Connect Virtually with Dean Olstad

Christina Olstad, Dean of Students at UW-MadisonBelieve it or not, there’s only two (and a half) full weeks of classes left in the spring semester. It’s been a tumultuous and difficult semester, but we’re proud of everyone for working hard and doing their best during the transition to online classes.

As we near the end of the semester, we’re still here for you. We put together an article highlighting campus resources and services to support your health, wellbeing, and academic success. You can read it here.

Additionally, your Dean of Students Christina Olstad is holding virtual office hours for all students and invites you to start a conversation. Here are five reasons why you should attend Dean Olstad’s virtual office hours:

1. Introduce Yourself

Drop in and say “hello!” Dean Olstad would love to get to know you.

2. Share your Experience

Everybody is experiencing the Safer at Home order differently. Dean Olstad wants to hear how you’re holding up, where you are, and how remote classes are working for you.

3. Discuss your Concerns

Dean Olstad is here to listen to your concerns about classes, grading, graduation, studying, or anything else.

4. Connect with Campus Resources

During this time, there are many campus resources and services available to support you. Dean Olstad can help answer your questions and point you to the right resources.

5. Have a Nice Chat

Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to. No matter what is going on in your life, Dean Olstad wants to hear about it. She’s warm, welcoming, and her main focus is student success.

Now that you have a reason to connect, check out the upcoming hours listed below:

4/20/20   1pm – 3pm

4/28/20   1pm – 3pm

5/4/20     1pm – 3pm

To schedule a meeting, contact Kathy Kuno: For more about Dean Olstad, visit

Remember Badgers, as classes wind down and the weather gets warm, it’s important to continue social distancing. Staying home and social distancing increases your chances of staying healthy, keeps others healthy, and prevents the healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed. Read more about the Safer at Home Order. As always, go to for updates, resources, and support.