Madison graduates attend virtual graduation Saturday
“Their diplomas from this great public institution tell the world they are ready and able to help build a future that will prevent such tragedies,” says Blank.
Speeches from the senior class president and vice president The senior class president Lauren Sorensen and vice president Alyssa Birkeland will share perspectives of their time at UW Madison. Much like other students, the two have now faced unique challenges due to the pandemic and are also planning to tune in from home, and connect with family and friends virtually. These performers are well loved on campus and have some serious talent, but we’ll save that for your viewing pleasure.
## ## Jump Around from homeNo UW commencement would be complete without a third quarter Jump Around. Thankfully, with the help of House of Pain, Badgers from all over the world will be able to take part in one of the university’s most cherished traditions.
One Badger Nation
Content highlighting the UW student experience will give graduates the chance to reflect on their favorite memories of campus. Whether it’s days at the Terrace or lounging on Bascom Hill, these bittersweet features will allow students to reminisce on all the times they’ve had together.
Conferral of degrees and tassel turns
Deans from each school and college will confer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to candidates, marking their transition from students to alumni. And of course, tassels will be turned! Though students won’t be physically next to others in doing so, they should know that someone somewhere is turning their tassel with them. But grads can take part in their own celebration whenever they’d like from wherever they are! The ceremony video will remain on the site for days to come, so plan a time that works best for you and your Badger entourage. UW will be sharing updates throughout the day on their social media accounts, and anyone can join in on all the Badger grad fun. Also, also many schools and colleges will be having their own virtual ceremonies.
If you’re celebrating this weekend, be sure to also mark off these items on the grad checklist and share your festivities with us using UWGrad. To all UW graduates, congrats and On, Wisconsin!