Student Communications

Madison College Student Communications

Our top priority at this time is making sure we do our part at Madison College to keep every student safe and informed.

Wondering about the latest COVID-19 news and how it affects you as a Madison College student? Look below for our most recent communications regarding your safety and our plans to ensure your ongoing education.

  • Emergency Grants Available NOW - February 22, 2021

    DATE:                 February 22, 2021
    TO:                      Madison College Students
    FROM:               Tim Casper, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, Student Affairs 
    RE:                      Emergency Grants are Available Now

     

    Greetings. I hope all is well with you as we start the sixth week of the spring semester. 

     

    I want you to know that COVID Impact Grants, a new federally funded program, are available to you for school and living expenses.

     

    Students with a FAFSA (financial aid application) on file will receive grant aid funds automatically.

     

    If you’re struggling because of COVID-19 and did not complete a FAFSA we may be able to help. You may apply for a COVID Impact Grant by supplying some key information to the college. 

     

    Learn more today and see if you’re eligible. Don’t suffer when help is available. 

      

    If you have questions, please call Student Financial Support Services at 608-246-6170.  Our team is here to support you!

     

    Best wishes as you continue your studies. 

     

  • Welcome to the 2021 Spring Semester - January 28, 2021

    DATE:                January 28, 2021
    TO:                     Madison College Students
    FROM:               Tim Casper, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, Student Affairs
    RE:                     Welcome to the 2021 Spring Semester

    Welcome to the 2021 Spring Semester at Madison College!

    Whether you are a first-year student or returning student, Madison College is the catalyst for transforming your life. We are here for you every step of the way. College life will be different this semester, but one thing remains certain – our support for you. 

    I encourage you to learn more about our Spring Semester plans and services and our commitment to providing you with a safe, high-quality, affordable education. 

    Throughout the year, I will send you email blasts with information to support your success.
    The links below are “start of the term” resources to help you smoothly transition into this semester.  I encourage you to develop a plan for completing your academic goals, engage in online campus activities, and have some fun too!

    As your Executive Vice President of Student Affairs, I am excited to witness and support your growth.

    Go Wolfpack!

    Textbook Rental Information

    Technology Support

    Financial Aid

    Navigate App - a free, user-friendly mobile app to help you manage college life

    Advising Services

    Campus Life

    Library and Academic Support Services

  • Spring Semester Start - January 5, 2021

    DATE:                 January 5, 2021

    TO:                     All Students

    FROM:               Dr. Tim Casper, Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

    RE:                     Spring Semester Start

     

    Welcome back from winter break!  I hope you had an opportunity to slow down, unplug and enjoy time connecting safely with those important to you. I also hope the recent break allowed you to focus a bit on yourself and included self-care activities.  The new year brings new beginnings – let’s look forward and move forward. You’ve got this!

    I wanted to provide a few updates for you regarding the start of Spring Semester.  In an effort to protect the health of the college community, the vast majority of student services will only be available virtually in the spring semester.

    We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our student service hours the week prior to term start, January 11 through January 15, to help you be successful at Madison College.

    If you are required to come to campus for classes or access services such as technology pick-up, books, or to get your OneCard, Virtual Service Assistants will be available during the hours shown below at Truax to get you connected to virtual services.

     

    January 11 through January 15

    Virtual Service Assistant support is available:
    January 11, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    January 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    January 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    January 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    January 15, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

     

    Beginning January 19
    Virtual Service Assistant support is available:

    Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

     

    Students who have their classes primarily online can access all student services virtually without coming to campus. See below to find out more.

     

    Accessing Spring Semester Student Support Services

    You can meet with service providers like Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Counseling and more by email, phone or video.  Download the new Madison College Navigate app to schedule a virtual appointment or contact the support service directly to schedule your appointment.

     

    Access to additional student services:

    • Textbooks - Please be on the lookout for an email from the Bookstore for information about ordering and picking up your textbooks.  We encourage you to order your books online.  When placing your order online, you will be asked if you would like your order to be shipped to you via UPS (for a fee) or to pick up your order at a Madison College Campus location of your choice.  If you opt to pickup your textbooks and your order has been processed, you will receive an email with specific instructions on where to go for curbside pickup, depending on the pickup campus. More detailed Bookstore information can be found here.
    • Technology - Madison College is excited to offer the required technology you need for successful remote learning. Madison College provides loaned laptop computers and internet hotspots free of charge to all currently registered students. Visit Technology Services to learn more and to request a laptop and Wi-Fi.
    • Library Services will have limited, in-person support via appointment. Days and hours found here. Student Achievement Center (tutoring services) will be available virtually.
    • Testing Services will have limited, in-person service via appointment. Days and hours found here
    • Student Life will have limited, in-person support. Days and hours found here.
    • Food Pantry – Drive-up service at Truax Health Building and Goodman South Campus will resume on January 19, 2021. More information on days and hours of operation can be found here.  

    Still have questions?  Call 608-246-6076 to speak with a Success Coach in the Student Success Center or contact another campus if applicable to your situation:

    Fort Atkinson – 920-568-7200

    Portage – 608-745-3100

    Reedsburg – 608-524-7800

    Watertown – 920-206-8000

    Goodman South – 608-243-4200

    I wish each of you the best as you begin this semester.
    We look forward to continuing to support you in your journey.  

  • Fall Semester Finish & Spring Semester Start - December 8, 2020

    DATE:                 December 8, 2020

    TO:                     All Students

    FROM:               Dr. Tim Casper, Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

    RE:                     Fall Semester Finish & Spring Semester Start

     

    We are now just two weeks away from the completion of the Fall Semester. I applaud each of you for your commitment to your studies and encourage you to finish the semester strong.
    I wanted to provide a few reminders for you regarding the conclusion of Fall Semester and start of Spring Semester.

     

    Student Services – Fall 2020 Completion

    • You may return books in exterior drop boxes through Jan. 4, 2021. Drop-off Days is a convenient solution to returning rental textbooks (and any other items that need to be returned to the college) with dates and times available here.
    • Student services are available virtually through Dec. 23. Please visit the support services webpages for virtual service hours and contact information. Student services staff are available to support you via video conference, phone and email.
    • Library virtual support is available through Dec. 23, specific service days and times are available here.
    • Student Achievement Center (tutoring) virtual services are available through Dec. 18, specific service days and times are available here.
    • Technology – If you are graduating, transferring, or otherwise not returning for the Spring Semester return your college loaned laptop and/or hotspot by Jan. 5, 2021.  You can come to Drop-off Days at Truax, Goodman South or the regional campuses where we will have staff available to collect and check-in your devices and your rental textbooks.  Drop-off Days dates and times can be found here.
    • Food Pantry – Drive-up service will continue at the Truax Health Building and Goodman South Campus through Dec. 17. Specific days and times are available here.


    Spring Semester Services – College operations resume Mon., Jan. 4, 2021

    In an effort to protect the health of the college community, the vast majority of student services will only be available virtually in the spring semester.
    Download the new Madison College Navigate app to schedule a virtual appointment or contact the support service to schedule.

    • Library Services will have limited, in-person support via appointment on the following days and hours found here. Student Achievement Center (tutoring services) will be available virtually.
    • Testing Services will have limited, in-person service via appointment on the following days and hours found here
    • Student Life will have limited, in-person support on days and hours found here.
    • Bookstore – Books for Spring Semester may be shipped to your home for a fee.   If you choose curbside pick-up at Truax or South, you will receive an email when your order is ready.  That email will include a link for you to sign up for a pick-up time. If you choose pick-up at a regional campus, you will not be able to do that until the college soft opening scheduled for Jan. 11th. You will receive a call or email from the campus to schedule a day and time to pick up your materials.  
    • Food Pantry – Drive-up service at Truax Health Building and Goodman South Campus will resume on January 19, 2021 for more information of days and hours of operation can be found here.  

    I will provide you all with an additional update about the Spring Semester in early January.

     

    I wish each of you the best as you finish this semester. We look forward to continuing to support you in the Spring Semester.
    To our December graduates, congratulations as you begin the next phase of your personal and professional journey.

  • Apply for Madison College Foundation Spring 2021 Scholarships - November 19, 2020

    DATE: November 19, 2020

    To: Madison College Students

    From: Dr. Tim Casper, Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

    RE: Madison College Foundation Spring 2021 Scholarship-Apply Now!-Deadline Approaching: December 4, 2020

     

    Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for Madison College Foundation scholarships for the spring 2021 semester!

     

    In order to be considered please make sure you meet all of the requirements listed below and submit an application by December 4th at 11:59 pm

    • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher
    • Be enrolled in 6 or more credits for the spring 2021 semester
    • Complete a FAFSA for the current academic year (Spring 2021 scholarships require a 2020-2021 FAFSA application)
       

    *New students must also upload a letter or recommendation and high school or college transcript. You are considered a new student if you have completed less than 6 credits at Madison College by the start of the spring 2021 semester.

     

    How to Apply

    1. Click here and enter your Madison College credentials.
    2. Complete the questions on the general application and submit by the deadline.
    3. Once you submit your general application, you will be directed to apply for other scholarship opportunities. You will need to answer additional questions to apply for these opportunities.

     

    If you have scholarship questions or need assistance, please contact the Madison College Foundation at (608) 246-6719.

     

  • Limited Access to Facilities Nov. 26, 2020 to Jan. 19, 2021 - November 16, 2020

    DATE: November 16, 2020

    To: Madison College Students

    From: Dr. Tim Casper, Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

    RE: Limited Access To Facilities Nov. 26, 2020-Jan. 19, 2021

     

    Madison College will reduce access to all facilities, beginning with the Nov. 26-29 Thanksgiving break.

    Prioritizing our campus community’s health and safety, operations and campus access will be conducted like the close of the spring 2020 semester. Nearly all work and learning will take place online to support stay-at-home efforts in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

    A very limited number of students—those with a required need to complete classes and clinicals on-site—will complete the fall semester via in-person learning. If you have questions about your specific class requiring on-site participation after Thanksgiving, please contact your instructor.

    Please take note of the following related details:


    Student services

    • The bookstore will be closed starting Nov. 26. Students can continue to place orders online.
    • Students may return books in exterior drop boxes through Jan. 4, 2021. Dropbox locations are available here.
    • The Welcome Center at Truax will be closed starting Nov. 26.
    • Student services in-person support will stop starting Nov. 26. Virtual service offerings will resume Nov. 30-Dec. 23 and Jan. 4-8. Please visit the support services webpages for virtual service hours and contact information. Students services staff are available to support you via video conference, phone and email during the limited campus access timeframe. Select in-person services, by appointment, will begin again the week of Jan. 11.
    • Library in-person and virtual support will stop starting Nov. 26. Virtual library support will resume Nov. 30, specific service days and times are available here.
    • Student Achievement Center (tutoring) virtual services will stop Nov. 26 and resume virtual services Nov. 30-Dec. 18, specific service days and times are available here.
    • Technology – If you are graduating, transferring, or otherwise not returning for the Spring Semester you may return your college loaned laptop and/or hotspot to:
      • Truax Campus Gateway on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from now until Dec. 18, except Friday, Nov. 27 when facilities will be closed. You can arrange alternative times for drop-off by contacting helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu or calling 608-246-6666.
      • Goodman South Campus on Monday, Dec. 21 from 8am to 2pm; Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 1pm to 7pm, Monday, Jan. 4, from 8am to 2pm, and Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 1pm to 7pm.
      • Regional Campuses on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 10am to 2pm or Monday, Dec. 21 from 10am to 2pm. You can arrange alternative times for drop-off by contacting your campus and scheduling an appointment here.
    • Food Pantry Service – Drive-up service will continue at the Truax Health Building and Goodman South Campus through the week of Dec. 14 (final week of semester). Specific days and times here.

    I will provide you all with additional updates about the Spring Semester in early December and early January.

    I wish each of you the best as you finish this semester. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the Spring semester.
    To those of you that will be graduating in December, congratulations. We are proud of your achievement.

  • Expansion of Student Health Services - October 27, 2020

    DATE: October 27, 2020

    To: Madison College Students

    From: Dr. Tim Casper, Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

    RE: Expansion of Student Health Services

     

    Greetings and I hope all is going well with you as the Fall Semester enters its final eight weeks of instruction.

     

    First, I want to remind you that the GHC Madison College Community clinic  offers a limited number of health services to students. Additional information about those services are included below.  Second, I want to make you aware of an expansion of student health services to include tele-visits, flu, and COVID testing at the GHC Madison College Community Clinic.

     

    Degree credit students presently enrolled in a face to face instruction course at the Truax, Commercial Ave. or Goodman South campuses or enrolled in an on-line course are eligible for these services. Here are the guidelines associated with test services.

    • Tests are only for students that have an appointment and are experiencing only mild symptoms associated with flue or COVID.
    • Tests are not available for those who have moderate symptoms. These patients are directed to the GHC Urgent Care Center at the Capitol Clinic at 675 W. Washington Ave. in Madison.
    • Tests are not available for students that are asymptomatic. Students without symptoms and need to have a test because they may have been exposed to someone with COVID can be tested at the Alliant Energy Center or South Madison Community Test site at the Village on Park. Information about days and times at these sites is available at Public Health Madison Dane Co.  Testing locations outside of Dane County can be found at WI Dept. of Health Services.

     

    Student patients that have scheduled an appointment for the GHC Madison College Community Clinic for any purpose are required to follow safety protocols of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing in the reception room. Signage identical to that in other areas of the college will assist you with the social distancing.

     

    I wish you all the best with the rest of the semester. Take care and stay healthy.

     

    Dr. Tim Casper

    Executive Vice President, Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness