President’s Message

Dr. Bettsey Barhorst, President, Madison Area Technical College

Welcome back!

This is an exciting time at Madison College. Construction crews are preparing to start work on a number of new campus buildings, the college is turning 100 and we can now offer students free health care services on campus.

Construction Update

Groundbreaking for Madison College’s new Health Education building, Fire and Protective Services building, Ingenuity Center and Gateway building are scheduled for Wednesday, September 21.

The college’s regional campuses in Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Portage and Reedsburg are also being expanded and renovated, and will celebrate their own individual groundbreaking ceremonies.

Where do I Park?

Most of the College’s new buildings will be constructed within the main Truax parking lot. So, you’re probably wondering, “where do I park?” The good news is the college has expanded some of its other parking areas for students, so there will be about the same number of parking spaces available on campus as last year.

There’s a helpful map to show you where to park. Just go to:
If you have any questions, please call Public Safety at (608) 246-6031.

Centennial Celebration

Did you know you’re part of history? Madison College is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2012. To kick-off the big centennial celebration, we’re having a cupcake walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 in the Truax cafeteria. The walk will highlight the College’s storied history. Don’t worry, there will be free cupcakes too—100 dozen of them to honor our 100 years.

Then get ready to do some dancing. The cover band “Honeyshot” is putting on a free outside concert at the Truax campus from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Come help us celebrate 100 years!

New Student Health Care Services

If you’re suffering from the flu, a skin condition or other minor health problem, you can now get help at the Madison College and GHC Health Clinic. The clinic, which is free to students who pay activity fees, will be staffed by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. It will be open to students starting today (August 29), and is located off the “J” wing—near the vet tech barn. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to noon and
1 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The student health services are funded by the Madison College Student Activity Board and the Student Senate.

We’re very happy that you chose Madison College. Have a great semester!