Photos: A time to celebrate

The UW-La Crosse undergraduate class of 2021 gather at the La Crosse Center for a graduates-only spring commencement ceremony

Posted 8:59 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021

International student Maiken Maeland Vigre celebrates graduation with the flag of Norway.


Chancellor Joe Gow claps after the singing of the national anthem.

Mackenzie Goranson was nominated as the student speaker for the College of Business Administration.
Terry Wirkus, Information Technology Services, has a familiar voice for those on campus. He has been announcing names for 24 years at UWL's commencement ceremonies.

Mercedes Szabelski poses for a photo while Chancellor Joe Gow hands her a diploma cover.

A decorated mortar board.

Graduates take a selfie before the School of Education (SOE) and College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities (CASSH) ceremony.

Jesimiel Banjiram was the student speaker for the SOE and CASSH ceremony.
Chairs were set six feet apart in the La Crosse Center during the three separate ceremonies.
Graduates place their tassel from the right to the left side of their mortar boards.
Chancellor Gow hands a diploma cover to a graduate.
Student Speaker, Vanessa Mbuyi Kaja speaks to her classmates during the College of Science & Health (CSH) ceremony.

Graduates celebrate outside the La Crosse Center after the College of Business Administration (CBA) ceremony.

Graduates smile for photos near Pearl Street.
Graduates walk to Riverside Park to take photos and meet families.

Megan Sobieski poses with graduation balloons near Riverside Park.

A graduate shares a celebratory hug in Riverside Park.
Troy De Bruin, center, takes a photo with his family. De Bruin received the Jake and Janet Hoeschler Award for Excellence.

Graduates take a photo outside of the La Crosse Center.

A student takes time to reflect on a bench in Riverside Park.
A graduate takes a photo with her dog at Riverside Park.
International student Maiken Maeland Vigre celebrates graduation with the flag of Norway in Riverside Park.
Graduates take photos at Hoeschler Tower on campus.
Graduates take photos near some spring blooms on campus.
Graduates celebrate at Hoeschler Tower.