Karen Francis

Position title: Undergraduate Advisor

Email: karen.francis@wisc.edu

1008 Van Hise Hall

headshot: Karen Francis

Undergraduate Advising Page

Karen arrived in the Department in December 2005 to assume the newly-created role of Undergraduate Advisor. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison herself, she earned a BS in Spanish here five years earlier. She has found her calling and loves working with the undergraduates in the Department. She is an incurable nerd with a special love for all things Tolkien. Mae g’ovannen!

Summer 2024 Schedule

7:00am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday
(email for on-campus availability or schedule an advising appointment)

Academic Year 2024-25 Schedule

On Campus:
8:00am-4:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
8:00am-4:00pm Mondays and Fridays

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Advising Award (February 2016)
  • College of Letters & Science Advising Award (May 2013)
  • Alpha Phi Recognition (April 2013)
  • Center for the First-Year Experience Outstanding Work with First-Year Students Award (November 2012)

On Wisconsin! 

If it helps, the final question on the declaration survey is just for fun. Don’t take it too seriously.