Information for Parents

Student Privacy Rights (FERPA)

FERPA – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended – is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. Learn about FERPA and student privacy at UW-Madison or on the Department of Education website.

Enrollment Verification

For information on certifying enrollment status please see our Enrollment Verification page.


For information about commencement, please visit our Graduation-Completion of Degree Requirements page.

Parent Program

The Parent Program, a service provided by Visitor & Information Programs, helps you stay connected to campus and serves as your ongoing resource throughout your student's college career.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office of the Registrar
333 East Campus Mall #10101
Madison, WI 53715-1384
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