First Year Student (and Parent & Guardian) Orientation – MOST

Overview - MOST Program for New Freshmen and Parents & Guardians

About MOST

The McBurney Orientation and Service Training (MOST) Program helps new freshmen and their parents and guardians get the MOST out of their transition to UW-Madison. Participants will have the opportunity to complete the McBurney Center orientation and service training activities before the start of Wisconsin Welcome.

In order to attend the MOST program, students must be determined eligible for McBurney Center services. Eligibility will be determined once you complete the initial meeting with your McBurney Center Access Consultant and submit documentation. Please see Apply for Accommodations for a detailed explanation.

Topics that will be included in the MOST program include: how to use approved classroom accommodations, understanding faculty expectations and perspectives, navigating campus resources, and implementing accommodations.

Timeline to be Eligible & RSVP for MOST

  1. January 31 to May 1: Submit disability documentation and other required forms to the McBurney Center. McBurney Center staff work with a large number of undergraduate and graduate students every year. To ensure timely consideration, we recommend that you submit required forms and documentation of disability as soon as you are admitted to UW-Madison.
  2. No Later than July 31: Complete an initial meeting in person, virtually, or over the phone. Once the online application is submitted, students will receive an email asking them to schedule an initial meeting with their McBurney Center Access Consultant. This email will be sent to your UW-Madison email account, which you can access by:
    1. Activating your UW NetID
    2. Logging into UW-Madison email/calendar using your UW NetID and password
  3. June – August: Schedule MOST Accommodations Trainings and engage in the MOST Online Canvas Course. You will receive an email from the McBurney Center Transition Team following your SOAR date with information regarding your MOST Accommodations Trainings and MOST Online Canvas Course.

Information for Parents, Guardians, and Support Teams

The Parents, Guardians, and Support Teams page includes a director welcome video, info on supporting students, and FAQs.