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2017 Opening Day Convocation

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Alumni Welcome & Conference Center

Opening Day 2017

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will commence the academic year on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with activities for students, faculty and staff. The entire campus community is welcomed and encouraged to attend these events.

Hop aboard the trolley to come over to the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. The trolley will run from 7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Great Hall

The Opening Day continental breakfast will be served inside the Great Hall. Meet your colleagues, enjoy refreshments and celebrate the beginning of the new academic year.

8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Day Convocation – Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom

The convocation includes campus news and updates from Chancellor Leavitt as well as the presentation of faculty, academic staff and university staff awards.

10:45 a.m. Opening Day College Meetings

  • College of Nursing: Clow CL104 at 10:45 a.m.
  • College of Education & Human Services: NE 151 at 10:45 a.m.
  • College of Letters & Science: AWCC Ballroom at 10:45 a.m.
  • College of Business: Sage 1216 at 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Taste of UW Oshkosh and Student Employment Fair – Pedestrian Mall

Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of UW Oshkosh as students, faculty and staff celebrate the beginning of a new academic year.

2:00 p.m. Opening Day Run/Walk/Stroll – Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC)

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join Chancellor Leavitt for the annual one, two, or three-mile run/walk/stroll beginning at 2 p.m. from the SRWC to Titan Stadium. Free commemorative T-shirts are available when your register online. (More information on T-shirts/ordering to come at a later date.)

1 Mile Route  2 Mile Route  3 Mile Route