As we head into this spring season and wind up the semester, I'd like to invite all faculty and staff to gather on Bascom Hill, celebrate the close of another academic year, and sample a little bit of summer.
The annual Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social is set for Thursday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. on Bascom Hill. We'll serve free ice cream until 2:30 p.m., or until we run out, whichever comes first.
All your favorite ice cream flavors will be on hand, including Vanilla, Chocolate, Badger Blast, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Orange Custard Chocolate chip to name a few. In addition to ice cream, sherbet and custard, there will also be dairy-free items available upon request.
Administrators, deans and directors will be scooping as a gesture of thanks for your hard work and dedication this academic year. Plus, we'll be joined Bucky Badger and members of the marching band.
Work units are encouraged to be flexible with employees to allow them to come to Bascom Hill, or are encouraged to host celebrations in their own locations especially for those units located off campus. In the event of rain on May 5, we will gather in the Birge Hall lobby.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will welcome students back to campus as scheduled for the start of fall classes on September 2. To ensure a “Smart Restart” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing a comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities. Please find more information at https://www.wisc.edu/smartrestart/.