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University of Wisconsin–Madison
December 17, 2017

Ceremony & Venue Information

Sunday, December 17, 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, seating is first come, first served.

View a candidate seating map of the Kohl Center.  Read a detailed letter to graduates with instructions for the ceremony.  The ceremony program is now available.

All commencement events will be fully accessible. A full list of accessible accommodations for each location 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.