On Dec. 13, 2020 a new group of UW–Madison students will officially graduate and join the Badger alumni community. Following public health guidelines, the university will recognize this group during a virtual commencement program that will be posted online at

CALS will also host a virtual celebration of our newest graduates, including details about department-level recognition plans that begin this week. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, CALS will release a recorded program at with remarks from Dean Kate VandenBosch and a video featuring names and student-submitted photos of all CALS graduates. The video of graduates is a new feature introduced by the Chancellor’s Office this semester with the intention of providing more individual student recognition in a virtual format.

Join in the celebration on social media using #uwgradcals. Selected posts will be shared at