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Photos: Catch up on an action-packed start to the fall at UWL

Posted 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023



There has been much to write home about during the first weeks of fall at UWL. From hellos to goodbyes to plenty of fun and excitement in between, here are some of our favorite photos from the start of the 2023-24 school year.


Students and families were all smiles as they moved into UWL's residence halls Aug. 30-Sept. 4.
The UWL women's soccer team provided some extra muscle during move-in week.
During his opening remarks for the fall semester, Chancellor Joe Gow announced his intention to step down after the conclusion of the 2023-24 academic year and transition into a faculty role at the university. Gow, who arrived on campus in 2007, is the second-longest-serving chancellor in school history.
Gow and his wife, Carmen Wilson, wave to the crowd in Graff Main Hall's Hesprich Auditorium.
Campus was abuzz with activity during the first day of fall classes Sept. 5.
Stryker directing the Screaming Eagles Marching Band at Eagle Fest, UWL's annual welcome celebration.
The scene along Badger Street Mall during Eagle Fest. The celebration included food, games, booths and live music.
A rigorous examination of strength and speed — just be sure to remove your shoes.
Police Sergeant Nicole Miller shares a laugh with students at Eagle Fest.
The campus community gathered Sept. 15 to celebrate the dedication of the Dr. Sudha Sudhakaran Physics Laboratory in the Prairie Springs Science Center. The dedication was made possible through gifts from Ron and Jane Rada, who wanted to honor the longtime professor of physics.
Sudhakaran (right) watches as College of Science & Health Dean Ju Kim unveils the signage outside the physics laboratory. Sudhakaran recently retired after a long and distinguished career at UWL.
This year's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients returned to campus for a celebration Sept. 22 and 23. From left to right and back to front: Isaac Hoffman, Mark Gruen, Bill Bosch, Neil Duresky, Kris Fritz, Jazzma Holland and Colleen McDowell.
Celebrating the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients in the Bluffs ballroom in the Student Union.
UW System President Jay Rothman met with campus and community stakeholders Sept. 26 during the launch of the System's OpportUWnity Tour. The tour seeks to spark connections and collaboration among UW campuses and business and community partners.
Rothman spoke to more than 70 guests in the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. Later, he met with student leaders and sat in on a First Year Seminar course.
Marching through campus during the UWL Child Center Oktoberfest Parade.
The first fall colors arrive.

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