UW-Platteville’s 212th commencement celebrates class of 2024

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated its 212th commencement on May 11, recognizing 970 spring and summer degree candidates in three separate ceremonies.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you,” said UW-Platteville Chancellor Tammy Evetovich, who presided over the three ceremonies. “Today marks a significant milestone in your journey, and it is no doubt the culmination of a lot of hard work, dedication and determination.”

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science recognized over 300 candidates, including 19 graduate degree candidates. The College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture honored more than 350 candidates, including more than 50 graduate degree candidates. The College of Liberal Arts and Education recognized more than 260 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates, as well as 44 associate degree candidates.

Chancellor Evetovich recognized the unique challenges that many in this graduating class faced.

“Many of you began your journey at UW-Platteville in the fall of 2020, or you were just embarking on your second year of college,” she said. “You had to navigate a new environment, new peers, college-level courses – typical challenges for any new freshman – all while living through an unprecedented period of uncertainty. It takes a certain kind of grit and determination to persevere through that. So, today I hope you reflect on your journey, and I hope you are proud of your achievements. I know I am.”

Since 1866, UW-Platteville has provided affordable and accessible education to students of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and other parts of the country and world. More than 65,000 students have earned UW-Platteville diplomas.

UW-Platteville will finish its spring semester with finals May 13-17.

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.