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A day in the life of a Summer Term student

When she wakes up, Livvie Van Lanen has a cup of coffee and a moment to herself. She jots a line in her Gratitude Journal:

Livvie Van Lanen
Take a peek at Livvie Van Lanen’s action-packed Summer Term schedule.

“I’m grateful for my family, my health, my friends (be someone’s sunshine today).”

After Livvie’s half-hour of peace, she plunges into the whirlwind of her Summer Term schedule.

Livvie is a Green Bay native who transferred to the University of Wisconsin–Madison last fall to study communications. For her first summer in Madison, she’s enrolled in three Summer Term courses to stay on track for graduating on time—two online and one face-to-face. That would be challenging enough for any rising senior, but Livvie also works as an intern for the Transfer Transition Program.

And serves as editor in chief of the UW fashion publication ALT Magazine.

And introduces fellow transfer students to UW–Madison in SOAR sessions.

And stays in shape for a world-championship equestrian tournament in August.

And, believe it or not, still makes time to hang out with friends around town and on campus.

Fasten your seatbelt for a day in the life of a Summer Term student.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

Livvie’s Summer Term day begins serenely, with coffee, avocado toast, and her Gratitude Journal.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

She reports for duty as a marketing intern with the Transfer Transition Program.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

For her online course Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric, Livvie can study wherever she chooses. Like a Madison coffee shop…

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

…or her apartment’s rooftop pool.University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

Livvie prepares to help fellow transfer students with her SOAR Transfer Team.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer TermShe plans for the next edition of ALT Magazine.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer TermAnd gets in shape for the upcoming equestrian tournament.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

After dinner, it’s time to hang out at the Memorial Union Terrace.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer TermLivvie’s BFFs arrive for one of their favorite Terrace events, Open Mic Night. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

Enjoying a favorite flavor of Babcock Hall ice cream from the Memorial Union’s Daily Scoop.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

And another…

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Term

…and another.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer TermThe open mic performers play late into the night—a peaceful end to Livvie’s busy Summer Term day.

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