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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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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.

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As you’re moving to a new city, make sure you’re registered to vote!
Check out the information here
if you have questions.

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