UWO, UWGB alter mid-year commencement plans | WLUK

UW-Oshkosh and Green Bay will not hold traditional mid-year commencement ceremonies to celebrate the next graduating class.UWO announced Wednesday its mid-year commencement will be virtual.The Dec. 19 ceremony will award nearly 750 bachelor’s degrees, more than 150 master’s degrees, about 170 associate degrees and eight doctorates.The ceremony will stream online beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will feature remarks from UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt, Provost John Koker and two guest speakers: Dr. John Newman, president of Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh and Sydney Devitt, a senior political science and international studies major.After the event, a recorded version will be available online for those who missed it.Graduating students will officially receive diplomas after the end of the term in January.UWGB also announced Wednesday that while a formal fall/winter commencement ceremony will not be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates are invited to participate in the Spring 2021 ceremony.The university says the address from class speaker Georgie “Dolly” Potts will be released Saturday on the UWGB homepage.

Source: UWO, UWGB alter mid-year commencement plans | WLUK

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