Commencement: Family and Guest Information

Information for guests attending the UW-Stout commencement ceremonies.
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Spring 2020 Commencement Announcement

Today I must announce the most difficult decision made to date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the postponement of the traditional spring commencement ceremony. We are doing everything in our power to hold a virtual celebration on May 9, 2020. Additionally, spring 2020 graduates will be provided with the option to walk in either an on-campus commencement ceremony tentatively scheduled for August 8, 2020, or in a December 2020 ceremony.

I have heard from many students, their families and friends about how important commencement is to celebrate students’ educational experience at UW-Stout and how much they are looking forward to walking across the stage in Johnson Fieldhouse to receive their diploma. UW-Stout will ensure that this happens.

Please understand that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, we may need to adjust these plans for celebration, and of course will keep you informed should this occur.

To the UW-Stout community, and especially to the spring 2020 graduates, thank you for being exceptional members of our university community. You are why we are here. You make us proud.

With gratitude,
Katherine P. Frank
Chancellor

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