‘I’m Here. I Made It’: UW Students Reflect On A Year Of COVID-19 On Campus | Wisconsin Public Radio
The last of the University of Wisconsin’s spring graduates will get their diplomas this weekend, capping off a year of unprecedented disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a sudden shift to online classes and heavy social restrictions aimed at preventing outbreaks, some students say they’ve felt trapped watching screens in their rooms — and for those returning next fall, they hope campus will feel more normal.On Saturday, more than 600 UW-Green Bay graduates snaked their way through campus with up to two vehicles full of family and friends during a drive-thru graduation ceremony. Some families sprung for limos, others adorned cars and trucks with paint and balloons for a slow crawl toward the university performing arts center. There, Chancellor Michael Alexander stood waiting in full regalia as students climbed out of their vehicles to get their diplomas and pose for a graduation photo.