December 2016 Commencement Announcement

Regarding inclement weather predictions

From Clifton Ganyard, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs/Commencement Coordinator to graduating seniors:

“As you know, Green Bay is expecting a winter storm this weekend, beginning on Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday.  At present, however, the University does not plan on cancelling Commencement.  While the City is expecting several inches of snow, the current estimates are not significant enough to warrant the cancellation of this important event.  Our crews will be out early on Saturday morning to make sure that roads, parking lots, and sidewalks are clear.  If the weather does become worse than anticipated, a decision regarding campus events will be made early Saturday morning, and we will inform the University community as soon as possible.  If, however, you do not feel safe coming to campus on Saturday morning, please stay home.”

Information for graduates:

“You will still graduate and receive your degree even if you do not participate in the ceremony, and the ceremony will be streamed live at: Questions may be directed to”

Information for faculty and staff participants and volunteers:

“If you do decide to stay home, please let us know as soon as possible.  Faculty who are unable to participate in the ceremony, please contact either Paula Marcec at 920-609-0451 or, or Paula Ganyard at 920-819-5910 or Staff Volunteers who are unable to participate in the ceremony, please contact Jan Snyder at 920-609-1343 or

Thank you for your assistance with this important event.”

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