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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will commence its 137th school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with activities for students, faculty and staff. The entire campus community is welcomed and encouraged to attend these events.

  • 8 a.m. — Continental breakfast will be served inside Reeve Union at 8 a.m., giving employees the chance to meet their colleagues, celebrate the new academic year and share refreshments. This event, previously held in the Music Hall, has been moved to Reeve Union due to the construction taking place both inside and around the Arts and Communications Center.
  • 9 a.m. — All faculty and staff are invited to an assembly in the Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom (Room 227), which will provide updates on some of the exciting things to look forward to in the 2008/2009 academic year and will continue with a presentation of faculty, academic staff and classified staff awards. Employees new to campus and faculty who have received tenure and promotion also will be recognized in the program. For more information on the ceremony, visit
  • 10 a.m. — The following college meetings will be held: College of Business at 10:15 a.m. in Nursing/Education Room 151, College of Education and Human Services at 10:15 a.m. in Reeve Memorial Union Room 307, College of Letters and Science at 10 a.m. in Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom and College of Nursing at 10 a.m. in Nursing/Education Room 152.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Taste of UW Oshkosh, featuring the sights, sounds and tastes of the University, will take over the mall area between Dempsey Hall and Reeve Memorial Union.
  • 2 p.m. — The Chancellor’s Run/Walk, comprised of one-, two- and three-mile courses, will begin at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Free commemorative T-shirts will be given to the first 250 registrants. To register for the run/walk, please complete the form online at

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