Graduation at WSU
Congratulations! All your hard work, long hours in the library, and late nights studying before finals has brought you to your graduating term. Soon the degree you have earned will be conferred and you will leave here as Winona State Alumnae and go out into the world to begin the next phase of pursuing your dreams.
I hope you use your last term as a student to take advantage of everything WSU has to offer. Take time to savor those last football games in the student section, attend the UPAC events, take in the beauty of our campus, continue to build connections with the professors who have mentored you, and cherish the relationships you have established with friends who have shared this time with you as a Warrior.
Please plan to attend the several events celebrating your accomplishments. Commencement is a beautiful ceremony full of symbolism. It is a time to celebrate your academic achievements, reflect on your time at Winona State University, and an opportunity to thank your family and friends for their support through these demanding years.
As an alumni we invite you to stay connected to the University, professors, and fellow Warriors as you continue your journey and keep us updated on your many accomplishments in your career and life. We always take pride in the achievements of our Warriors.
I look forward to shaking your hand as you walk across the Commencement stage moving from student to alumnus. As you take these next steps in life, remember you will always be a Warrior.
With warmest congratulations,
Scott R. Olson