UWS holds first in-person graduation in two years

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 11:25 PM CDT
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SUPERIOR, WI - Students at the University of Wisconsin Superior gathered for an in-person commencement for the first time since 2019 Saturday.

For the past two years, the ceremony has been held in an alternative format due to the pandemic.

According to university leaders, close to 700 students participated in the ceremony.

Students who graduated in the fall of 2021, and the spring and summer of 2022 were eligible to take part in the commencement.

Chancellor Renee Wachter presided over the ceremony and encouraged students to take a moment to take out their phones and thank the people who helped them on their educational journey.

“Send them a text, send them a text right now. Text those people who helped get here today. Take a minute and thank them for their support because they have always wanted and always will want you to succeed,” said Chancellor Wachter.

UW Superior said this year they awarded their largest number of Bachelors degrees in more than five years and the largest number of Masters degree’s today in more than 20 years.

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