Posted 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023

UWL will celebrate nearly 2,000 graduating students during three commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 14.

Nearly 2,000 graduates to be recognized

UW-La Crosse will celebrate nearly 1,500 seniors and 300 graduate students during spring commencement Sunday, May 14, 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: 9:30 ceremony, 12:30 ceremony, 3:30 ceremony.

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