Undergraduate Advising

Student services coordinator: Becky Ryan
Office: 70 A Science Hall
Email: undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu
Office phone: (608) 262-9206
Fax: (608) 262-9206

If you are interested in scheduling an advising appointment, please note the following:

*NEW* Walk-in Certificate Advising provided by Nelson Ambassadors

Students with questions about the certificate are encouraged to attend a walk-in certificate advising session. Sessions are staffed by experienced Environmental Studies undergraduate students.

Walk-in advising is available for quick questions during the following times in Room 70, Science Hall:

Group Advising

Students wanting to declare or who are interested in learning additional details about the major are strongly encouraged to attend a group advising session, dates and times below.

Students unable to attend a scheduled group advising session should email undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu for alternate options.

Due to the number of students in the Environmental Studies major, online appointment times are restricted to declared majors only.

Individual Academic Advising

Advising appointments for students declared in the major can schedule an appointment through WiscCal.

Email Academic Advising

If you have a quick question that does not require a conversation you may email the advisor at undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu. Be sure to email from your wisc.edu email account and include your full name and campus ID number.

If your question cannot be answered over email, you may be asked to make an appointment for further discussion.

Be Prepared for your Advising Appointment

It is recommended that you bring a current copy of your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) with you to your advising appointment. This is for your benefit, so you learn how to read and run the report. Review instructions on how to print a DARS report.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

What to Expect from an Academic Advising Appointment

Academic advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and to make suggestions about other available options. They can help you interpret a degree audit report and make recommendations about completing degree requirements. Advisors can also suggest extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, study abroad or campus activities, and help you start planning for life after graduation.

It is recommended that you see an advisor once a semester to plan for courses and check your progress toward your degree. There are a lot of possibilities that you might not be aware of and sometimes degree requirements can be difficult to understand.



Individual Career Advising Appointments

Individual appointments are scheduled via email. Please send your request to undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu

If you are looking for credits or exceptions for your degree, you must speak with the academic advisor.


Be prepared for your career advising appointment.

Please email a current copy of your resume to undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu before your appointment. To ensure a productive meeting bring the following to your appointment:

What to expect from a career advising appointment.

Career advisors are available to answer questions about how to do job or career searches and tohelp directs you as you discover your area of interest for a career related to the environment.

It is recommended you meet with the career advisor at least once a semester to help you plan your long-term goals for graduate school and/or your career.