Ceremony Archives

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2020 Graduate Celebration (9.18.21)

Class of 2020 Graduate Celebration

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Graduate Degree Celebration – 2:00 p.m., Camp Randall Stadium

Speakers
  • Pat Connaughton, Keynote Speaker – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • CJ Zabat, Class 0f 2020 Speaker – Video
Streaming video

 Program

2021

SPRING 2021

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Bachelor’s Degree Candidate Ceremony, Noon

Speakers
  • André De Shields, ’70 – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Lusayo Mwakatika, Student Speaker – Video
Streaming video

Graduate Degree Ceremony, 4p.m.

Speakers
  • Dr. John Gottman – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
Streaming video

 Program (same for both ceremonies)

2020

WINTER 2020 (Virtual)

Speakers
  • Rose Lavelle – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Sven Kleinhans, Student Speaker – Video
  • John Felder, Alumni Speaker – Video 
 Programs
Streaming video

SPRING 2020 (Virtual)

Speakers
  • James Patterson – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Lauren Sorensen, Student Speaker – Video
 Programs
Streaming video

2019

WINTER 2019

Speakers
  • Jason Gay – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Lisa Kamal, Student Speaker – Video
 Programs
Streaming video

SPRING 2019

Speakers
  • J.J. Watt – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Ron Steinhoff, Student Speaker – Video
 Programs
Streaming video

2018

WINTER 2018

Speakers
  • Commissioner Emeritus, Allan “Bud” Selig – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Jamie Dawson, Student Speaker – Video
Program
Streaming video

SPRING 2018

Speakers
  • David Muir – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
 Programs
Streaming video

2017

WINTER 2017

Speakers
  • Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Jada Kline, Student Speaker – Video
Program
Streaming video

SPRING 2017

Speakers
  • Steven Levitan – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
Programs
Streaming video
Photos

2016

WINTER 2016

Speakers
  • Capt. James A. Lovell – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Terrence Thurk, Student Speaker – Video
Programs
Streaming video

SPRING 2016

Speakers
  • Russell Wilson – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
Programs
Streaming video
Multimedia

#UWGrad—Commencement in social media

Photo slideshow

2015

WINTER 2015

Speakers
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
  • Zoe Timm – Video
  • Student Leah Fraleigh – Video
Program

Winter 2015 (PDF)

Streaming video

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Multimedia

#UWGrad—Commencement in social media

SPRING 2015

Speakers
  • Katie Couric – Video
  • Chancellor Rebecca Blank – Video
Programs
Streaming video
Multimedia

#UWGrad—Commencement in social media

2014

WINTER 2014

Speakers
  • Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf – Video
  • Ben Deutsch – Video
Program

Commencement Program Winter 2014 (PDF)

Streaming video

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Multimedia

#UWGrad—Commencement in social media

SPRING 2014

Speakers
  • Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank — Video
  • Jon Huntsman — Video
Program

Commencement Program (PDF)

Streaming video
  • Friday, May 16 (Kohl Center ceremony) – currently unavailable
  • Saturday, May 17 (Camp Randall Stadium ceremony) – currently unavailable
Multimedia

Before 2014

For a selection of commencement videos before 2014, please visit the University’s YouTube channel for a curated playlist of videos.

For a historical list of all past commencement speakers or senior class officers please visit the Senior Class Office website.