After stormy four years, the sun shines on Badger graduates

MADISON, Wis. — The Class of 2022 weathered quite the storm.

Years of classes altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a high-stakes presidential election, and unrest surrounding protests for social justice were just a few of the twists and turns that students had to maneuver.

But maneuver them they did, and on Saturday as UW-Madison celebrated the Class of 2022, the sun did indeed shine bright. For the first time since 2019, family and friends gathered at Camp Randall Stadium to honor the newest Badger alumni.

“You made it,” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who gave the commencement address, said. “This is what you all have been waiting and working for.”

Saturday’s ceremony is available for friends and families to view on YouTube.