Class of 2020 Commencement
Celebrating May and December Grads
Missed the live ceremony? Don't worry, the recording will be available for viewing on Monday, December 21.
Share your support and your virtual celebrations on social media using #uwecgrad.
Virtual Walks Across the Stage
Participating graduates appear in alphabetical order by last name, beginning with advanced degrees and finishing with baccalaureate degrees. See our program for a complete listing of graduates.
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business
College of Education & Human Sciences
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
More Graduation Celebrations
Navigating college is a journey. As students prepared for commencement, we asked them who they would like to thank.
Messages from Faculty & Staff
This has been a year unlike any other. But through it all, the graduating class of 2020 has proven they were up to meeting the challenges put in front of them. In true Blugold fashion, they came through with flying colors, and are now ready to make their mark in the world!
#UWECgrad Featured Stories
Our Blugolds do some pretty amazing things. And the Class of 2020 was no exception. Learn more about our May and December grads below.
Jessica Reindahl had big dreams growing up as an only child in a patriotic military family — she wanted to fly, serve her country and, finally, help people.
Learn more about Jessica
For Dec. 19 graduate Monique Morales Briand, finding a path that combined her business acumen, her Hispanic heritage and her Spanish-first language skills led her to wide-ranging undergraduate experiences and success.
Learn more about Monique
A research project that took Callie Vogel into area jails to document health inequalities was one of the most meaningful experiences she had as a Blugold and helped to solidify her plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Learn more about Callie
Jacob Erickson has known since elementary school that he wanted to study geology in college. Thanks to UW-Eau Claire's talented geology faculty, following his academic dreams was an even better experience than he could have imagined.
Learn more about Jacob
Nursing major Payton Kaldenberg led a research project that aims to educate rural communities about climate change and other environmental issues that affect the health of people living in those areas.
Learn more about Payton
For December 2020 grad Casey Moua, the end of the undergraduate journey brings not only a valuable degree in communication and social work, but also a new sense of self, one fortified by hard work, exploration and healing.
Learn more about Casey
Senior Natasia "Tai" McDougall found her niche in college through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire equestrian club, bringing horses back into her life and sparking a dream to start her own business one day.
Learn more about Natasia
International students have support services and resources to reach their academic goals, but missing home and family still can be difficult. One graduating senior from Nigeria, Iman Dikko, is grateful for the Blugolds she now calls a second family.
Learn more about Iman
After years of caring for a brother who has autism, Erika Nguyen knew she wanted a career that focuses on helping people. She found the path she was looking for in psychology. As a Blugold, she also found her voice as an advocate.
Learn more about Erika
Cameron Wingren's geography studies offered him the kinds of outside-the-classroom experiences — including research that took him across the globe — that were so meaningful that they changed how he thinks about the world and his future career.
Learn more about Cameron
When Brock Orton graduates from UW-Eau Claire this spring he will take with him something that may be even more important than his degree in finance — powerful lessons that already are helping him live a better life.
Read more about Brock
You know those bright and ambitious teens who always seems a bit wiser than their years? Liam Barnes is one of them. The 19-year-old will graduate from UW-Eau Claire after just two years with a major in political science and a minor in economics.
Learn more about Liam
Her chosen career field might be IT consulting, but Kristie Ash will take into any field an established and powerful background in cultural identity advocacy work, a proven experience helping organizations value intersectionality and inclusion.
Learn more abut Kristie
When Megan Hansen talks about her time at UW-Eau Claire, it sounds like she’s describing a ride on a roller coaster, complete with many surprise twists and turns, as well as plenty of extreme ups and downs. Fortunately, she has learned to enjoy the ride.
Learn more about Megan
Lydia Ishmael has been creating art since she was a young girl. But it was a plethora of experiences she found as a Blugold on and off campus that helped the new grad see where her artistic talents and passions can take her.
Learn more about Lydia
Two new officers hired by University Police this fall will add ethnic and gender diversity to University Police. Vincent Xiong is the unit's first Hmong officer, and Vanessa Evenson adds another female officer to the 11-officer department.
Learn more about Vincent and Vanessa
Austin Burzynski was set to be the fifth in his family to walk across the stage in Zorn Arena during a UW-Eau Claire commencement ceremony. While COVID-19 canceled the ceremony, Burzynski still is celebrating being part of his family's Blugold legacy.
Learn more about Austin
Zixuan (Jason) Jiang was a basketball loving teen in China when he decided to plan his future career around his favorite sport. First stop on his way to making his basketball dreams come true? UW-Eau Claire, of course.
Learn more about Zixuan (Jason)