University of Wisconsin–Madison
Graduates applaud a speaker during UW-Madison's winter commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 20, 2015. The indoor graduation was attended by approximately 1,200 bachelor's and master's degree candidates, plus their guests. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Winter 2016 Commencement

Bachelor, Master's, Doctoral, MFA, Professional
degree candidates

December 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. at the Kohl Center

News & Announcements

  • Commencement speaker announced

    Astronaut James Lovell to speak at December commencement. Read more.

  • Late Cap and Gown Rental Information

    Late rentals begin Dec. 8 for bachelor’s and Dec. 16 for PhD graduates from the University Bookstore.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Check out the most common questions about the graduation process.

  • Accessible accommodations

    The ceremonies are fully accessible. Read more about accommodations at the Kohl Center.

  • Spring 2017 Doctoral Ceremony

    The PhD, MFA and Medical Degree Candidate Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12 at the Kohl Center.

  • Spring 2017 Bachelor's, Law and Master's Ceremonies

    Noon on Saturday, May 13, at Camp Randall Stadium