What: Lake Superior State University 2022 Commencement Exercises—in-person
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11 AM
Where: Taffy Abel Arena on the LSSU campus, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Media are encouraged to attend.
Livestream: : Hyperlink will be added to LSSU’s commencement webpage before the event
Graduation figures*: 387 graduates potentially earning bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and certificates from fall 2021, winter 2021-2022, spring 2022, and summer 2022 (*based on satisfactory completion of all academic requirements)
Topic of Sen. Peters’ commencement address: Highlighting the unique education graduates have received that blends technical skills with traditional liberal arts studies to develop a workforce that is well-prepared to lead the State of Michigan through the challenges of the future—from protecting the Great Lakes to innovation in medicine, engineering, manufacturing, and more.
Quote from LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley about the upcoming commencement: “Graduation serves as a culmination of the excellence in teaching and learning that distinguishes Lake Superior State University in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, throughout the state, and beyond. Our graduates leave LSSU possessing the academic knowledge, practical skills, and inner strength to craft a life of meaningful employment and personal fulfillment while enhancing the quality of life of the Great Lakes region, the country, and the world. We salute their wide-ranging accomplishments across the disciplines—in fisheries and wildlife management, engineering, robotics engineering, nursing, criminal justice, business, fire science, and kinesiology, plus many other fields. We also congratulate their parents and families for helping our graduates complete an innovative, transformative education that equips them for professional careers or advanced schooling. As Lake State’s great friend Sen. Peters will discuss, LSSU’s newest graduates embody the best in the next generation of workforce readiness.”