May 11, 2021 | By Wisconsin School of Business | Photos by Paul L. Newby II | Back to news

Wisconsin School of Business graduates enjoyed an unforgettable commencement send-off as Grainger Hall was set aglow with a spectacular light show: The Power of 1,087 Business Badgers.

The entire east exterior of Grainger Hall became a giant projection screen on Saturday, May 8 from 8:30-10:00 p.m., featuring animations, well wishes from faculty and staff, and the name of every WSB graduate.

The project was live-streamed for remote viewing and remains available on WSB’s Facebook page.

The exterior of Grainger Hall is illuminated with a light show to celebrate commencement
Grainger Hall was illuminated during commencement weekend to celebrate The Power of 1,087 Business Badgers.
The exterior of Grainger Hall is illuminated with a light show to celebrate commencement
Reflections from WSB faculty and staff, including Dean Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, offered congratulations and encouragement to WSB graduates.
The exterior of Grainger Hall is illuminated with a light show to celebrate commencement
The light show celebrated all that Business Badgers have accomplished during their time at WSB.
The exterior of Grainger Hall is illuminated with a light show to celebrate commencement
The names of every WSB graduate flashed on the building as part of the projection.
Observers watch a light show celebrating commencement on the exterior of Grainger Hall
Though most watched remotely, a few observers came in person to see their names in lights.
A graduate in cap and gown watches a light show celebrating commencement on the side of Grainger Hall
A festive finale to commencement weekend, the light show also offered a quiet moment of reflection for some graduates.
The exterior of Grainger Hall is illuminated with a light show to celebrate commencement
After a disruptive year, UW–Madison graduates have certainly earned accolades for their perseverance and hard work.

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