Henry Mall Society

University Bay project Album in custody of Tom Brock/ OCt. 2004The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) established the Henry Mall Society in 2014—the college’s 125th anniversary—to celebrate the rich history of CALS and the people who have made and continue to make it a great place for teaching, research and outreach.

Members are invited to attend the inaugural reception of the Henry Mall Society on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Varsity Hall, Union South. The annual Honorary Recognition Banquet and Ceremony will immediately follow.


Membership to the Henry Mall Society is granted to all recipients of CALS Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards, and current and emeritus members of the CALS Board of Visitors. The Henry Mall Society recognizes these individuals for their service to the college, the university and the state of Wisconsin in the areas of agriculture, life sciences, natural resources and social sciences.

There are no membership dues or conditions of membership.

Name of Society

Henry Mall, named for William A. Henry, the college’s first dean, was part of the original footprint of CALS, with the Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy buildings on one side of the grassy knoll leading up to Agricultural Hall. Today Henry Mall is flanked by the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex and the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, to name a few of our newer structures. Though campus has changed over time and CALS has grown, Henry Mall has remained a steadfast landmark that identifies the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Like Henry Mall, the members of this Society help make CALS uniquely CALS.