Commencement Ceremony Planned for Dec. 16

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University officials are expecting 1,300 candidates for graduation this December.  WSU will award degrees and institutional certificates Dec. 16 during its 126th commencement ceremony at the Dee Events Center. The commencement exercises will begin at 1 p.m.

Unlike the university’s spring commencement, when individual convocations are held separately from the main program, WSU’s business school and six academic colleges will confer all degrees and certificates during this one inclusive ceremony. 

“Putting Students Through,” a program honoring parents, spouses and friends of graduates, will precede the ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom B.

WSU began holding winter commencement in 1996 because of the closure of the Val A. Browning Center for major renovations.  In 1999, the university’s Board of Trustees decided to make the semi-annual ceremony a permanent event.

Sister Stephanie Mongeon, who has touched countless lives along the Wasatch Front during her 40-year career at Ogden Regional Medical Center, will deliver the keynote commencement address and will be awarded an honorary degree. The student graduate speaker will be Sarah M. Gawronski, who is earning a double major in history and English with a minor in art history.

The program will be rebroadcast on UEN-TV (Channel 9) Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.

ASL services will be available in seating section S at the base of portal 17.
More information about commencement is available at


Marsha Richter, special project coordinator for the university

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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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