Undergraduate Advising Test

The History Department’s Undergraduate Program Office is located in the Mosse Humanities Building, in Room 3211, which is the main History Department office. You will find us on the third floor in the northeast corner of the building (closest to Memorial Library). Whether you are unsure what classes to take, you want to make sure you are going to graduate on time, or you just want to talk, we offer a wide range of advising services to answer your questions and help you take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the study of history.

Our Advisors

  • Peer Advisors – Our Peer Advisors are advanced history majors trained in student services. Mingcong and Sam can respond to a wide variety of questions pertaining to the History major and studying at UW-Madison more broadly. They can also declare the History major. Schedule an appointment with our peer advisors via Scheduling Assistants:
  • Academic Advisor – Our academic advisor, Scott Burkhardt, can discuss any questions or concerns regarding academics. Scott is available to meet with students via scheduled appointments and walk-in hours. Schedule an appointment with Scott using Scheduling Assistant or see the calendar link above for walk-in availability.
  • Career Advising – For questions about post-graduation plans and internships, see our career connections advisor, Christina Matta.


The History Advising Team has developed a Canvas site for History majors. We designed the Gateway to be a shortcut to useful information about the major and to help students make the most of their History major. Anyone with a UW-Madison netID can access the site with this link: https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/36YFG4

Additional Advising Help

If you have specific academic questions regarding issues like credit changes, section changes, 600 registration, or other technical inquiries, stop by the office and see Sophie Olson, our Undergraduate Program Assistant.

Helpful Campus Resources:

Meet with an Advisor!
Check our Walk-In Calendar to see when our
advisors are available.

Check out our blog!
We post upcoming events and career information on the UW-Madison History Advising Blog