Will masks be required at winter commencement?

Yes, well fitting face coverings will be required for anyone attending winter commencement. This includes all graduates, family members, guests, faculty and staff. Both UW–Madison and Dane County have extended masking requirements into January. UW–Madison’s mask …

Could the ceremony be postponed or cancelled?

While every effort is being made to celebrate in person in May 2021, there is a possibility that we may have to postpone or cancel due to on-going public health conditions. If any changes are …

Will the event be ticketed?

Graduates will have the opportunity to register to attend and seating will be assigned once attendee numbers are finalized. Graduates will be provided staggered arrival times and assigned sections and/or seats.

Why can’t guests attend the in-person ceremonies?

Commencement is a cause for celebration, and family and friends are an important part of this tradition. Inviting guests to join virtually is the best way to allow a safe, in-person Commencement experience for our …