Welcome New Students
Let’s be honest–moving to a new city and starting school in the middle of a global pandemic is challenging! Pres House is here to connect you to community so that you have a home and support during your time at UW-Madison.
We know many people are zoomed out and meeting new folks can be challenging. That’s why we’re excited about our new virtual space Pres House GatherTown where you can meet up with others and explore what happens in a way that’s more like being in-person at Pres House.
We are committed to supporting community health and closely monitor Dane County Public Health. For all in-person events, face masks and following health protocols is required.
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Pres House GatherTown Open House ~ Wednesday, February 3rd, 6-8pm (Online)
Come by our virtual gathering space where you’ll meet other students and take a tour. Click here to enter Pres House GatherTown; you can choose your avatar and then use the arrows on your keyboard to move around.
Treat Meet Tour ~ Saturday, February 6th, 2-4 PM (In-person)
Come by Pres House for a brief tour of the building where you can check out our study space, Chapel, and pick up a delicious, homemade cookie! This is a great chance to meet other students too. COVID protocols in place, masks required to enter and entrance is monitored to ensure safe capacity.
What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman 2.0 ~ Watch the video
Hear from older students about things they wish somebody had told them before they moved to UW-Madison. You can watch this panel which was recorded on August 26th. You can also find some great advice here:What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman tips
What I Wish I Knew as a Grad Student ~ Watch the video
Starting graduate school is both exciting and challenging! Hear from graduate students who have been around UW-Madison about what they wish they knew before beginning. You can watch this panel which was recorded on August 25th.