There are many things that new students must complete before and soon after arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. New students will receive an email notification instructing them to activate their UW email address, NetID, and to register for 990 research credits prior to arriving at UW-Madison.
B. Wiscmail and NetID
- To establish a UW email account (Wiscmail), visit www.wisc.edu, click on "My UW"
- Students will need a student ID number and their date of birth to activate their Wiscmail account
- Follow the instructions to create a NetID and password
- Students should notify the Biophysics Office (firstname.lastname@example.org of their wisc.edu email address
- If problems occur, contact the DoIT Office (264-4357)
C. 990 Research Credits
Incoming rotation students follow the procedure below to register for eight credits of Physiology 990 research with Dr. Meyer Jackson (Biophysics Program Chair).
- To register for 990 research credits:
- Visit www.wisc.edu, click on "My UW"
- Log into "My UW" using the UW NetID and password
- Click on the "Student Center" link in the top right corner (a new window will pop up)
- Click the blue "Course Enrollment" link
- Under the "add" tab, select term: Fall 2015-16
- In the blank field that states "Enter Class Nbr," fill in 72113
- In the field that states "Units," select 8 from the pull-down menu, then click "Next"
- Click "Next" again
- On the following screen select "Proceed to Step 2 of 3"
- Select "Finish Enrolling"
- The class schedule can now be viewed
- Biophysics students will choose their courses following Orientation
E. Health Insurance
- In the summer, incoming rotation students will be sent benefits information with instructions and application forms
- Benefits packets must be completed and submitted to the Biophysics Office
F. UW ID Card
- A UW ID card (Wiscard) is a student's campus photo ID
- To obtain a Wiscard, students must be registered for at least eight credits
- Students will be able to pick up obtain their Wiscard during Orientation
- Personal ID (drivers license, passport, or state issued ID) must be presented when requesting an initial or replacement Wiscard
G. Bus Pass
- Graduate students are eligible for a free City of Madison Metro unlimited ride bus pass
- A valid Wiscard must be presented in order to pick up a bus pass
- New fall 2015 bus passes will be available beginning August 24. Visit the link for details about where to pick up your bus pass.
H. Biological Safety at UW-Madison
There are various safety trainings that a student may need to take when working in a lab on campus. If a student is working with animals or radiation, UW-Madison requires that the student complete the necessary training. For each lab rotation, the student should check with each faculty trainer about which training sessions he/she will need to attend for that specific lab. Below are the various training courses offered by the UW Office of Biological Safety.