University of Wisconsin–Madison



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

  • Psychology Major Information/Declaration workshops
  • Undergraduate Research Fair
  • Student-Alumni Networking Dinner
  • Lunch & Learn: Life as a PhD student
  • Psychology STARS (Student Thesis And Research Symposium)
  • Applying to Graduate School WEBINAR – for psychology majors [available online]
  • Psychology Graduation Reception

Register HERE

Psychology Major Information and Declaration sessions

Wed Feb 13th at 3:30pm

Tues April 2nd at 10:45am

Thurs April 18th at 3pm

All session held in Room 338 (Berkowitz) Brogden Psychology Building

At these sessions students will learn about the psychology major requirements, the psychology department and coursework, and other considerations as you declare the psychology major. The session will last approximately one hour. Students who are eligible will have the option to declare the Psychology major at the end of the session.

Undergraduate Research Fair

Tuesday March 5th


Room 338 (Berkowitz) Brogden Psychology Building

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.

Psychology Student-Alumni Networking Dinner

Wednesday April 10th


DeJope Hall, Mendota Room

The Psychology Student-Alumni Networking Dinner is a fantastic opportunity to explore careers options, get tips from people in a field of interest, and find out more from psychology alumni. Alumni come from a wide variety of career fields.

Students will meet in small groups with up to six alumni for roughly 30-40 minutes each. This allows students to hear information and tips/recommendations from multiple people and ask general or specific questions they may have. There will also be two break times in which students are able to speak with someone they are not assigned to meet with. Students will be matched to alumni as best as possible based on student interests.

A dinner will be provided, including beverages and dessert. A small $5 student attendee fee will be required.

*Register HERE

Lunch & Learn: Life as a PhD Student

Friday April 12th


Location: 338 Psychology (Berkowitz room)

Melissa Ertl, UW-Madison psychology alum is currently a fourth year Doctoral Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY in the Division of Counseling Psychology. She will talk with students about applying to graduate schools, starting at a new school, and what life is like as a graduate student.

Melissa is a doctoral candidate at University at Albany with research interests on health disparities, health risk behaviors, and intersectionality of identity and health, primarily among Latina/o immigrants, college students, informal caregivers, and individuals with neurological disorders.  She graduated in May 2015 with her BA, majoring in Psychology and Spanish.

Psychology STARS – Student Thesis and Research Symposium

Thursday April 25th


Varsity Hall, Union South

We are pleased to announce that the Psychology department is hosting its first annual undergraduate Student Thesis and Research Symposium (STARS) this Spring. The symposium will provide an opportunity for current students to present their research to peers, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends. All students who are writing a senior thesis are invited to participate. Students currently conducting research who would like an opportunity to participate are welcome to register and present, pending space availability.

A short program in which participants present a brief synopsis of their thesis will be followed by a poster session that allows audience members to ask questions and learn more about the students’ research.  Following the STARS event, the Department of Psychology invites student presenters and their guests to attend the Undergraduate Award Reception in the adjacent space from 6pm-7:30pm.

Please note that a mandatory practice session will be scheduled during the week of April 1st.  If you received the Undergraduate Thesis Award from the Psychology department, you are required to participate in the Symposium. If you have questions, or would like more information about the event, please contact either or Allyson Bennett, Psychology Dept Honors Coordinator-

Applying to Graduate School WEBINAR – for Psychology majors [available 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, making contact with 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 Career Exploration and Career Resources module. If you would like to be added to the non-credit Canvas site, please email with your NetID.

Psychology Graduation Reception 

Friday May 10th


Madison Masonic Center

More information about the event can be found at

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



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