Despite battling COVID, deaths of loved ones, homelessness, domestic abuse, parenting stress, lost wages, and physical and mental health challenges, the UW-Madison Odyssey Class of 2021 beat the odds.
Thirty-five students graduated in a virtual ceremony on May 5, sharing complex works of literature, philosophy, history, and works of art. As the first graduating class to complete both semesters of Odyssey online, these inspiring students were cheered on with widespread community support to celebrate their tremendous success.
“All of us are here tonight to celebrate the amazingly resilient and courageous Class of 2021, as they earn jumpstart credits in the humanities from one of the top universities in the world, the UW Madison,” said Emily Auerbach, co-director/founder of UW Odyssey Project. “The students that you’re going to meet tonight will soon join our nearly 500 alumni in changing the world.