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Family and Friends FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Honors and Awards Ceremony and why did I receive an invitation?

A: You are the family member of a student who has received a UW Oshkosh award or scholarship. At this ceremony, these students are recognized individually on stage with the Chancellor.

Q: Why are there two ceremonies? Which one do I go to?

A: The ceremony has grown so large that the venue can no longer accommodate the award recipients, their families and scholarship donors who wish to attend. You will be invited to the ceremony at which your student will be honored. Please see the schedule below.

  • Thursday, April 27 (COB, COEHS, CON award recipients)
  • Friday, April 28 (University-wide & COLS award recipients)

Q: I have been invited to the Honors and Awards Ceremony. Do I need to RSVP?

A: Family and friends of UW Oshkosh students do not need to RSVP for this event. However, it is advisable to confirm with your student whether or not they plan to attend the ceremony. Students who choose not to attend the ceremony will be listed in the printed program, but will not be recognized during the ceremony.

Q: Where is the ceremony? What time should I arrive?

A: The ceremony is held in the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave. Both ceremonies begin at 5:00 PM. We advise that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the ceremony to locate appropriate parking and find seats.

Q: Do you ever run out of seating?

A: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In past years, we have never run out of seating for guests of our award recipients.

Q: What will happen during the ceremony?

A: During the ceremony, your student will be recognized on stage for their scholarships/awards. Students will have their photo taken with the Chancellor.

Q: Can we take photos during the ceremony?

A: A professional photographer will take photos of all award recipients on stage. Following the ceremony, the photographer will email complimentary proofs to your student and you may choose to order copies of these prints. For this reason, we ask that family and friends remain seated during the ceremony.

Q: How long does the ceremony last?

A: We anticipate the ceremony will last approximately 1 hour. There will also be a reception with light refreshments and a photo area in the lobby of the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center following the ceremony.