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Winter 2015 Announcements

Still need a cap and gown? The UW Bookstore's walk-in program for Bachelors candidates starts December 15 at 11 a.m.; walk-ins for Faculty, Masters and Doctoral candidates start December 18 at 2 p.m.

Need to secure accessible parking? Visit our Accessibility section for more information.

Day-of Details: Candidates should be seated by 9:40 a.m. The ceremony is expected to last two hours. No tickets are required for admission, which is open to the public. Read more.

Zoë Timms, UW Alumna ('97) and founder of the Women's Education Project, is the winter Commencement speaker.

Spring 2016 Announcements

  • Friday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center Doctoral and MFA candidates
  • Saturday, May 14, noon at Camp Randall Stadium Undergraduate and master's degree candidates
  • Look for more information about spring commencement in January 2016.

For more information:

For questions related to degree requirements or other academic matters, contact the Office of the Registrar at 608-262-3811 or email

For other commencement-related questions, call us at 608-263-2400 or email us at

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