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More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students will be honored for their academic success at the University of Wisconsin spring commencement ceremonies next weekend. The University community, along with family members and friends, will be on hand to celebrate UWO’s newest alumni.

Here’s the rundown for anyone planning to attend in person or watch online.

What: UW Oshkosh’s 150th spring commencement ceremonies

When: Saturday, May 18

  • Morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
  • Afternoon ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

Where: Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Ave., on the Oshkosh campus

Noteworthy: UWO alumnus Jim VandeHei ’95, will offer remarks as special Commencement speaker at both ceremonies. VandeHei is the co-founder and CEO of the news website Axios, as well as the former executive editor and co-founder of Politico.

Student speakers:

  • Frances “Frankie” Kerkhof, of Oshkosh, will offer remarks at the morning ceremony. She graduates with a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Letters and Science.
  • Eli Tranel, of West Bend, will offer remarks at the afternoon ceremony. He graduates with a bachelor of science degree in education from the College of Education and Human Services.

Class of 2024 stats: A total of 1,312 students are expected to earn degrees this spring. Candidates for graduation include 51 doctoral, 234 master’s degrees, 925 bachelor’s degrees and 112 associate degree students.

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Commencement at UW Oshkosh