Thousands Of Northland Students Participate In Commencement Ceremonies

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated May 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM CDT

It's the day college students spend their days in class dreaming about...graduation day!

The University of Minnesota Duluth's commencement ceremony was held at the DECC. Nearly 1,200 students wore their caps and gowns and marched across the stage in front of their family and friends to finally reach out and get that diploma.

345 University of Wisconsin – Superior students also took to the stage today...celebrating their scholarly accomplishments.

But before those accomplishments could be celebrated...a lot of studying had to take place.

"Well Perkins has been friendly to us. Letting us stay up late all hours of the night with lots of coffee to finish all of our papers and that stuff," said Jennifer Steingraeber, UWS graduate.

"Yeah I'd say the hardest thing is just you know, staying on track and being focused with everything," said Rebecca Williams, UWS graduate.

Those two students have some words of advice for those incoming freshman this fall...get involved on campus, quickly learn time management...and of course have some fun.

UWS's chancellor Julius Erlenbach also announced his retirement at the ceremony.

The College of Saint Scholastica is holding their graduation ceremony on Sunday.