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Graduate students at hooding ceremony

All UWL graduate students completing their degree in fall 2023 are invited to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony  at 11:00 am on Sunday, December 17. The event will be held at the La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza in downtown La Crosse). A maximum of 6 guests per graduating student is recommended. 

Several programs will hold their own hooding or pinning events to celebrate graduates, prior to the University Commencement Ceremony.

Other programs will celebrate their graduates at a hooding ceremony hosted by Graduate & Extended Learning.

Graduate & Extended Learning Hooding Ceremony

Graduate & Extended Learning will host a Hooding Ceremony for select graduate programs at 9:30 am on Sunday, December 17th. Graduates are requested to limit themselves to six guests. Please, complete this online survey to RSVP if you and your guests would like to attend this event.

The Hooding Ceremony will be finished in time for attendees to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony at 11:00 am at the La Crosse Center. 

The event will be held in the La Crosse Center Ballroom at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza in downtown La Crosse. Enter the La Crosse Center through the South Hall entrance. Once inside, go up the stairs and proceed straight ahead to South Ballroom. Note: this location is not on campus.

The Hooding Ceremony involves a faculty member putting the hood on each graduate. Students who wish to attend should order an academic hood, cap and gown from the University Bookstore

Graduate hooding demystified

Wondering how to wear that graduate hood or how to place a hood on a  student? This short video provides the details!