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Spring commencement set for Sunday, May 12

Posted 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2024

UWL will celebrate nearly 2,000 graduating students during three commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 12.

Nearly 2,000 students to receive degrees

UW-La Crosse will celebrate more than 1,500 seniors and 300 graduate students during spring commencement Sunday, May 12, at the La Crosse Center. 

Commencement will be broken into three ceremonies throughout the day: 

  • 9:30 a.m. | Undergraduate students
    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Education [all majors, including EC-MC; MC-EA; World Language Education; Art Education; Music Education; PETE/PASHE; STEP (English, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies)] 
  • 12:30 p.m. | Undergraduate and graduate students
    • Associate degree candidates
    • College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities
    • Graduate degree candidates 
  • 3:30 p.m. | Undergraduate students
    • College of Science & Health 

Doors to the La Crosse Center will open approximately one hour before the start of the first ceremony. 

Tickets are not necessary, but a maximum of six guests per graduating student is recommended. 

For those who cannot attend, the ceremonies will be livestreamed. 

Before commencement, some graduate programs will hold their own hooding or pinning events. 

Other graduate programs will participate in a hooding ceremony hosted by Graduate & Extended Learning. 

For more information about UWL’s spring commencement, including a checklist and instructions for students, visit 


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