Families & guests

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  • Pre-order Flowers & Class T-shirt: Make commencement day hassle free by pre-ordering a congratulatory flower bouquet and/or commemorative t-shirt for your graduate! Place your order online and simply pick it up when you arrive at the La Crosse Center on commencement day. Proceeds from all sales benefit the UW-La Crosse Alumni Association. 

  • You do not need to obtain tickets for your guests to attend commencement. No tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremonies. However, we strongly encourage students to limit the number of guests to no more than six (6). The venue reaches full capacity with standing room only.

  • The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

  • For any out of town guests requiring overnight accommodations, we recommend reserving hotel rooms soon since we expect a heavy demand. A listing of La Crosse area hotels is available at www.explorelacrosse.com.

  • For those needing special accommodations due to a disability, there are "Special Needs" sections in the La Crosse CenterPlease note: We are unable to reserve seats for family or friends in the "Special Needs" seating area. "Special Needs" seating is on a first-come basis.

  • Doors to the La Crosse Center open 90 minutes prior to the ceremonies.

  • A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the South Hall of the La Crosse Center. You may meet up with your graduate at the reception.