Student Resources

Below you'll find a number of different useful resources available to PLA students on campus and in the Madison community. The Department's Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinators are helpful connections for students, as well. Staff are dedicated to supporting PLA students from all backgrounds and are knowledgeable advocates and helpful guides in navigating campus. 

Academic Resources

Agricultural Hall

GIS Labs on campus – GIS not working in the Music Hall lab or in Ag Hall, or the labs are occupied? Try one of these.

GIS Resources – A guide for people new to GIS or looking to hone their skills.

Graduate Guide

Graduate School

Graduate School Academic Policies and Procedures


Libraries @ UW–Madison

McBurney Disability Resource Center

Social Science Computing Cooperative

Software Training for Students

Statistical Services 

SuccessWorks at the College of Letters and Sciences

The Writing Center 

Tips for Writing Grants

University of Wisconsin Arboretum – The 1,200-acre arboretum provides opportunities for outdoor education and research. It provides examples of Wisconsin's native plant communities, including prairies, wetlands, conifer forests, and deciduous forests. These communities serve as laboratories to teach the identification of native plants, as well as to study models of planting design. The staff have worked with landscape architecture students in the design and management of several portions of the site.

Wisconsin Historical Society – The Wisconsin Historical Society has one of the premiere collections in the nation. It covers all topics in North American history, holds official publications of the U.S. and Canadian governments, and has America's second largest newspaper collection.

Writer’s Handbook

Student Life

Campus and Visitor Relations

Center for Leadership and Involvement

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

Community @ UW–Madison

Division of Student Life

Dean of Students Office

Graduate Funding Information

Graduate Student Professional Development

Guide to Graduate Student Life at UW–Madison

Information Technology, Division of (DoIT)

International Student Services (ISS)

LGBT Campus Center

Mental Health Services

Multicultural Student Center

My UW–Madison

Off-Campus Housing 

Office of Financial Aid

Office of the Registrar

Tenant Resource Center

The Open Seat Food Pantry

Transportation on Campus and in Madison

University Health Services (UHS)

University Housing

UW Food Shed

Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)

Wisconsin Student Planning Association (WSPA) 

Wisconsin Union

Working Class Student Union (WCSU)


Campus Events

UW Academic Calendar

Academic Dates and Deadlines

Graduate School Degree Deadlines