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Spring 2020 ceremony postponed to October 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020! In the video below, hear congratulations and encouragement from a few campus faces who may look familiar. Know that they speak for the hundreds of faculty and staff who have supported you throughout your time as a Blugold student.

Save the date!

Please hold Friday, October 2, 2020 on your calendars for an in-person celebration. Emails will be sent to graduate candidates over the summer months with additional details.

Dear Blugold Graduation Candidates, 

We have exciting news to share with you regarding your upcoming commencement. First and foremost, the new date for your Commencement ceremony is October 2, 2020. This is the Friday of Homecoming weekend, so we hope that you will come back or stay the weekend to join in on all the festivities with your fellow Blugold alumni. Please save the date! 

But we can’t wait until October to show you how proud of you we are! We have lined up special virtual celebratory activities in honor of the Class of 2020 for you to check out:   

  • On Tuesday, May 19, watch for an email from the Commencement Office that will share the shout-outs you and your fellow Blugold graduates submitted over the last month. Also, you will find a link to a website created especially for your class. 
  • On Friday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m., Chancellor Jim, along with faculty and staff, will share their words of congratulations and encouragement to the class of 2020. Be sure to share this with your family, friends and supporters, so they can celebrate with you. 

And that’s not all. Be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox and your email for a couple of special surprises from the Alumni Association. In addition, the Alumni Association is pleased to recognize the Class of 2020 as the recipients of the Blugold Spirit Award, which is bestowed upon alumni who exemplify excellence in everyday life and demonstrate true pride for UW-Eau Claire. To recognize your achievements and persistence, all members of the Class of 2020 who return for Commencement on October 2 will be honored as the Grand Marshals of the Homecoming parade on October 3. 

We know that this has been an especially challenging semester, but you have done tremendously well and will finish strong. You, the Class of 2020, have proven that hard work, dedication and Blugold spirit lead to excellence! 

The Commencement Office will be in touch with you later this summer with all the details for the commencement celebration and festivities. 

Future Commencement Dates

December 19, 2020
     9:00 a.m. College of Business + College of Education and Human Sciences
     2:00 p.m. College of Nursing and Health Sciences + College of Arts and Sciences
May 22, 2021
December 18, 2021
May 21, 2022
December 17, 2022
May 20, 2023


Contact the commencement coordinators for more information.

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