Welcome TO the celebration of

CALS Winter 2022 Graduates

Winter Commencement

On Sunday, December 18, a new group of UW–Madison students will officially graduate and join the Badger alumni community. Doctoral, professional, master’s, and bachelor’s degree candidates in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are invited to attend a CALS pre-commencement celebration from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in the Symphony Room at Gordon Commons. Friends and family are also invited to attend. A light breakfast will be served. The UW–Madison commencement ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. in the Kohl Center.

Visit the UW–Madison Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common commencement questions. CALS specific questions can be directed to academicaffairs@cals.wisc.edu 

Department Commencement Activities

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On Tuesday, December 6 from 4-6 pm BSE recognized graduates at the conclusion of the Senior Design capstone class in the Ag Engineering Lab building.

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Biology majors are invited to stop by 2511 Microbial Sciences Center on Monday, December 12 from 3:00-4:30 pm to chat with advisors and pick up a Biology Major travel mug.

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Environmental Sciences graduates are invited to celebrate the end of the semester on Thursday, December 8 in 357 and 360 Soils. Drop-in anytime between 2-5pm for snacks, drinks, and conversation with other Environmental Sciences majors.

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Genetics will be hosting a Graduation Reception on Saturday, December 17 from 4-6pm in the Genetics/Biotech Atrium.

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Join the horticulture department for their end of semester celebration on Thursday, December 15 around 12pm. More details to be sent via email.

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A reception will be held on Friday, December 16 from 3:30-4:15pm at Hiram Smith Hall with faculty and instructors in attendance. Food and drink will be provided. Remarks by the Department Chair will begin at 3:40pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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Watch the department’s social media pages for tributes to their graduates.

Department Commencement Activities

Agricultural and Applied Economics

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Agronomy

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Agroecology

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Animal and Dairy Sciences

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Biology

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Biochemistry

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Bacteriology: Microbiology major

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Biological Systems Engineering

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Community and Environmental Sociology

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Entomology

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Environmental Sciences

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Food Science

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Forest and Wildlife Ecology

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Genetics and Genomics

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Global Health

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Horticulture

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Life Sciences Communication

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Nutritional Sciences

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Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics

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Plant Pathology

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Soil Science

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Profiles

Claire Michel

Claire Michel will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in life sciences communication, with certificates in entrepreneurship and Italian. Read more about Michel in this Q&A, where she describes how she found the LSC major, her leadership experiences, her plans for the future, and the value of the CALS QuickStart program.

Raven Hall

Raven Hall will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences, with certificates in food systems and global health. Read more about Hall in this Q&A, where she describes her interest in the intersection of food and health, her student org experiences – including co-founding two orgs – plus her future plans, and the importance of embracing self-compassion.

Michael Bartlett Smith

Michael Bartlett Smith will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in entomology and biochemistry. Read more about Smith in this Q&A, where he describes how he found his passion for insect agriculture, the value of inter-personal connections, and his grad school plans to further study insect farming – to support global food security and environmental sustainability.

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