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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will welcome nearly 1,000 more to its vast alumni family next week with the arrival of midyear commencement. The fall semester concludes next week and a new wave of graduates will head off to new adventures.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect as the University recognizes this latest class and their accomplishments. 

What: UW Oshkosh’s 58th midyear commencement

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17

Where: Kolf Sports Center, 785 High Ave., Oshkosh

Guest speakers: The ceremony will feature one student and one faculty speaker.

  • Emilee Wise is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education. The Neenah native is a member of the Honors College, took part in a study-abroad program in Paris, student-taught at Oshkosh North High School and hopes to become a high school English teacher.
  • Maria Graf is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. She teaches community health nursing and is a lead instructor for the international community health clinical rotations. She’s also the only certified advanced transcultural nurse in Wisconsin.

Class stats: A total of 922 students will earn degrees. The group includes 693 bachelor’s, 86 associate, 142 master’s degrees and one doctorate.

Noteworthy: Along with those finishing their academic programs this fall, midyear commencement also recognizes students who graduated at the end of the summer semester.

Livestream: Those not attending in person can watch the ceremony online.

Final notes: This is the first ceremony to conclude with the University’s new alma mater, written by alumnus Gillingham ’69 and MST ’77, an accomplished composer and retired music professor now living in Cincinnati.

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