A message from the CS advisors:
As your advisors, we want to be clear with our students that we are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and safe environment for our campus community. We value our students’ identities and recognize the racist and oppressive systems in higher education that create challenges and pain that conflict with our commitment to our students. As advisors, we stand in solidarity with our students as we all tackle racist systems that create barriers to accessing a quality and safe educational environment.
We remain committed to evaluating ourselves, our privilege, and our advising practices to improve the student experience in the Computer Sciences Department and at UW-Madison. As part of our actions to dismantle oppressive systems, we are committed to providing our students a space to share their experiences, to be heard, and to be helped to the best of our ability. Our advising goes beyond just answering academic questions. We want you to know: We support you. You belong. You matter.
– Shelby, Madeline, Michael, and Mollie
All Computer Science spring semester advising services will be offered remotely until further notice.
Current UW Students Advising Appointments: Sign up for appointments in the Starfish app in MyUW. Appointments are being held in UW Microsoft Teams (teams.microsoft.com). There are appointment times available for declared majors and undeclared UW Students.
Drop-Ins: Starting the week of August 31st until December 18th, CS Undergraduate Advisors will be offering remote drop-in advising appointments for CS declared students and students interested in Computer Science. Students should utilize drop-in advising to ask quick questions (course selection questions, major declaration questions, etc.). For longer, more in-depth questions (current semester academic concerns, personal matters, long-term planning, etc.), please continue to use Starfish to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
Drop-in advising appointments will be held in UW Microsoft Teams. During the drop-in designated time, chat the advisor that is staffing drop-ins. Include your Campus ID so that we can look up any needed information. They will answer your chat in the order in which they were received. If they are chatting with a student at that time, they will let you know. Please stay online, and they will get to you as quickly as possible.
The following advisor will be available at the specified time:
- Shelby Arkin (email@example.com): Mondays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Mollie Stolbov (firstname.lastname@example.org): Tuesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Michael Radloff (email@example.com ): Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Madeline Juillard (firstname.lastname@example.org) : Thursdays from 1:00pm -4:00pm
Quick Questions: email@example.com is a great resource. You can expect a response within one business day.
Enrollment issues/course permissions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are requesting course access or changes to enrollment, please include your student ID number in your email.
Room 5394, Computer Sciences Building
Shelby is new to UW and the Department of Computer Sciences as of January 2020. Prior to her job at UW, she worked in the Madison Metropolitan School District as a high school counselor. Shelby has a bachelor’s in special education from UW–Eau Claire and a master’s degree in school counseling from Concordia University.
Room 5385, Computer Sciences Building
Prior to joining the Computer Sciences department, Madeline worked with transfer students in UW–Madison’s College of Letters & Science. Madeline earned a bachelor’s of science with a major in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and a master’s in social work from UW–Madison.
Room 5393, Computer Sciences Building
Before joining the Computer Sciences Department in 2020, Michael advised students in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UW–Madison. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from UW–Madison and a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from UW–Whitewater. Michael enjoys chatting with students about a variety of topics, especially as they relate to academic and personal success.
Room 5390, Computer Sciences Building
Mollie began in October 2017 and enjoys working closely with students on their graduation plans and how to be successful in college. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and French and a master’s in management. She is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator. Mollie comes to UW–Madison with a long history in higher education and working directly with students.
Areas of Expertise
Computer Sciences requirements and course selection
L&S requirements and policies
Honors in the major
Other personal concerns
Specializations in the field
Graduate school for CS
Research in CS