I. Pharmaceutical Sciences Division (PSD) Graduate Student Orientation
Several orientations are scheduled for new Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students, held in the August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) will be in communication regarding the dates for these events, which vary year to year.
- General SoP New Graduate Student Orientation
A comprehensive, all-day event covering computing, library resources, safety and more.
- Faculty Research Presentations
Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty interested in hosting graduate students for fall rotations present short descriptions of current research projects and their general research direction.
- Teaching Assistant Orientation
All new PSD graduate students are required to attend this all-day event, hosted by the College of Letters & Science.
- To establish an e-mail account, visit the “Activate my NetID” website, https://www.mynetid.wisc.edu/activate
- Follow the instructions to establish a NetID and password. This will automatically register you for e-mail.
- If problems occur, contact the DoIT Help Desk at 608-264-4357, or helpdesk.doit.wisc.edu
- Notify the GPC of your new e-mail address.
III. Photo Identification Card (Wiscard)
- Wiscard is your official UW-Madison identification card. To obtain Wiscard, students must be registered for at least 6 credits (see the Registration section of the PSD handbook).
- ID’s are obtained at Union South, 1308 West Dayton St. – Room 149 (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
- You must present some sort of valid government-issued ID (drivers license, passport, state or federal ID) when requesting an initial or replacement Wiscard.
IV. Madison Metro Bus Pass
- A free Madison Metro bus pass can be obtained 24 hours after receiving a photo ID.
- Fall bus passes will be available beginning in late August from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in the ASM Student Print Office in the Student Services Tower on University Avenue (333 East Campus Mall, Suite 3301). If you have any questions, contact them at 262-6216.
V. Campus Bus Service
- Campus bus lines are free.
- The main route (80) is the main campus circulator (including Memorial Union, UW Hospital, Rennebohm Hall, Eagle Heights and Union South.
- Routes 80 and 84 provide daytime SAFEride service.
- Routes 80, 81 and 82 offer evening SAFEride routes (including weekends).
- See Bus Routes and Schedules for more details
VI. Parking on Campus
- Annual permits (valid Sept. 1 – Aug. 31st) are required for campus parking lots.
- Handicap parking permits for all campus locations are also available
- See Parking Permit Information for more details
VII. Building/Laboratory Access
- Entry to Rennebohm Hall, the PSD research tower/labs and the freight elevator require access with your Wiscard.
- Access may be obtained from Josh Cutler in Room 1205 Rennebohm Hall once you have obtained your Wiscard.
- UW Security officers may ask for your ID (Wiscard) after regular daytime hours if you are working on weekends.
IX. Stipends, Health Insurance and Benefits
- Mailboxes are located in the 1st floor hallway near Rennebohm Hall’s north entrance
- A mailbox will be assigned to you within your 1st week
XI. Laboratory Safety
XII. Additional Information for UW Graduate Students