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MADISON, WISCONSIN – Just over 7,600 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 8.

There were two live ceremonies at Camp Randall, one for undergraduates and one for all graduate degree candidates.

Graduating were 5,493 undergraduate students, 1,266 master’s degree students and 871 doctoral candidates.

The commencement speaker was actor and singer Andre De Shields, who graduated from UW-Madison in 1970. He invoked the pandemic and the police killing of George Floyd in his video keynote address to undergraduates, encouraging graduates to transform the world with their talent. 

Two MetroWest residents were among the graduates: Receiving degrees were:

  • Seyyed Alireza Aghayeemeibody of Framingham
  • Jack Drew of Natick

There were two live ceremonies at Camp Randall, one for undergraduates and one for all graduate degree candidates. Graduating were 5,493 undergraduate students, 1,266 master’s degree students and 871 doctoral candidates.

“This year has helped to reveal qualities in each of you that are essential to building a happy and productive life in this new world,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank told the graduates. “Resilience. Persistence. Flexibility. Awareness of your own needs, and the needs of others. And kindness.”

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