Celebrate your accomplishments!

Graduate students at hooding ceremony

All UWL graduate students completing their degree in fall 2022 are invited to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony  at 11:00 am on Sunday, December 18. The event will be held at the La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza in downtown La Crosse). Graduates are asked to limit invitations to a maximum of six guests

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 18. Graduates are requested to limit themselves to six guests. Complete the RSVP survey to let us know you are planning to attend!

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!