The hat toss might be a little different, but the stage is set for grads.
The new plan is to have prerecorded speeches from Chancellor Katherine P. Frank, the college deans and student speakers. The students’ names will be read, and photos submitted by the students will be shown.
The recorded video will be linked to the commencement website at 10 a.m. on May 9 to be viewed by students and families. While students are watching, they and other members of the UW-Stout community will be able to submit comments and photos using a social media hashtag, said Britta Miller, commencement coordinator.
The video will remain on the website for families and students to watch again or to view when they have the time. Photos and comments can be posted before and during commencement time.
Additionally, spring 2020 graduates will have the option to walk in either an on-campus commencement ceremony tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, or in a December 2020 ceremony.
A total of 1,191 students have applied to graduate in May. UW-Stout switched to alternative education methods in March because of COVID-19.