Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising, career services & learning support communities


The Office of Academic & Career Success (OACS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has two complementary missions:

  • To bolster academic and career success through equitable, inclusive, and innovative advising, career development, and learning support services for students and alumni.
  • To guide and support the wellbeing and success of advising, career services, and learning support staff.

What Does OACS Do?

The Office of Undergraduate Advising, now the Office of Academic & Career Success, was created in 2011 as a signature investment of the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU). 

OACS provide central coordination and resources for the distributed undergraduate advising, learning support, and career services functions at UW–Madison. We provide training, technology, professional development, data, and community development opportunities. OACS also convenes decision making bodies for these three communities of staff.  

OACS provides direct services to students through seven sub-units: the Career Exploration Center, Cross-College Advising Service, Greater University Tutoring Services, Center for Pre-Health Advising, Center for Pre-Law Advising, Undergraduate Academic Awards, and the Office of Online Student Success.

OACS strives to center the needs of marginalized and underserved students and staff in everything we do.