The UW-Green Bay Office of the Chancellor emailed the following from Interim Chancellor Van Gruensven to the campus community on Friday, April 10, 2020.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
The Phoenix spirit is one of resiliency, fearlessness and support. It is with this spirit that I announce today the University’s decision to move forward with an in-person Commencement Ceremony to honor the Class of 2020 on Saturday, August 22. The 101st Commencement Ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Kress Events Center.
Graduates, faculty and staff will be contacted in the next few weeks with additional details and information on ceremony sign-up, tickets, caps and gowns and more. Please watch your campus email for this information and respond accordingly.
Commencement is a day that is long-waited, justly earned and richly savored by students, families, faculty and staff. In light of all we have collectively endured this spring, we will all savor it even more this year.
Unfortunately, as with any commencement ceremony, we know some graduates will be unable to participate in the ceremony in person for a variety of reasons. This day belongs to every member of the Class of 2020. If you are not able to be physically present, please join your class via livestream.
We miss being with all of you on campus and look forward to reuniting for this special and joyous occasion, at a time when we hope it will once again be safe to gather and do so. We are honoring your great accomplishments at UW-Green Bay and you, as new leaders. You are critical to helping us recover and finding our way back as a community and world.
Please continue to be safe and well. We look forward to our August celebration!