Madison College News

High school students invited to Pitch

Madison College has launched Pitch — a competition in which high school students propose new business ideas and receive professional feedback and support. The event helps high school students learn effective communication and problem-solving skills, as well as how to think in more creative and innovative ways.

Pitch is open to all high school students living in the 12 counties Madison College serves. Interested participants are asked to create and submit a video explaining their idea by
April 1. From that pool of videos, 12 finalists will be chosen to present their pitch before a panel of judges for cash prizes on May 3 at Madison College’s Truax Campus.

This year’s cash prizes include $500 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Additionally, other prizes will be available and all finalists will receive “swag bags” filled with T-shirts and other goodies.

Published February 21, 2019. Updated February 19, 2019.

Scholars of Promise applications due April 1

The Madison College Scholars of Promise program helps income-eligible recent high school graduates realize their dream of attending college by removing financial barriers.

This program covers the remaining cost of tuition after federal and state financial aid is applied. Scholars also have a mentor to guide them through admissions, financial aid and class enrollment. The college provides advising support throughout the student's time at Madison College. Students also have opportunities for career guidance and readiness, financial literacy, academic tutoring and workshops, transfer information and more.

High school seniors can indicate interest after they apply to a Madison College financial aid eligible program, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and take an ACT exam or Accuplacer test. Applicants must have proof of completion of junior year with a 2.25 or higher GPA. Forms are due April 1.

Juniors may also indicate interest in the program and receive assistance with the transition from high school to Madison College.

Published February 19, 2019.

Cookbook author, Chicago restauranteur to speak

The Madison College Chef Series will feature Rick Tramonto, owner of Chicago's TRU restaurant and James Beard Award winner, at the Wednesday, March 6, event in the demonstration kitchen at the Truax Campus.

Tramonto will talk about his culinary career and demonstrate his skills. The evening begins at 5:15 with complimentary beverages. The presentation will start at 6 p.m.

The Chef Series is presented by the Vollrath Company and hosted by Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Television's Emmy award-winning Wisconsin Foodie. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Published February 14, 2019. Updated February 18, 2019.

Event showcases programs for health careers

Experience Madison College events allow prospective students to try college on for size. Attendees can meet instructors, participate in hands-on activities and take a campus tour focused on your interests.

Advisors, staff and instructors are available to answer your questions about applying to and starting college. Plus, all attendees get a free application.

Students interested in health careers can explore the options at Madison College Feb. 22, from 12-4 p.m. Attendees including parents must register for the event.

Future events include:

  • Business & Applied Arts: April 5
  • Applied Science, Engineering & Technology: April 19
  • Arts & Sciences/Liberal Arts Transfer: April 26
  • Human & Protective Services: May 10


Published February 13, 2019.

Smart Start session coming up Feb. 23

Students who wish to enroll can receive help to get started at a South Campus Smart Start session. The next Smart Start event will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

College staff will guide attendees through the initial steps to become a Madison College student. The new Goodman South Campus will open for the fall 2019 semester.

Advance registration is required. Seats are limited to 20 students each session. Lunch is provided to registered attendees.

Published February 13, 2019.

Early voting available at Truax, South campuses

Madison College is hosting absentee voting at Truax and South Madison campuses for City of Madison residents. City residents may cast an absentee ballot at either location between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday, February 4-16. Ballots differ depending on voter's address. To find out what is on your ballot, visit

Voter registration is available at both locations through Friday, February 15. Voting booths are located by the Truax Welcome Center and in the Student Lounge at the South Campus.


Published February 13, 2019.

Campuses will remain closed Tuesday, Feb. 12

No classes or events will take place at Madison College campuses today. Normal operations will resume Wednesday, Feb. 13. 

Madison College students should check Blackboard and their Madison College email account for additional communications from faculty.

Published February 12, 2019.

All campuses closed until 1 p.m.

All Madison College campuses will be closed until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Please see college website and future Wolfpack alerts for more information. 

Madison College students should check Blackboard and their Madison College email account for additional communications from faculty.


Published February 12, 2019.

Chef Series features Native American cuisine

The next Madison College Chef Series program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Truax Campus in the demonstration kitchen. Sean Sherman, a Minneapolis-based Native American chef will shine a spotlight on indigenous foods.

A cookbook author, caterer and food educator, Sherman won a James Beard Award in the American Cooking category. He founded The Sioux Chef, a team committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture.

Sherman will talk about and demonstrate his style of cooking. Ticket holders will receive two complimentary beverages beginning at 5:15 p.m. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Madison College Chef Series, presented by The Vollrath Company and hosted by Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Public Televisions Emmy award winning Wisconsin Foodie!



Published February 1, 2019. Updated February 11, 2019.

Fort Atkinson, Watertown campuses remain closed Feb. 1

Madison College's Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses remain closed Friday, Feb. 1, due to facilities issues. All other campuses are open for normal operations.

Published February 1, 2019.