Dear CALS faculty and staff:
This is just a friendly reminder that CALS is hosting a post-commencement reception, and you are welcome to attend. The reception will take place on Sunday, Dec. 20, following the 10:00 a.m. commencement ceremony. It will be held in the Nicholas Pavilion within the Kohl Center and will likely start at 12:00 or 12:30 p.m. (depending on the length of the ceremony).
This is a great opportunity to welcome both undergraduates and graduates into the alumni community. Students regularly tell us they appreciate faculty and staff taking the time to attend. Please let me know if you have questions.
Also, the degrees read at commencement have changed, see this eCALS post (http://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2015/12/09/when-less-is-more-cals-reaches-undergrad-degree-goal/). Students sometimes ask why their majors where not read at commencement. Majors are not named during commencement ceremonies and do not show up on students’ diplomas. Only degrees are recognized.
Assistant Dean for Student Development
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences