The Department of Psychology offers a variety of events and programming for students.

SPRING 2020 events:

  • Undergraduate Research Fair
  • Psychology at Work (hosted by SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science)
  • Applying to Graduate School Webinar – for Psychology majors [ONLINE]
  • Psychology STaRS (Student Thesis and Research Showcase) – CANCELLED
  • Psychology Graduation Reception  


Undergraduate Research Fair
Tuesday February 25th
Rm 338 Psychology (Berkowitz room)

The research fair is designed to introduce undergraduates to the various research areas and opportunities of the psychology department, as well as what it means to be an undergraduate research assistant, how to apply to a lab, enroll in research credit, etc. Representatives from a variety of psychology and affiliate research labs will be available throughout this session. No registration required.

Psychology at Work (hosted by SuccessWorks)
Tuesday March 3rd
Varsity Hall, Union South

What can you do with a Psychology major? Quite a lot! Learn from Psychology alumni about how they found rewarding careers in many different fields like business, communications, public relations, healthcare, government, technology, and much more. They figured it out and you can too!

Drop-in for all or part of the event…and for snacks. For more information visit – 

Applying to Graduate School Webinar – for Psychology majors [ONLINE]

This previously recorded webinar session covers what you should be thinking about NOW to prepare yourself for the graduate school application process. Topics such as finding the right program, contacting programs, letters of recommendation, and application timelines are discussed in the session.  Current UW psychology students can access the session in the Psychology Advising Canvas site (non-credit) in the I’M INTERESTED IN FURTHER EDUCATION module. If you would like to be added to the non-credit Canvas site, please email with your NetID.

Psychology STaRS (Student Thesis and Research Showcase) – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings in Dane County, the Department of Psychology has made the difficult decision to cancel this event. 

Thursday April 23rd
TITU, Union South

The Psychology department is hosting an undergraduate Student Thesis and Research Showcase for current students to present their research to peers, faculty, and staff as well as family and friends. All students who are writing a Senior Thesis are invited to participate. Participants will briefly present their thesis topic to the audience and display a poster of their thesis project which audience members can view and ask questions.  Students currently conducting research who would like the opportunity to participate in the Psychology STARS event are welcome to register and present, pending space availability.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, and guests.

Psychology Graduation Reception
Friday May 8th  
Madison Masonic Center

More information will be sent to undergraduate students who have applied for graduation in the 2019-2020 academic year in early March. Postcard invitations will be mailed to students’ home addresses (unless FERPA hold exists) during Spring break.

Information regarding the ALL-CAMPUS UW Commencement ceremony can be found at

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