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December 16, 2018

Ceremony & Venue Information

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m., Kohl Center

Ceremony for Doctoral, MFA, Professional, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

Doors open 2 hours before the start of the ceremony. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 and a half hours. Candidates will cross the stage, have their name read, and receive their diploma cover.  No tickets are required for the ceremony, candidates are welcome to bring as many guests as they would like.  Seating is first come, first served.

All commencement events will be fully accessible. A full list of accessible accommodations can be found on our accessibility page. In the advent of bad weather, read our inclement weather policy.

Graduates will have the opportunity to have their photos taken by Empire Photography during the commencement ceremony. Photos will be made available within 48 hours of the ceremony. Pre-register your email address or scan the QR code below to receive the complimentary photos of your graduate quickly.

The official degree conferral date for all Winter 2018 graduates will be December 23, 2018.

Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony information

PhD, MFA and Medical Degree Candidates Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10 at 5:30 pm at the Kohl Center.  The ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 hours.

Bachelor’s, Law and Master’s Degree Candidates Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 12, noon at Camp Randall Stadium.  The ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Future Commencement dates can be found on the Academic Calendar.