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Convocation 2023: Thousands of new students begin their ‘Wisconsin Experience’

September 5, 2023

Convocation is UW–Madison’s formal welcome ceremony for all new freshmen and transfer students. For thousands of incoming students, the event at the Kohl Center is their entry into higher education and the beginning of their academic experience at UW–Madison.

Arriving on campus, students enjoy welcome activities

September 3, 2022

Students arriving to campus had fun in  a variety of welcome activities in advance of Wednesday's first day of class.

Themed SOAR Live sessions are drawing an unexpectedly large virtual audience

July 22, 2020

SOAR sessions to introduce new students to campus are online this year. Incoming students can log on from anywhere in the world and ask questions through chat-room functions.

Freshman seminar helps put CALS students on path to success

August 22, 2019

To help new students navigate the challenges they face, CALS offers Inter Ag 155, a freshmen seminar course designed to introduce new students to the various options they have.

Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

August 4, 2017

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.

SOAR advising to have new home in College Library

January 30, 2017

Student Orientation, Advising and Registration advising sessions, currently scattered among several buildings, will have a permanent home in Helen C. White Hall.

Recent sightings: Wisconsin Welcome

September 5, 2015

Several thousand UW–Madison freshmen and transfer students turned out Friday night for a Wisconsin Welcome event at the Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison,…

Recent sightings: Chancellor’s Convocation

August 29, 2014

The Chancellor's Convocation, a Wisconsin Welcome event for incoming freshmen and transfer students, was held Friday, Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center. It highlighted a theme fundamental to the university: service.

‘Cabinet of curiosities’ captures nature through work of artists and scientists

February 21, 2014

Of all the places Sierra Swenson expected to end up during her first semester at college, precious few were lined with jars full of preserved reptiles.