University of Wisconsin–Madison

Online Students Bootcamp

Students in the iSchool Online Masters Program begin their studies with a week in residence in Madison.
Schedule for 2017 Bootcamp

Bootcamp 2018 will be Aug 6-9

During Bootcamp, new distance students will meet their classmates as well as some iSchool faculty and staff. Some topics that will be covered:

  • Overview of the iSchool curriculum
  • Introduction to your first two classes, LIS 601 & 602
  • How to use CANVAS — the courseware used to deliver distance courses
  • Instruction on UW-Madison library resources, such as research databases and citation managers
  • Student-created poster presentations about their practicum placements
  • Complete the Technology Competency Survey — to insure that all students have basic technology skills

Here’s the final schedule for 2017 Bootcamp, with August 8, 2017, updates.

Bootcamp Logistics


Lodging for Bootcamp is arranged through University Housing, Conference Services, in Ogg Hall (see amenities). To see rates and policies, and make a room reservation, go directly to the University Housing reservation page. More questions? Contact the Conference Services Office at 608.262.5576 or


Parking passes for the Bootcamp week can be purchased for an additional fee — see UW Parking Information. Questions about parking? Contact Transportation Services at 608.263.6666 or