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University of Wisconsin–Madison


May 12 & 13, 2017
Soon-to-be-graduate Yer Thor is pictured on the Abraham Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall before the start of UW-Madison's spring commencement ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 14, 2016. The outdoor graduation is expected to be attended by approximately 5,600 bachelor's and master's degree candidates and their guests. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Spring 2017 Commencement

Bachelor, Law, and Master
degree candidates

May 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium

PhD, MFA, Medical Professional
degree candidates

May 12, 2017
5:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center

News & Announcements

  • Meet the Commencement Speaker

    Get the scoop on the Spring 2017 Commencement speaker from this “Modern Dad”

  • Spring 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

    Learn more about the Spring 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients, recognized at the Friday, May 12 Ceremony.

  • Looking for a Program?

    Commencement Programs will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Thursday, May 11.  An Online PDF will be available on Monday, May 15.

  • Save the Date for Winter Commencement 2017

    Winter Commencement will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kohl Center.  Tickets are not required and seating is first come first served.  Check back in the fall semester for more information!

  • Winter Commencement 2016

    Looking for information from Winter 2016? Check out our Ceremony Archives.