UW-River Falls to hold in-person commencement Dec. 18

December 6, 2021 – Family and friends of University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduates will gather in person to celebrate commencement achievements on Saturday, Dec. 18. Face coverings will be required.

Fall commencement will honor 442 bachelor's and master's degree graduates during two ceremonies at Knowles Field House in the Falcon Center.

  • The first ceremony at 8 a.m. is for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; the College of Business and Economics; and Graduate Studies.
  • The 11:30 a.m. ceremony is for the College of Arts and Sciences; and the College of Education and Professional Studies.

During the ceremonies, nearly 60 graduates from 2020 will join in a ceremonial stage-crossing since they missed that option last year due to the pandemic. The Alumni Relations Office offered the opportunity to all 2020 grads.

UWRF’s 2021 Distinguished Teacher, Patti Cudd of the Music Department, will be recognized during the ceremony.

Chancellor Maria Gallo will confer degrees. Presenting candidates for degrees are College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dean Yohnk; College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences Dean Dale Gallenberg; College of Business and Economics Interim Dean Marina Onken; College of Education and Professional Studies Interim Dean Ogden Rogers; and Associate Provost Wes Chapin.

Those not able to attend can tune into the livestream:

For more information, call the UWRF Registrar’s Office at 715-425-3342.

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