Gateway Commencement at UW-Parkside Today
Due to the change in the UW-Parkside academic calendar, the Gateway Technical College graduation and commencement ceremonies take place today, the first night of UW-Parkside final exams.
The Gateway high school graduation ceremony is at 4 p.m. and the college commencement ceremony is at 7 p.m., today, in the Sports & Activity Center.
UW-Parkside final exams that would have been in the Sports & Activity Center this afternoon and evening are being relocated. Students will be notified of new locations via campus email.
Gateway graduation and commencement attendees will be parking in lots D and E near the Sports & Activity Center, and lots B and C west of The Rita. Gateway attendees are being instructed to use lot A east of the Student Center if additional parking is needed.
The graduation and commencement ceremonies take place in the De Simone Gymnasium. Each ceremony is followed by a reception in Main Place of Wyllie Hall at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Those attending the graduation ceremony will begin arriving about 3 p.m. Those attending the commencement ceremony will begin arriving about 6 p.m.
UW-Parkside Police and Public Safety Chief Jim Heller says the busiest time will be approximately 6 p.m. when graduation attendees are departing and commencement attendees are arriving.
"There will be more traffic than usual and parking will be very limited," Heller said. "We are asking UW-Parkside students, faculty and staff to plan ahead. Use lot A near the Student Center, be patient, and welcome our guests from Gateway.
"Using the Wood Rd. roundabout to enter campus and parking in lot A should be most convenient and will help avoid potential traffic congestion on the west side of campus."