The College of Letters & Science is home to the humanities, the natural, physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences at UW-Madison. UW’s “fearless sifting and winnowing” philosophy was born right here.

“That’s what my liberal arts, well-rounded education helps with: understanding different kinds of people better.”

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“While academics are certainly important, you’re here for an education in life as well.”

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“I feel like I’m ready to be here on this campus. I feel like my contribution, big or small, is going to be here.”

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“One quote I believe is very true is, ‘College is about who you talk with.’”

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Celebrating the French House at 100

La Maison Française marks a century of bringing students, faculty and the broader community together for shared experiences in French language, food and culture.

“The French House is a residential learning community, an immersion experience, a cultural melting pot and a culinary workshop,” says Ritt Deitz of The Department of French and Italian. 

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SuccessWorks Rocks!

Join us for an exclusive concert experience benefiting SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science, a groundbreaking new center that’s transforming the ways liberal arts students prepare for career success. Three-time Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby headlines the show, supported by Eau Claire’s own Phil Cook.

Thursday, October 18 at the Wisconsin Union Theater

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