Virtual Celebration of Graduates set for May 16

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will celebrate the achievements of its graduates at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in a virtual event, which will occur via Facebook Live on UW-Whitewater’s Facebook page.
 
More than 1,700 students will receive degrees this May, including 1,685 from the Whitewater campus and 95 from the Rock County campus.
 
The commencement ceremonies at both campuses originally scheduled for this month have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the university is looking at potential dates to hold an in-person event at some point in the future.
 
At the event, Watson and Interim Provost Greg Cook will give remarks, as will student speakers Alexander Ostermann and Brian Martinez.
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The virtual event will also feature the conferring of degrees and a special musical surprise. In addition, UW-Whitewater will debut its Warhawks Rising social media campaign, where newly minted graduates share their photos and proudest achievements on Facebook.
 
The graduating class includes 15 international students, 85 military veterans and 244 nontraditional students, defined as undergraduate students who are 25 years of age or older. In addition, 137 self-identified students with disabilities will receive degrees.

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