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UW Stout Plans for Virtual Hat Toss

UW Stout Plans for Virtual Hat Toss

The fall commencement ceremony at University of Wisconsin-Stout will be held virtually for 637 graduates at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.

A total of 504 undergraduates and 133 Graduate School students will receive degrees in a virtual ceremony. A traditional cap and gown ceremony was not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual ceremony also was held in May.

Chancellor Katherine P. Frank and graduate Jon Rzeznik, of Watertown, will address the graduates in recorded speeches, followed by interim Provost Glendali Rodriguez. The speeches can be seen and heard beginning at 10 a.m. on the UW-Stout Facebook page, and YouTube channel. 

The ceremony will include music recorded for the event by the UW-Stout Symphonic Band, “Pomp and Circumstance” and “With Tower High,” directed by Aaron Durst; and the UW-Stout Jazz Orchestra, “Alma Mater,” directed by Jerry Hui.

After the speeches and music, graduates and guests will be redirected to the UW-Stout commencement website to find speeches from the deans of the three colleges and director of the Graduate School. The graduates’ names will be read for their college, after the deans’ presentations.

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