The Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) is a high-impact, quality-learning, first-year experience for students entering the university. Students typically enter SCE through PEOPLE, First Wave, and CAE; however, any interested student may apply to participate through CAE. As an SCE student, you will take two classes for degree credit, register for fall courses, and learn about UW-Madison resources and campus culture during a six-week residential summer program.
The curriculum is designed to advance your skills in writing, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. You will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of other first-year students and faculty/staff, while getting adjusted to the University’s academic and social environment. In the sections below, you can find out more about SCE academics, programming, and housing during the six-weeks.