How will the University of Wisconsin–Madison ensure the ceremonies are safe?

Physically distancing seating and requiring masks are just some of the ways that we ensure a safe event for all. In addition to limiting in-person ceremonies to only graduates, those who participate will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing.

The in-person ceremonies are contingent on continued progress in controlling COVID-19 on campus and in the community. Health and safety requirements will include physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings. Participating graduates will need to be part of the Safer Badgers testing program and show a green “access granted” Badger Badge on their Safer Badgers mobile app for entrance to Camp Randall. “Access granted” signifies adherence to campus safety protocols, including having a recent negative COVID-19 test result on file.  Limiting in-person ceremonies to graduates only allows us to use our proven public health strategy to ensure a safe Commencement celebration.