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Jordan Berken
Freshman Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

UW Arboretum

Tip for undergraduates: 

Take advantage of your degree’s flexibility. L&S offers a lot of room for elective coursework. Seek out unfamiliar subjects and be intellectually adventurous in your course selection.

Jim Graettinger
Freshman Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

The Memorial Union Terrace, but everyone says that, so I'll also give some love to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library. It is a great place to study, and also has some really awesome historical collections!

Tip for undergraduates: 

Explore and be open to changes as opportunities present themselves. It is worth taking some time to find your purpose in life, and it is okay to feel like you do not know what you want to do. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, "Not all who wander are lost."

Emily Laabs
Transfer Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Tip for undergraduates: 

Make time for yourself. While it is tempting to always surround yourself with people and get involved on campus, alone time will become extremely important to you in college. Be sure to carve out time to reflect and think about how you are doing.

Ann Groves Lloyd
Freshman Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

Lakeshore path by the Lakeshore residence halls

Tip for undergraduates: 

*Go to class!* If you attend lectures, discussions, and labs regularly, as well as stay on top of the assignments/readings, preparation for exams and writing papers will be *so* much easier. Oh, how I wish someone had told me that my first semester!

Chris Logterman
Transfer Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

Allen Centennial Gardens and Botany Gardens

Tip for undergraduates: 

Ask for help when you need it, regardless of whether it is to find a classroom in a building or to gain instruction through tutoring and everything in between. There are many people on campus willing, and happy to help, but no one will know you need help if you do not ask.

Tim Scott
Freshman Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

Chazen Museum of Art. Cool, rotating exhibits, and it’s FREE. Go for fifteen minutes, or five hours.

Tip for undergraduates: 

Study abroad. I worked in the field for several years, and so many of my students came back and said, “This was the best semester/year of my life."

Sarah Seibold
Freshman Advisor
Favorite place on campus: 

All of the little “hidden” libraries on campus (like the Art Library)

Tip for undergraduates: 

Find time to get involved in a meaningful way on campus and in your community. It will make for a more enriching learning experience, keep you connected to outside academics, and prepare you for life after college.