2023 UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement ceremonies being held Saturday, May 13


NOTE: Members of the media, please RSVP your attendance to Kristin Bouchard, bouchark@uwgb.edu. Call or text Kristin at 920-360-6045 on Saturday for

interview requests and/or photos.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay will celebrate its 50,000th graduate and a spring graduating class comprised of more than 50% First Generation students (First Generation students are those who are the first in their families to pursue a degree after high school.) A total of more than 1,100 eligible graduates and their families will celebrate the 2023 Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 13, 2023 in two ceremonies at the Kress Events Center, located on the UW-Green Bay campus. Both ceremonies will be livestreamed –  the links will be posted on UW-Green Bay’s home page, www.uwgb.edu.

Both the morning ceremony (9:30 a.m.) and the afternoon ceremony (2 p.m.) will honor graduates and celebrate with families from all four of UW-Green Bay’s campuses including Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. This is the University’s 107th Commencement ceremony since its first in June of 1970.

At the morning ceremony:

  • The first cohort (32 graduates) of UW-Green Bay’s new Bachelors of Science in Nursing program (BSN) will cross the stage.
  • Rising Phoenix program participants, which have doubled in the past year, will receive their associate’s degree before they graduate from high school.

At the afternoon ceremony:

  • An honorary degree will be awarded to Robert F. Elliot, a research scientist and fisheries biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognized internationally for his work on Great Lake fisheries issues.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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