After successfully completing two semesters of the UW Odyssey Project, students are invited to a graduation ceremony celebrating and acknowledging their accomplishments. Families, friends, and fans of Odyssey gather together in Great Hall at Memorial Union to show their support and admiration for the educational journeys these students have now begun. Standing up in front of hundreds of people, each student gets the chance to claim the stage and read from their own writing, or from a text that greatly impacted them. It is a powerful and exhilarating moment, and in a sense they’ve been preparing for it all year. To get a glimpse of the powerful stories shared during graduation, please watch the video below of Odyssey alum Tandalaya Taylor reading her piece titled, “Feeling Proud” from last year’s graduation ceremony.
Please join the faculty team–Project Director Emily Auerbach, Associate Director Kevin Mullen, Marshall Cook, Jean Feraca, and Craig Werner–in celebrating students’ successful completion of six UW credits following two semesters studying great works of literature, American history, and philosophy. We hope you can attend this inspiring and memorable graduation ceremony for students of the UW Odyssey Project class of 2019.
WHEN: May 8, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM
WHERE: Great Hall (4th floor), Memorial Union (800 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53706)
WHO: Open to the public
PARKING: Lot 6 (Helen C. White Library Parking Garage – next to Memorial Union) or the State Street Campus Garage
Click here for a map of other parking options.