UW-Platteville celebrates 211th commencement

Written by Stephen Kelley on |

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated more than 480 graduates during its 211th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 16. The candidates were commended for their exceptional dedication and hard work throughout their academic journey.  

Chancellor Tammy Evetovich presided over the three ceremonies and congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments. She emphasized that gaining an education is a monumental milestone and the graduates are now ready to take the next step in their journey.

"You invested in yourself with an opportunity to seek out higher education in a field that is meaningful to you," Chancellor Evetovich said. "And here you are today, celebrating your success. You did this!" 

The day began with the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture ceremony, which honored 191 candidates. This was followed by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science ceremony, which recognized 136 candidates. The final ceremony celebrated 154 College of Liberal Arts and Education candidates. In total, the university celebrated 21 associate degree candidates, 391 bachelor's degree candidates and 69 master's degree candidates.

Since its establishment in 1866, UW-Platteville has been committed to providing accessible and affordable education to students from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, across the country and beyond. More than 65,000 students have earned UW-Platteville diplomas.

UW-Platteville will finish its fall semester with finals Dec. 18-22.

Videos from the commencement ceremonies are archived at www.uwplatt.edu/commencement. View more photos from the ceremonies on the official UW-Platteville Facebook page.