Graduate students at hooding ceremony

Celebrate your accomplishments!

UWL graduate students completing their degree in summer or fall 2021 are invited to participate in the University Commencement Ceremony  at 2 pm on Sunday, December 19. The event will be held at the La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza in downtown La Crosse). Masks will be required, and students are requested to invite no more than four guests.

Occupational Therapy and Clinical Exercise Physiology will hold their own celebrations for students on Saturday, December 18. 

Other programs will celebrate their graduates at a hooding ceremony hosted by Graduate & Extended Learning. See below for more information. 

Graduate & Extended Learning hooding ceremony expanding section

Graduate & Extended Learning will hold a Hooding Ceremony at 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 19. 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.

Masks and physical distancing will be required. Students are requested to bring no more than four guests. Please RSVP by emailing if you plan to attend.

Students who wish to attend the Graduate & Extended Learning Hooding Ceremony should order an academic hood, cap and gown from the University Bookstore. The hooding ceremony involves a faculty member putting the hood on each graduate - see the hooding ceremony video linked below for more information.

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!