CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Brief Intervention for College Students) is a nationally recognized marijuana education and prevention program for college students. Following a harm reduction approach, CASICS aims to reduce risky behaviors and harmful consequences of marijuana abuse. The program is designed to assist students to examine his/her own behavior in a judgment-free environment.

Register Today

Please read the details provided on registration and complete these two steps.

  1. Register online.
  2. During the COVID-19 pandemic, expect a video not physical appointment.
  3. After registration, confirm a schedule for your individual appointment with Connections Counseling (608-233-2100 ext-0 or
  • Program cost is $200
  • Register and submit credit card information using the online registration link above
  • After registering you must schedule your individual appointment.  Call 608-233-2100 ext-0 from 9 am to 7 pm Mon-Thurs, or until 3 pm Friday to schedule your appointment or Connections Counseling will try to contact you via email or phone to schedule.
  • If you are unable to use a credit card schedule an initial CASICS session in person at 5005 University Ave clinic location.
  • If you do not show for the first CASICS session or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, an $80 no-show fee applies. You are required to pay the additional fee prior to re-schedule.
  • If you do not show for the second and final session of CASICS, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, $80 will be due on the day of service of the second session ("No-Show" fee).
  • If you are late, you will not be seen and no show policy and fees above will apply
  • After successful CASICS completion, an email certificate of completion will be emailed to you.  Subsequent requests for documentation of completion have a $40 records fee.


Where?  Interviews are conducted at two locations.  First, on campus, at 1403 University Ave.  Second, Connections Counseling office, located two miles west of the UW Hospital at the intersection of University Avenue and Whitney Way. Convenient access exists to many City of Madison bus lines including routes 12, 15, 28, 71 and 72.  Address 5005 University Ave.  Both locations require a prior appointment.

Connections Counseling

5005 University Ave


What is CASICS for marijuana?

The program involves two one-on-one sessions (sessions scheduled two weeks apart) with a trained CASICS facilitator following procedures developed and implemented at campuses across the United States. CASICS is a required educational program for UW-Madison students found responsible for marijuana (or related) violations through the Chapter UWS 17 nonacademic misconduct disciplinary process. CASICS may be required on the first and second marijuana-related violation(s), or any violations involving more serious circumstances. CASICS may also include a discussion of student drinking habits if recommended by University staff. In the sessions, students will have a structured opportunity to assess their individual risk and identify potential changes for the future, and is intended to reduce the potential harms that are associated with higher risk marijuana use.

How do I enroll in CASICS?

CALL Connections Counseling, LLC: (608) 233-2100 (Ext 0)

How long do I have to complete CASICS? How do I verify completion of CASICS?

UW-Madison students are generally required to complete CASICS within four weeks from their case decision date, and the exact due date is listed in a student’s finding letter issued by the investigating officer. Please print the “Brief Marijuana Assessment Referral & Compliance Form” and bring it to the first session. Upon completion, the provider notifies the Dean of Students Office, and the Dean of Students Office will notify the investigating officer. Documentation regarding completion necessary for any court appearances should be requested from the provider.

What happens if I miss a session or do not complete CASICS coursework?

Please refer to the provider cancellation policy for information on charges associated with missed sessions. Failure to complete CASICS would constitute a violation of UWS 17.09(16), “Noncompliance with disciplinary sanctions,” and could result in additional disciplinary action, sanctions, and a hold placed on a student's registration and transcripts.


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