The University of Wisconsin-Madison will welcome students back to campus as scheduled for the start of fall classes on September 2.  Please check the University’s “Smart Restart” page for regular updates.  As classes begin, we will continue to make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  As we begin the semester, our staff is primarily working remotely, and Advisor Rachelle Eilers will meet remotely with students until further notice.  Contact her via email or Starfish to make an appointment. CLS Library materials are available to “Pickup by Appointment at Memorial or Steenbock. Contact Administrator Peter Haney for reference questions. For the time being, the Academic Resource Center and the CLS Library space are closed to the public.  The Program will not hold in-person Community Gatherings this Fall, but watch for other co-curricular programming as the semester progresses.  The Dígame Program will continue with UHS counselors available for remote meetings starting September 24th. For more information and guidelines for use of Ingraham Hall 3rd floor, please see the Program’s reoccupancy plan, which was approved in August. ¡Cuídense mucho!  We hope to see you soon.


Curious about CLS? Our committed and engaging faculty offer interdisciplinary undergraduate courses at all levels.  Check out our listings to find out more.

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Spring 2020 threw us all for a loop, but we held it together.  The latest issue of our newsletter, Regeneración, highlights the accomplishments of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. CLS Newsletter Link


Need money? Internet access? Information? Health assistance?  Academic support? Here are  various forms of help available to UW-Madison undergraduates.  Want to help UW students yourself? The UW Foundation has a new emergency support fund.  CLS will update this list regularly, so keep checking back.

CLS News

  • Bienvenidos

    CLS Program Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2020

    This fall, the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program is delighted to welcome two new faculty members.  One of these, Dr. Theresa Delgadillo, is beginning her first year at the UW-Madison as Professor of English and …

  • CLS Faculty and Staff React to the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision

    The faculty and staff of the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program welcome the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  We also commend Chancellor Blank for her statement on the case. The news comes at …

  • CLS Statement of Solidarity and Consciousness

    Like most people in the United States, the faculty and staff of the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program find ourselves overwhelmed by grief and rage following recent reports of police and vigilante violence against African …

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Thu 24

CLS Program Open House

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 30

Latinx in COVID

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 06

Virtual Wisconsin Latinx History Sharing

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm