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Parking guidelines FAQs

During peak times, parking can become very frustrating for any place where lots of people drive their own vehicles. To help you better understand the Madison College parking guidelines, here are answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Do I need a permit to park in the college’s parking lot? Yes. All students and faculty/staff must display a valid parking permit. Parking permits are available at the Public Safety office on the first floor of the main Truax building.

Where can I park? There are designated parking areas for students and faculty/staff. Student parking is located in the lot between Wright and Pearson streets. Overflow student parking is available next to the soccer fields off Anderson Street and by the tennis courts at the corner of Wright and Straubel streets. Faculty/staff parking is located in the lot off Wright Street near Penske Truck Rental. Students are not allowed to park in the faculty/staff lot. “Who can park where” is clearly communicated with signage at all lots.

If the parking lot is full can I park along the curb or on the grass? No, your car will be ticketed and/or towed. This is especially important as we move into the snow plowing season. Please double-check the parking lot to make sure all the spaces have been taken. Many times there are available spots toward the back corners of the lot. If the parking lot is indeed full, please use the overflow areas discussed earlier. For faculty/staff, the overflow areas are the student parking lots. Recently the College installed greatly improved lighting along the walking path through the woods from the student overflow lots to improve safety and support the use of these parking options when other lots are full.

Helpful note: Adjusting your arrival time on campus can make a big difference in the competition you face for a parking space.

What if I still have questions about parking on campus? Please contact the Public Safety department at (608) 246-6031.

Thank you for helping to ensure that our parking areas are safe and efficient. Following these simple
guidelines can save you the frustration and costs associated with receiving a parking ticket.

Vice President of Administration Services, Mark Thomas.

Published November 18, 2015.

Free paraffin dip with basic manicure or pedicure at Madison College salons

Starting in November, all clients at Trustyle Salon and North Caroll Street Salon will receive a free paraffin dip with a basic manicure or pedicure.

Paraffin wax is very moisturizing and leaves skin feeling rejuvenated. Paraffin wax baths are also used in heat therapy for people with arthritis or other rheumatic diseases — the heat increases blood flow and relaxes the muscles, improving joint stiffness and reducing pain.

This offer is only available through Friday, Dec. 11. Offer available by appointment only.

For more information, call Trustyle Salon at (608) 246-6068 or the North Carroll Street salon at (608) 258-2404.

Published November 5, 2015.

Child and Family Center's Halloween-themed campus tours

The Truax and Downtown sites of Madison College's Child and Family Center thanks all faculty, staff and community members who participated in the children’s costumed tour of the campuses.

Special thanks to Valentina Ahedo, her team and all of the departments at Downtown that participated. Much thanks to Student Life, Student Development Center, TRiO and the Culinary Arts Department at Truax for your support.

This event was very special for all of the children; they had so much fun walking around, showing their costumes and sharing this special event with everyone. The Child and Family Center extends their deep appreciation for your continued support of the children and families in the program.

Published November 2, 2015.

Bring students to the Fall 2015 College Transfer Fair

Madison College hosts the Fall 2015 College Transfer Fair Thursday, Oct. 29. The fair will be held in the Truax campus Gateway from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

More than 30 college representatives will be on campus to answer potential transfer students questions in an effort to ease the transfer process for our students. 

Please encourage students who plan to transfer in the future to attend this event.

Questions? Contact the Student Development Center at (608) 246-6076.

Published October 26, 2015.

Libraries offer stress relief activities during midterms

The libraries will be helping students with the mid-term crunch by offering a variety of fun events during the week of Oct. 28.

Events offered at the Truax campus library include:

Monday (all day): Poe-literally correctness

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon: Free coffee

Wednesday (all day): HalloWednesday featuring costumes and candy

Thursday, 1:00-2:30 p.m.: Going to the Dogs — the therapy dogs are back for a visit!

Friday at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Film screening of a Halloween classic in the Library Commons

Check with your librarian for activities available at your local campus!

Published October 21, 2015.

Spring 2016 registration cycle begins

As of Oct. 15, Spring 2016 classes have been posted online. Continuing program students can begin registering for classes on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Enrollment appointments are viewable in the Student Center.  

If students need assistance with course planning, faculty and academic advisors are ready to assist continuing program students now. After Nov. 12, advising services will be in demand due to the start of new program student advising and registration sessions.

Encourage students to seek advising assistance in October if they require help developing a course plan for the upcoming term and beyond.

For all upcoming registration cycle dates, visit the Registration Calendar website.

The Priority Registration Student Flyer (PDF, 284KB) can be handed to students as a guide to planning and enrolling. If you would like a large quantity to hand out, contact SDS Operations.

Published October 16, 2015.

Study abroad opportunities for spring break and summer 2016

The Center for International Education has many Study Abroad opportunities available for students during the 2015-16 academic year. Deadlines are approaching fast for spring break and summer programs.

Please encourage students to consider applying and check out program options for yourself too. Interested participants can view a list of programs on the education abroad website.

Spring break program options include: Jamaica Nursing Service Learning, Global Studies in Ireland, Fashion Marketing in London and Dental Hygiene in Belize.

Summer programs include: French Language in Quebec, Spanish Language in Costa Rica, Renewable Energy in Belize, London Performing Arts, Spain Culinary and many others.

Questions? Contact the Study Abroad office.

Published October 16, 2015.

Therapeutic massage clinic available for scheduling online appointments

Starting Oct. 12, the therapeutic massage clinic will use a new online scheduling tool to make appointments.

The student clinic will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 28 to Dec. 16 (except for Nov. 12 and 26). Appointments are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. A one-hour massage costs $35.

The Madison clinic is located at 1705 Hoffman St., Rm. 141. Visitor parking is available in gated areas.

You may access the online scheduling tool through the Massage Clinic's website. Otherwise, schedule appointments by phone at (608) 258-2367.

Published October 9, 2015. Updated October 23, 2015.

Faculty present training sessions, showcase online offerings at Administrative Professionals Conference

Business Technology faculty Lynn Baldwin, Kristyn Jacobson, Karen Jennings and Kathy Spahn showcased the department’s online Administrative Professional and Medical Administrative Specialist and certificate offerings at the Administrative Professionals Conference Oct. 4-7 in Grapevine, Texas. The team also presented at four conference sessions on the topics of “Quick Tips to Improve Your Business Writing” and “Make the Most of the World’s Largest Professional Network-LinkedIn”.

The Administrative Professionals Conference is a premiere professional development event for administrative professionals and executive assistants. The conference was attended by more than 1,200 professionals who serve in a variety of administrative roles.

A marketplace expo booth highlighted the department’s educational pathways and allowed personal interaction between faculty and current and prospective students.

Questions? Contact the Business Technology Department.

Published October 9, 2015.

Santa's Wish List: Supporting students during the holiday season

Santa's Wish List is a program designed to assist Madison College students that need help providing gifts to their children during the holiday season.

Let students know about this opportunity for support made available through Madison College’s Volunteer Center. The application period is Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.

Although completing this application does not guarantee assistance, every attempt will be made to place students into a program that can help.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be taken after that date. Applicants will be informed of their status by Nov. 13.

For more information on student eligibility, please visit the Santa’s Wish List website.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Center at (608) 243-4593.

Published October 9, 2015.