Commencement ceremonies May 7 for 1,317 graduates

By University Communications
May 3, 2016
UW-Stout students take part in a December 2015 commencement ceremony. Spring commencement will be Saturday, May 7, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

Photo: UW-Stout students take part in a December 2015 ceremony.
Spring commencement will be Saturday, May 7, at Johnson Fieldhouse.


 University of Wisconsin-Stout will hold spring semester commencement ceremonies for 1,317 students Saturday, May 7, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

A total of 1,114 undergraduate students will receive bachelor’s degrees in 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ceremonies. A total of 203 graduate students will receive master’s and doctorate degrees in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

The Graduate School ceremony will feature UW-Stout’s first graduates from its first doctoral program, a Doctor of Education in career and technical education.

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Management.

The 1:30 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Chancellor Bob Meyer will address the graduates and confer degrees.

Deans of the colleges 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 undergraduate program is expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours and the Graduate School program approximately one hour.

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. Graduates each 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.

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