Current Graduate Students

Please contact Kathy Monson with any questions, problems or concerns
Animal Sciences Department
1675 Observatory Drive, Room 260
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-4300
Fax: (608) 262-5157

2018 Animal Sciences Graduate Student Handbook
Confidential Resources for Students
Doctoral Minor - Animal Sciences

New Graduate Students

Welcome To help you get settled in here is a list of things to do

Helpful Links:
Graduate School Academic Policies
Graduate Student Guide on-line
Searchable web based campus map
Free mobile UW app for smart phone (has campus map and bus route/stops/times)

Local Grocery Stores:
Trader Joes (1810 Monroe Street)
Whole Foods (3313 University Ave)
Target: (750 Hilldale Way)
Metcalfe’s Grocery Store (726 N Midvale Blvd)
Woodmans is the inexpensive bulk type of grocery store in town (they only take cash or debit) and have two locations 3805 Milwaukee Street and 711 South Gammon Road.
Asian Midway Foods is located at 301 South Park Street, Madison, WI phone: (608) 255-5864
Viet Hoa Market is located at 4602 Monona Drive, Madison, WI phone: (608) 661-1300
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods is located at 2328 South Park Street, Madison, WI phone: (608) 257-9338
Madison Oriental Market, 2119 Fish Hatchery Road
INDIA HOUSE is located at 709 South Gammon, Madison, WI phone: (608) 268-0240
Maharaja Grocery is located at 1701 Thierer Road, Madison WI phone: (608) 246-2656
Mercado Marimar is located at 2102 S. Park St., Madison WI phone: (608) 260-8924
Santa Maria Grocery, 1326 S. Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI phone: (608) 277-7774
La Rosita Latina, 6005 Monona Drive, Monona WI phone: (608) 221-2203

Department Information

Animal Sciences Programs
Animal Nutrition
Animal Breeding & Genetics
Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology
Meat Science & Muscle Biology

Animal Sciences Certification Forms
Both MS and PhD students will need to fill out a certification form within the first year of study. You can down load a copy of the certification forms here:

Animal Sciences MS Certification Form
Animal Sciences PhD Certification Form

Registering for 990 Research Credit
Contact Kathy Monson,, 263-5225, in the Animal Sciences Main Office, to get permission to enroll for 990 Research Credit. 

Exam Warrant Requests
The Graduate School requires a minimum of three weeks to process all warrant requests.  Contact Kathy Monson,, 263-5225, in the Animal Sciences Main Office to request your exam warrant.

Academic Calendar
Campus Events Calendar
Graduate School Degree and Dissertator Eligibility Deadlines

Room Reservations
For rooms 212 (lecture hall) and 209 (classroom) or any campus general assignment room, labs 128, 134, and 203 see Kathy Monson, 263-5225, in the Animal Sciences Main Office.

To reserve conference rooms, 214, 224, 236, 274, 432, 642, or 1142 please contact Kathy Monson

To reserve the Stock Pavilion Arena or its classroom, contact Shelia Pink, 263-4514.

Information and reservations for the CALS Computer labs can be found here

Graduate School Information

Many questions regarding deadlines, warrants, dissertator status, enrollment requirements, depositing your thesis, submitting your doctoral dissertation and much more can be found on the Graduate School website under Academic Policies and Procedures

The Graduate School at UW-Madison provides a wealth of information and professional development services. Highlights include: Living in Madison, Health and Wellness, Financial Resources, Getting Involved, Professional Development and Family and Parent Resources.

Student Grievance Policy

In the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, any student who feels unfairly treated by a member of the College of Ag & Life Sciences (CALS) faculty or staff, has the right to complain about the treatment and to receive a prompt hearing. Information regarding the grievance policy can be found on the Graduate School's Academic Policies and Procedures website. Students should also contact the Animal Sciences Graduate Chair, Ralph Albrecht, 263-3952.

University Resources

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers fantastic resources that support our graduate students. Some of these resources are highlighted below

Office of the Registrar This link provides information about tuition, fees, and registrations.
Transportation Services This link provides information about Bus Passes, Parking Permits, and Parking Information.
Campus Libraries UW-Madison students have access to more than 40 campus libraries. Some libraries serve specific academic disciplines while others offer general resources.
McBurney Disability Resource Center The McBurney Disability Resource Center works in partnership with the UW-Madison community to deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities.
Academic Calendar Provides an overview of important dates.
Campus Map This link provides an interactive and searchable campus map.
Daily Events Calendar This link provides a list of things happening on campus.
University Health Services (UHS) University Health Services strives to enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being. They offer medical, mental health, and personal wellness services (such as nutritional counseling, massages, stress management, etc.) to all students who are enrolled for credit during a fall, spring , or summer semester.
International Student Services The International Student Services staff helps students transition to a new cultural, educational, and social environment through an initial orientation program and an ongoing series of workshops, services, programs, and events.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Campus Center (LGBTCC) The LGBT campus center strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ and allied students by eliminating heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression. The center provides the services and resources necessary to meet the social, emotional, academic, and cultural needs of LGBTQ students.
Multicultural Student Center The Multicultural Student Center strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
Student Employment This link provides assistance to students looking for a job.
Student Organizations This link helps students become involved and make new friends at UW-Madison by providing a list of activities and student organizations or groups.
Office of Child Care & Family Resources The Office of Child Care & Family Resources provides high quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood care and education; address the work-life needs of students, faculty, and staff families.

Tuition and Fees

The Office of the Registrar provides information about tuition and fees. Please note, for new students starting in the Fall, your first paycheck as a Graduate Assistant (RA/TA/PA) will most likely arrive after your segegrated fees are due.  To assist with this, the Bursar’s Office is piloting a new payment policy outlined here.