Media Advisory: Credentials required for Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 15

GREEN BAY – For the safety of attendees and guests, media credentials are required to cover the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Commencement ceremony. Details follow:

Commencement: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018, Weidner Center, UW-Green Bay

RSVP Credential Request Instruction:

To: Clif Ganyard, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs/Commencement Coordinator ( with CC to

RSVP date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pick up: Upon verification, badges can be picked up in person at Cofrin Library Suite 835 through Friday, December 14, 2018 or at the Weidner Center, prior to the ceremony.

Rationale: With the proliferation of higher-end video and still cameras in the hands of the general public, it is increasingly difficult to keep guests seated and out of the aisles when they see other photographers/videographers moving freely about. We hope a prominent, visible “media pass” for authorized professionals will avoid any confusion.

Reminders: While you are photographing or videotaping any part of the ceremony, we ask for your cooperation in keeping all aisles and auditorium entrances clear for the graduates, Color Guard and other participants. This is especially important during the processional, recessional and diploma awarding portions of the ceremony.

Those who are issued a media pass for the commencement ceremony are welcome to keep the pass for use at future ceremonies. We will simply need to verify your ID shortly before the next event. Otherwise, media credentials can be returned to the media check-in table following the event. We look forward to working with you!

Clif Ganyard, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs/Commencement Coordinator

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit

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