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Postal address: Community and Alumni Relations Office, 40 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706-1491
Fax: (608) 262-2273

Submit an alumni note. What's new in your career and life? Email alumni notes to; mail them to Community and Alumni Relations Office, 40 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706-1491; or fax them to (608) 262-2273.

Write a letter. We welcome letters related to magazine content and enjoy hearing from you. Please submit letters to Letters may be edited for length or clarity.

Submit an essay or an idea. In Common welcomes engaging first-person essays from Nelson Institute topics related to your lives, professions or perspectives. The tone can range from serious to humorous, from sad to uplifting.

Any alumnus or alumna may send us an idea for an essay or a draft of 800 words or less to be considered for publication. Submit ideas or drafts to

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Change your address. Please use the Wisconsin Alumni Association online alumni directory to keep your mailing address current. This helps ensure that you continue to receive In Common and other Nelson Institute communications.

Log in to the alumni directory at then click the "Update Profile" link to revise your contact information. You may also send updates or name changes via email to; mail them to Address Changes, Wisconsin Alumni Association, 650 North Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706-1476; or fax them to (608) 265-8771. Or, phone the information toll free to (888) 947-2586.

Locate alumni. You can search for and locate other Nelson Institute and UW-Madison graduates through the Wisconsin Alumni Association online directory. Revise your own listing through the "Update Profile" link.

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