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COVID-19 and Commencement

COVID-19 and Commencement

Scout Springgate

September 6, 2020

As a now proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I felt as though I accomplished all that I hoped for during my academic tenure with the exception of one event. That event is my commencement where I would walk across the stage and receive my diploma. My fellow graduates and I never ac...

Commencement to be shown in Timmerman auditorium, on campus TV’s

Commencement to be shown in Timmerman auditorium, on campus TV’s

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

There are no extra tickets available for either of the commencement ceremonies, but you can still watch your graduate cross the stage with a live broadcast showing. Both commencement ceremonies will be shown in Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. Entry for the event is free and no tickets ...

New commencement structure sticks

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

While the structure of next semester’s spring commencement hangs in the balance of how many students participate, the dual-commencement system implemented last spring is expected to be used again. The registrar’s office, which plans the commencement ceremonies at the conclusion of the winter and sp...

Commencement re-structured due to growing participation

Students’ decorative graduation caps sit on display during the Fall 2016 commencement ceremony. Changes in this year’s commencement activities are due to the large crowds from students and families.

Kimberly Wethal, Co Editor-in chief

February 28, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is having growing pains when it comes to spring commencement. With recent spring undergraduate ceremonies featuring over 1,400 students during a 3.5 hour affair, the event is undergoing change for this semester’s graduates. Spring commencement has been split...

A grand salute: Student commencement speaker commissioned after graduation

A grand salute: Student commencement speaker commissioned after graduation

May 6, 2015

May 6th, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik At the same time one chapter ends in Raechel Liska’s life, another one begins. Liska, the Spring 2015 student commencement speaker, will spend graduation day addressing the new class of graduates about her time at UW-Whitewater and then immediately go to...

Graduation speaker to focus on pride, future

December 14, 2011

Kiara Juniel, a senior public relations major, was selected as the student speaker for the winter commencement ceremony. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kachel Fieldhouse. Juniel said though she is somewhat nervous about delivering her speech, she views the opportunity as an honorable exp...

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