CALS pre-commencement celebration event

All May 2018 graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are invited to attend the CALS Pre-Commencement Reception on May 12, 2018. 

Family and friends are welcome at the Reception, which will take place ahead of the UW-Madison Commencement ceremony at noon. The CALS Pre-Commencement Reception event will be an opportunity to celebrate with your fellow classmates and learn how to stay connected with CALS after leaving campus. Members of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association, CALS’ alumni organization, will be in attendance to celebrate with you.

The reception runs from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in Allen Centennial Garden. Light refreshments will be provided.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., we will begin the CALS ceremonial march from Allen Garden to Camp Randall. Graduates interested in walking with their classmates to Commencement will gather for a picture and then walk to Camp Randall. We will walk to Camp Randall going down Linden Dr., over the pedestrian bridge to Old University, and then down Randall.

The Commencement website ( has information about the university’s commencement shuttle service, accessibility accommodations, inclement weather policies, and carry-in policies. 

Again, here are the CALS Pre-Commencement Reception details:
Date: May 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Allen Centennial Garden

To learn more about the CALS alumni community, please visit