Student Voice


January 28, 2023


UWRF spring commencement is May 16

May 6, 2015

An expected 682 bachelor's and 80 master's students will participate in commencement ceremonies at UW-River Falls on Saturday, May 16. Total graduation applications total 941, but not all chose to participate in the ceremony.

Two ceremonies will be held at the Knowles Center. The first begins at 9:30 a.m., and includes graduates from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, the College of Business and Economics and the College of Graduate Studies. The 2 p.m. ceremony includes graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Chancellor Dean Van Galen will preside over both ceremonies and confer degrees. Graduating senior Hannah Vanden Wymelenberg, a music education major from De Pere, Wisconsin, will sing the national anthem and the UWRF pledge song at both ceremonies.

UW System Regent John Behling, Faculty Senate Chair David Rainville and Student Senate President Anthony Sumnicht will all offer congratulatory messages to the candidates. Animal and food science Professor Gary Onan, the 2015 Distinguished Teacher, and John Butler, the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, will be recognized during the ceremony.

For more information, contact the UWRF Registrar's Office at 425-3342.