Recent Sightings Recent sightings: Chancellor’s Convocation
For thousands of students new to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Experience officially begins when they meet Chancellor Rebecca Blank at the Kohl Center. Amidst the hubbub of getting adjusted to new roommates and buying supplies, the Chancellor’s Convocation offers a chance for first-year and transfer students to come together as a class, experiencing the traditions of the UW–Madison campus. The event, presented through the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE), took place Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Kohl Center.
Photos by Bryce Richter/University Communications
Aaron Bird Bear, interim assistant dean of Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education, addresses the crowd.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks to incoming freshmen and transfer students at the traditional annual event.
Patrick Sims, vice provost and chief diversity officer, takes his turn at the podium.
Hiwot Adilow, a junior in the College of Letters & Science and First Wave Scholar, engages the students.
Thousands of students donned Badger red for their introduction to the university.
Students engage in the time-honored ritual of locking arms and singing “Varsity.”
Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf distributes copies of “Just Mercy,” the 2015-16 selection for the Go Big Read program.
The crowd of thousands at the Kohl Center.