Are you new to Madison College? Check out these tools for success

The following information was provided by Prof. Lynn Baldwin from the Madison College Mindset for Success course. Outpost 422 investigates tools for success and relays resources by paying forward and passing on.

Outpost 422 provides a service called “Hell is Warm on the Homefront,” which is virtual confessional and podcast service. The show airs on the Madison College Clarion Radio server on Thursdays from 11-12 p.m. CDT.

Please fill out the contact form if you are interested in being a guest on the podcast or show. We are seeking stories about surviving trauma bonding and Machiavellian abuse.

Madison College is the greatest place on earth–make sure you take full advantage of all of the experience! If you have any questions about anything, never hesitate to reach out.  You’ll find an extensive collection of those here

You can get FREE Microsoft office products here:

Food Pantry:

Free Legal Service:

RISE: Retention Initiative and Student Engagement

Meet the RISE Team and learn about the programs and services we offer to include:

  • Academic Success Coaching
  • SCMP – Scholars of Color Mentoring Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • TOPS College Success
  • MoE- Men of Excellence
  • VRS – Veterans Resource Services
  • First-Generation Student Club — “I’m First”

For more information, please contact Janine Wilson, RISE director.  Email:

Academic Support

A variety of academic support is available to students, including Libraries, Student Achievement Center, Writing Center and computer help.

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Specialized advising services for veterans, transfer students, international students, and new and current students.

Art & Media

Students who enjoy the arts or media have several options at Madison College, including Performing Arts, The Clarion, the Yahara Journal and an art gallery.


With eight intercollegiate sports and a wide variety of intramural offerings, student-athletes can find ways to be involved at Madison College. Most degree credit students have free access to the college to the Madison College Fitness Center.

Career & Employment

This is an amazing resource that is available to you even after you graduate!  Here is link  Career & Employment Services

Civic Engagement

A variety of service learning opportunities are available to all Madison College students through the Volunteer Center, including regular alternative break trips during winter and spring break. Volunteering is a great way to help others.

Clubs and Student Organizations

The Center for Student Life has more than 60 clubs available and several student organizations. Whether you’re into music, movies, politics or social activities, there’s a place for you in Student Life.


Counseling services available for help during a crisis.  Here is the link: Counseling Services

Disability Resource Services

Disability Resource Services available include advising, approved accommodations and yearly events.

Diversity and Multicultural Programming

Student Life and the Center for International Education offer multicultural programs ranging from study abroad options to United Common Ground, a student-led organization that focuses on multiculturalism and contemporary issues.

Financial Literacy

Provides suggestions on paying for college, as well as online money knowledge resources. If you’re not sure about how simple the scholarship process is or why it might be important for you, check out our own Hospitality Management program student, Natalie Mickelson’s, incredibly helpful  video testimony here:


The college offers great options such as a Challenge Course, a Fitness Center, and  Group Classes.

Graduation Resources

Everything you need to know about graduation, including requirements, cost, ceremony information and the checklist.


Leadership opportunities include joining the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, running for Student Senate, becoming a Student Ambassador or participating in Student Life leadership development programs.

Medical Care

Don’t forget about our FREE Medical Clinic. Also if you need to, check out the Student Health Insurance available.


During Orientation you can meet with your admission and academic advisors, plan your studies, receive personalized enrollment assistance, and meet students and instructors in your program.


The college offers great options such as the Goodman Sports Complex, Intercollegiate Athletics and Intramural Sports.

Testing Services

A wide-range of testing including GED/HSED, placement, certification and accommodated testing.

Transfer Services

Assistance with meeting transfer requirements to transfer from MATC to your future college or university, including development of a transfer plan to meet your academic goals.


Services available to you include:

Thank you for supporting the Outpost 422 journey. Namastasmos represents the transition into the college classroom and transfer to the UW. Take full advantage of finding gratitude and journal about how awesome John Stamos is as a drummer. Drum along to Kokomo in times of worry and stress resulting from pandemic social isolation PTSD.



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