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Photos: Fall 2021 back to school at UW–Madison CALS

Last week the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences began welcoming students to campus with orientation and other activities for new and returning students. The first CALS undergraduate students to arrive on Aug. 29 were students in CALS QuickStart, a summer program designed to prepare incoming CALS freshman to succeed in college. Dorm move in for all UW–Madison students started on Aug. 30. The first day of classes was Sept. 8. More than 525 new undergraduates are expected to join CALS this fall.

The photos below show some of the events and back-to-school activities that took place as part of the university’s “Wisconsin Welcome” program. These photos are also available in a CALS Flickr album.

Incoming CALS freshmen tour the Agricultural Engineering Laboratory on the UW–Madison campus on Aug. 31, 2021. Instructor and shop manager Kody Habeck, right, demonstrates the array of tools and equipment in the shop, including a CNC machine for fabricating parts. The lab is part of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at UW–Madison. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS.
New CALS students tour the lab of Jennifer Van Os in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW–Madison on Aug. 31, 2021. Kim Reuscher, a PhD student in the Van Os Animal Welfare Lab, demonstrates a thermal imaging camera to students doing lab visits. In the Van Os lab, researchers use a variety of technologies to study animal behavior from a biological perspective to better understand and improve the welfare of animals, particularly dairy cattle. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS.
A classroom in the recently completed Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building hosts CALS QuickStart students attending a series of orientation panels during their first week on campus at UW–Madison in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Here, food science professor J.P. van Pijkeren provides information about the field of food science. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS.
Students settle into their seats before the start of Biochem 501 (Introduction to Biochemistry) in the historic Agricultural Hall lecture hall on the first day of classes at UW–Madison of Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS.