Congratulations, graduates!  We encourage all graduate students to attend the University Commencement ceremony and a hooding ceremony, details provided below.  You should also watch for campus emails with important graduation details. 

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The University Commencement Ceremony honors the accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to the online materials, students will receive emails regarding commencement details if the student has filed an intent to graduate in WINGS. A single University Commencement Ceremony is held in December. In May, there are two ceremonies.  One ceremony is for the College of Business Administration, the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and some School of Education programs. A second ceremony is held for students in the College of Science and Health, and affiliated School of Education programs. 

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Graduate students are encouraged to attend a special hooding ceremony prior to commencement. Please note that some graduate programs hold their own hooding ceremonies. If you have any questions about your program's participation in the Graduate Studies event, please contact your program director.

December 2019 Hooding Ceremony

The Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony is held in the La Crosse Center Ballroom. You will receive additional information from your Program Director.

Ceremony time: Sunday December 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

We will be finished by 10:30 am, giving you plenty of time to move to your places for the University Commencement ceremony if you choose to attend. 

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Wondering how to wear that graduate hood? Or how to put it on a student? This short video provides the details!