A total of 242 graduate students will receive degrees during a new Graduate School commencement at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
A total of 1,140 students will receive undergraduate degrees at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
The morning ceremony Saturday will be for graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the College of Management.
UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will address the undergraduates and confer degrees. Deans of the various colleges will present diplomas. Jackie Weissenburger, associate vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will preside over the ceremonies. Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.
For the graduate ceremony, music will be provided by the Ludington Guard Band, directed by James Woodford. For the undergraduate ceremonies, music will be provided by the university band, directed by Aaron M. Durst. Choral selections will be performed Friday by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Saturday by the Stout Symphonic Singers, both directed by Daniel Clark.
Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Undergraduate programs are expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours.
Receptions will immediately follow in room 50 of the Sports and Fitness Center. All graduates and guests are welcome.
Tickets are required for ages 3 and older. Graduates each will receive five tickets, which can be picked up in room 224 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 221 10th Ave. E.
The Saturday ceremonies also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen at the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center or via live feed from the UW-Stout commencement website.
Parking will be available in any UW-Stout lot.
For more information, go to the website or contact Commencement Coordinator Tiffani Taggart at 715-232-2793 or via email.