Students with an assigned CCAS advisor, Starfish remains the most direct way to schedule an advising appointment. When you schedule your appointment, you will have the choice between three formats: video or text chat via Teams, or by phone. Your advisor will follow-up with appropriate instructions.

If you are not assigned to CCAS, or your advisor’s availability does not fit your schedule, you can  use the Appointment Request Form to request an appointment. You can also schedule by emailing Please include 2-4 appointments times that work best for you, along with your full name and ID number.

Any undergraduate student who is seeking information about changing their major, exploring new major and certificate options, or has questions about applying to limited-degree programs are welcome to meet with CCAS.

Video Chat Appointments through Microsoft Teams

We’re excited to start offering video chat appointments via Microsoft Teams. After you schedule an appointment for a remote meeting through Starfish, you will receive instructions for how to access this appointment. You can also find step-by-step instructions here: Microsoft Teams instructions.

Microsoft Teams is available through your web browser (you will need to use Google Chrome), and you will not need to download an app or create an account. Watch for an email from your advisor!