LA CROSSE, Wis., July 6, 2020 – In light of growing uncertainty and a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County, Western Technical College is canceling its rescheduled commencement ceremony for Sunday, Aug. 23 at the La Crosse Center.
Western has been working with community leaders to design a ceremony that honors the academic achievements of its students while doing so as safely as possible. As such, Western is hosting a special-drive through ceremony on Saturday, July 25, in Western’s Lot H. Those participating in the ceremony will remain in their vehicles while members of Western’s administration will be presenting diplomas covers, as well as a graduation program, to the graduates in a drive-through format.
“We are very disappointed to share this news with our graduates,” said Roger Stanford, President of Western Technical College. “Unfortunately, it is just not safe to hold our regular commencement ceremony at this time, but we are working very hard to develop a celebration that honors all of our graduates.”
More details will be shared directly with graduates as the event gets closer.
In the meantime, Western has developed a special website to celebrate the class of 2020. Visit https://www.westerntc.edu/2020Graduates for a list of all of our graduates, as well as speeches from Western’s president, student ambassador, and distinguished alumnus for 2020.