CLS students with flags from Latin American countries during the March Up Bascom

Welcome to the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As classes continue this Summer, we will make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  Our staff will be in their offices regularly and can also meet with students remotely.  Contact advisor Rachelle Eilers via email or Starfish to make an appointment. The CLS Library and Academic Resource Center will be open to the public 8:30am to 4:30pm this Spring.  Contact Administrator Peter Haney for reference questions.  Weekly CLS Community Gatherings will return in the Fall, along with virtual “Dígame” counseling sessions with UHS’s Jeff Hird. Watch for news about other events and co-curricular programming as the year progresses.  For updates on building access and safety measures, check the University’s COVID-19 response page.  ¡Cuídense mucho!  We hope to see you soon.

Current Courses

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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In spite of so many challenges, the 2021-2022 year was successful for the Program. Our latest newsletter highlights the CLS familia’s achievements.Spring 2022 Newsletter

Student COVID-19 Resources

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? The UW Foundation has a new emergency support fund.  CLS will update this list regularly, so keep checking.

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There are no upcoming events at this time.