Nearly 700 to receive diplomas at Dec. 17 commencement

December 12, 2016

Graduates share a laugh during a commencement ceremony in May.

University of Wisconsin-Stout’s fall semester commencement ceremonies will be held for 697 graduates Saturday, Dec. 17, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

A total of 583 undergraduate and 114 Graduate School students will receive degrees in 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences and the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Chancellor Bob Meyer will address the graduates and confer degrees.

Deans of the colleges, Chuck Bomar, STEMM; Bob Salt, CEHHHS; and Maria Alm, CACHSS will present diplomas.

Patrick Guilfoile, provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will welcome the graduates and preside.

Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the university’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra, directed by Aaron M. Durst. Choral selections will be performed by the university’s Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, directed by Jerry Hui.

Commencement details

Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Each program is expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours.

Receptions will immediately follow the ceremonies in room 50 of the Sports and Fitness Center. All graduates and guests are welcome.

Tickets are required for ages three and older. Each graduate will receive five tickets, which can be picked up at the Service Center, lower level, Memorial Student Center.

The ceremonies also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen at the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center. All ceremonies can be viewed 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 Britta Miller, 715-232-4052.



Graduates share a laugh during a commencement ceremony in May.