Advising and Academic Support

Students have access to multiple sources of advising once they declare the major. Megan Banaszak advises students on the technical aspects of the major. She helps students plan their class schedule, makes sure they’re on schedule to graduate and discusses general questions about the major. Students will also be assigned a faculty mentor based on academic and professional interests. Faculty mentors can help students find internship opportunities and discuss career aspirations. Professor Randy Stoecker is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and is available to meet with students to help them through their journey in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. Prospective students are welcome to contact Megan Banaszak or Randy Stoecker for more information.

Department Advising

Academic Advisor

Megan Banaszak

Schedule an appointment through Starfish

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Randy Stoecker


University Resources

Student Affairs is 500+ people across 16 campus departments dedicated to helping UW–Madison students succeed in and out of the classroom. We celebrate diversity and create a welcoming and safe community where all students can grow. Our programs and services cover areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy.

CALS Resources

Ranging from Diversity and Inclusion, support programs, the McBurney Disability Resource Center, research and mentorship opportunities, physical and mental health support, financial aid, and community development, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is here for our students.

UW Libraries

There are 34 libraries across UW-Madison and students have access to hundreds of catalogs, databases, and archives online and in-person. Students can Ask a Librarian, use space and equipment to study, and access research and instructional support.

GUTS Tutoring

The Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is a student-run tutoring service that provides academic, language, and study skill support services taught and facilitated by students, for all UW-Madison students. All of our services are free and easy to register.

Instructor’s Office Hours

Your instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) associated with your course are available to help you! Depending on the course, they will have either office hours or staff a Help Desk. Details are available from your course instructor or TA on where and when Help Desk/office hours are located.

Registrar’s Office

The Office of the Registrar collaborates and engages with the campus community to ensure they effectively and efficiently meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students by continuously supporting the teaching and learning mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and embracing the Wisconsin Idea.