Photo gallery They’re all Badgers now
Chancellor Rebecca Blank spoke to thousands of first-year students gathered for the Chancellor’s Convocation for New Students, a Wisconsin Welcome event held at the Kohl Center on Sept. 4. Plenty of other top university officials welcomed the students to UW–Madison, and Bucky Badger even joined in the fun. There are 6,860 new freshmen this fall semester.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks to thousands of first-year students.
Undergraduate Yogev Ben-Yitschak, a junior from Milwaukee, Wis., but who grew up in Northern Israel, speaks at convocation.
Patrick Sims, vice provost for diversity and climate, addresses first-year students.
First-year students listen intently.
Lori Reesor, vice chancellor of student affairs, speaks at the ceremony.
From left to right, undergraduate student speaker Yogev Ben-Yitschak, Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf welcome UW-Madison mascot Bucky Badger to the stage at the end of the ceremony.
Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf speaks to thousands of first-year students gathered for convocation..
Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf, center, welcomes Chancellor Rebecca Blank to the podium.
Following a prompt from speaker Lori Reesor, vice chancellor for student affairs, for audience members to introduce themselves during convocation.
First-year students link arms and sing "Varsity" at the end of the ceremony.
André E. Phillips, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, helps volunteers distribute "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" following the convocation ceremony. The book, by Dan Egan, is the 2018-19 selection for Go Big Read, a UW-Madison common-reading program.
Bucky Badger and Chancellor Rebecca Blank help volunteers distribute complimentary copies of "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" following the Chancellor's Convocation for New Students at the Kohl Center on Sept. 4.
First-year students -- a few wearing College of Letters & Science-branded T-shirts -- depart convocation.