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Winter commencement set for Sunday, Dec. 17

Posted 12:47 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

UWL will hold its winter commencement at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the La Crosse Center.

UWL to celebrate 500 seniors, 100 grad students

UW-La Crosse will celebrate more than 500 seniors and 100 graduate students during winter commencement Sunday, Dec. 17. 

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harbor View Plaza. All degree candidates will be recognized in a single ceremony. 

Doors to the La Crosse Center will open at 9:30 a.m. 

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

For those who can’t attend, the ceremony will be livestreamed. 

Several programs will hold hooding or pinning events to celebrate their graduates prior to the main ceremony. 

Other programs will celebrate their graduates at a hooding ceremony hosted by Graduate & Extended Learning. Learn more about this ceremony and how to RSVP. 

Additionally, a stole and recognition ceremony for graduating veterans and current service members will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in Cameron Hall of Nations in Centennial Hall. 

These students will be presented with the veteran stole, which is worn as an acknowledgment of military service and symbolizes accomplishment, hard work, dedication and honor. Students will also receive a UWL Challenge Coin, and will have the opportunity to present it to a staff or faculty member of their choosing. 

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


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