Commencement

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August 22, 2020 Commencement Ceremony is Cancelled

Dear Recent UWL Graduates:

While we had the unique privilege of celebrating your graduation through a virtual Couch Commencement in May, we also recognize the importance of honoring your achievement at a formal, in-person ceremony. We had hoped to hold that ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 22, but due to continued health risks associated with COVID-19, such a gathering at that time will not be possible. UWL must prioritize the health and safety of our community.

We invite you to walk the stage at our next in-person commencement ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020; but, of course, that gathering, too, will require health and safety clearance.  In October, you will be asked to indicate your interest to attend the December ceremony; a Qualtrics survey will be sent to your UWL email address.

 Diplomas: We are currently in the process of verifying degrees and mailing diplomas; if you graduated in Spring and have not received your diploma by September 1, contact Records & Registration. If you graduated in Summer 2020, you should receive your diploma in September.

Diploma covers & programs: If you would like to receive a diploma cover and/or printed copy of the program, please use this link to make that request by September 1; diploma covers and programs will be mailed to you at no cost no later than September.

Returning unused regalia: If you ordered a cap and gown and did not wear it, return information is available here.

We realize the challenges of the past few months may have produced an unusual end to your college career. This has not been the spring and summer any of us envisioned. However, the lack of a commencement ceremony does not detract from your hard work and dedication. Congratulations again.

Betsy Morgan, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Diplomas and diploma holders:

Diplomas: We are currently in the process of verifying degrees and mailing diplomas; if you graduated in Spring and have not received your diploma by September 1, contact Records & Registration. If you graduated in Summer 2020, you should receive your diploma in September.

Diploma covers & programs: If you would like to receive a diploma cover and/or printed copy of the program, please use this link to make that request by September 1; diploma covers and programs will be mailed to you at no cost no later than September.

UWL services:

  • UWL Email Address – due to COVID-19, your UWL email will stay valid through December 2020 so that we can continue to communicate with you all about commencement options.
  • Career services has created a resource for job searches during COVID  https://www.uwlax.edu/aaccs/studentsalumni/covid-19-job-search/
  • Have post commencement career and/or graduate school plans? We’d love to hear about them – please complete the 5 minute “first destination” survey - https://www.uwlax.edu/hired/ - we use the information to best help future students.

 

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