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, Doctoral, MFA, Professional
degree candidates

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

News & Announcements

  • Apply to Graduate

    The deadline to have your name appear in the Winter 2016 Commencement Program is Friday, November 4.  Find out how to apply to graduate.

  • Reserve Your Cap and Gown

    Rent your graduation attire now through November 10 online or in person at the University Bookstore.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Check out the most common questions about the graduation process.

  • Spring 2017 Doctoral Ceremony

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

  • Spring 2017 Bachelors Ceremony

    The Bachelor’s, Law and Master’s Degree Candidate Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 12, noon at Camp Randall Stadium.