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Frequently Asked Questions


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

A:  You are the recipient of a prestigious UW Oshkosh award or scholarship.  At this ceremony, students who have received our highest awards and scholarships are recognized individually on stage with the Chancellor.


Q:  I have been invited to the Honors and Awards Ceremony, what do I need to do next?

A:  Please RSVP to let us know if you are coming to the ceremony.  It is very important to let us know as soon as possible so that we can extend an invitation to your donor well in advance of the event.


Q:  Where is the ceremony?  What should I do when I get there?

A:  The ceremony is held in the Music Hall of the Arts and Communications building.  When you arrive, please check in at the table in the lobby (you will register by the first letter of your last name).


Q:  Why do I need to arrive 45 minutes early?

A:  All student award recipients will need to check in and pick up a packet of information when they arrive.  After checking in, our ushers will help you find your seat in the reserved section of the Music Hall.  By arriving 45 minutes early, you help the ceremony begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.


Q:  What will happen during the ceremony?

A:  During the ceremony, you will be recognized for your academic achievements on stage.  To do this, you will present your name card to our usher, join the Chancellor on stage, have your photo taken and receive your award from your donor or department faculty member.


Q:  Can I bring any guests?

A:  Of course!  Please let your family and friends know that you will be receiving the award and that they are welcomed to celebrate with you at this ceremony.  We will also email an invitation to your family using the email address(es) you supply in your RSVP.  We also have directions, parking information and details posted on our website at


Q:  Can I sit with my family during the ceremony?

A:  Much like a graduation, all award recipients are seated in a separate reserved section at the front of the auditorium.  While your family and friends will be seated in a different area of the auditorium during the ceremony, the reception following the ceremony allows plenty of time to visit, take photos and share refreshments with family and friends.


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 you.  For this reason, we ask that family and friends refrain from taking photos during the ceremony.


Q:  How long does the ceremony last?

A:  We anticipate the ceremony to last approximately 1 ½ hours.  There will also be a reception with light refreshments and a photo area in the lobby of the Arts and Communications Building following the ceremony.


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