More than 1,300 to receive diplomas at spring commencement

By University Communications
May 6, 2015
Graduates enjoy a 2014 commencement ceremony at UW-Stout. More than 1,300 will receive diplomas Saturday, May 9, in three ceremonies.

Photo: More than 1,300 will receive diplomas on May 9, in three ceremonies.

University of Wisconsin-Stout will hold spring commencement ceremonies for 1,311 students Saturday, May 9, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

A total of 1,147 undergraduates will receive degrees in 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ceremonies while 164 Graduate School students will receive degrees in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

Undergraduate ceremonies

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

The 1:30 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Management.

Chancellor Bob Meyer will address the graduates and confer degrees.

Deans of the colleges will present diplomas.

Jacalyn Weissenburger, interim 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.

Graduate School ceremony

Meyer will address the graduates and confer diplomas.

Glendali Rodríguez, associate vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will welcome the graduates and preside. Parsons will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the Blue Devil Jazz Project, under the direction of Durst.


Commencement details

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 2 to 2½ hours. The Graduate School ceremony is expected to last from 1 to 1½ 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. Graduates each will receive five tickets, which can be picked up in room 140 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Building, 221 10th Ave. E.

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, www.uwstout.edu/commencement.

Parking will be available in any UW-Stout lot.

For more information, go to the website, contact Commencement Coordinator Britta Miller, 715-232-4052, or email commencement@uwstout.edu.