Events at a glance

A Celebration of Voting

Leading up to both the midterm and presidential elections, the UW Odyssey Project hosts a voting event in an effort to both inspire and promote voting. With the help of a few sponsors, Odyssey dedicates this event to informing voters of the logistics and the importance that go along with placing a vote. All are welcome to join us at the Urban League, including past and present Odyssey students, supporters of Odyssey, and other community members. Attendees will enjoy hearing Odyssey students, past and present, read their “Why Vote” essays, and are also given the opportunity to both register to vote and submit their official votes next door at the Goodman South Madison Library. We hope that those who attend will help us spread the word about voting and emphasize the fact that every vote truly does count!

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Night of the Living Humanities

Join us for our annual Night of the Living Humanities event held at the end of October at the University Club! Each year, students, staff, and supporters of Odyssey come together for a night filled with food, costumes, prizes, and inspiring remarks. This event holds the opportunity for attendees to mingle with others that share a love for the UW Odyssey Project, while meeting past and present students of the program.

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Odyssey Graduation

Since the UW Odyssey Project began in 2003, there has been a graduation ceremony following each academic year dedicated to those that complete two semesters and receive six UW-Madison credits. Friends and families of the students, along with other supporters of Odyssey, come together to recognize and celebrate each member of the graduating class. This ceremony includes food, drinks, and the chance to hear each student read something from a text that impacted them, or something that they wrote themselves during class. This event is one of our favorites, so you don’t want to miss it!

The 2019-2020 Odyssey Graduation ceremony celebrating this year’s class has been postponed due to COVID-19. The new date has yet to be determined.

Learn more about Odyssey graduation