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How early can I arrive to the Commencement ceremony?

Doors to the La Crosse Center open 60 minutes prior to each ceremony.

Is parking available?

Parking ramps located near the La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center Parking Ramp: 201 Jay Street 
Riverside Center Parking Ramp: 424 2nd Street South
Main Street Ramp: 115 3rd Street North

Is there a limit to the number of guests?

A maximum of 6 guests per graduate is recommended.

What time are the Commencement ceremonies and which ceremony should I attend?

The spring commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the La Crosse Center.

9:30 a.m. | Undergraduate Students

  • College of Business Administration 
  • School of Education [including EC-MC; MC-EA; STEP (English, History, Social Studies); World Language Education; Art Education; Music Education]

12:30 p.m. | Undergraduate & Graduate Students

  • Associate Degree Candidates
  • College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities 
  • All Graduate Degree Candidates

3:30 p.m. | Undergraduate Students

  • College of Science & Health 
Where do I go once I arrive at the La Crosse Center

When you arrive at the La Crosse Center please proceed to the north side of the La Crosse Center and enter under the La Crosse Center logo. Once inside the entry proceed to the multiple doors propped open for arena seating. There will be signage inside assisting you to the proper location.

Where is the Commencement ceremony?

Commencement ceremonies will be held at: 

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI 54601 



Upcoming Commencement Ceremony Dates:

  • Sunday, December 15, 2024
  • Saturday, May 17, 2025
  • Sunday, December 14, 2025
  • Saturday, May 16, 2026
  • Sunday, December 20, 2026
  • Sunday, May 16, 2027
  • Sunday, December 19, 2027
  • Sunday, May 14, 2028
  • Sunday, December 17, 2028
  • Sunday, May 13, 2029
  • Sunday, December 16, 2029