University of Wisconsin–Madison

School & College Events

Each school, college, division or program may host its own event during commencement weekend. For questions related to these events, please contact your school or college. Event information will be listed here as it becomes available.

 

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Pre-Commencement Reception
Saturday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Allen Centennial Garden
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Anthropology Department Graduate Celebration
Saturday, May 13
8:00 a.m.
8417 Social Sciences
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Department of Art History Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The University Club
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

Audiology Graduate Celebration
Audiology degree recipients
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in March

Botany Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Wisconsin School of Business BBA Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 13
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Grainger Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in March

Wisconsin School of Business Full Time MBA/MS ASAP Graduation Event
Saturday, May 13
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Program will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Department of Chemistry Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 12
3:00 p.m.
Chemistry Building
RSVP required. Invitations will be sent to students in April

Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Certificate Recognition and Graduation Celebration
Saturday May 13
9:30 a.m.
Wisconsin Idea Room, School of Education Building
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in early April

Department of Communication Arts Graduate Celebration
Thursday, May 11
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gordon Commons Dining & Event Center
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Celebration
Master’s degree recipients, department award recipients, capstone awardees
Saturday, May 13
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in March

Computer Sciences MS Reception
Saturday, May 13
3:00 p.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

Computer Sciences Ph.D. Reception
Friday, May 12
3:00 p.m.
Fluno Center
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

Computer Sciences Undergraduate Reception
Saturday, May 13
3:00 p.m.
Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

Conservation Biology Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) Spring Graduation Celebration & Reception
Friday, May 12
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South & Union South Pavilion
An annual salute to undergraduates in the programs and services of the Division of Diversity Equity & Educational Achievement. Ticket required for invited guests.

Economics Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 11
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in March
For more information, visit www.econ.wisc.edu/graduation

College of Engineering Graduate Recognition Event
Saturday, May 13
3:00 p.m.
Kohl Center
All graduates invited

English Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Celebration
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Social Hour
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

Geography Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Geography Library, Science Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

History Graduation & Awards Recognition Celebration
Friday, May 12
3:15 p.m.
Wisconsin Historical Society
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students

History Ph.D. Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12, 2017
12:00 p.m.
University Club
RSVP required

School of Human Ecology Graduate Student Recognition Program
Doctoral, MFA and Master’s degree recipients
Friday, May 12
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall
RSVP Required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

School of Human Ecology Graduating Senior Reception
Bachelor’s degree recipients
Saturday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Nancy Nicholas Hall
RSVP requested.  Invitations will be emailed to students in April

ILS Graduation Banquet
Thursday, April 20
6:00 p.m.
Union South
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students

International Student Graduation Celebration
Intended Audience: Graduating international students on F-1 and J-1 visas
Friday, May 5
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sonata/Concerto Room, Gordon Dining and Event Center, Gordon Commons

Jewish Community Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 12
Brunch at 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
UW Hillel (611 Langdon Street)

Jewish Studies Pre-Commencement Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
Education Building
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students

SJMC Graduation Event
Friday, May 12
12:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
RSVP desired. Invitations will be emailed to students in April
For more information, please visit http://today.wisc.edu/events/v…

Legal Studies/Criminal Justice Graduation Reception/Open House
Saturday, May 13
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Red Gym
No RSVP required

College of Letters & Science Pre-Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 13
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
UW-Fieldhouse
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

L&S Honors Graduate Reception
Friday, May 12
3:30 p.m.
Gordon Events Center
Graduates will be notified by email and invitations will be mailed to the family of the graduate.

Molecular Biology Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

School of Music Graduation, Hooding and Awards Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Music Hall
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Neurobiology Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

B.S. Pharmacology & Toxicology Senior Graduation Breakfast hosted by the School of Pharmacy
Saturday, May 13
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Heritage Hall (2nd floor) within Camp Randall
Ticket are required. Tickets will be distributed by graduating seniors

School of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony and Reception
Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Philosophy, and Master’s degree recipients
Friday, May 12
1:30 p.m.
Varsity Hall, Union South
Tickets are required

Philosophy Department Celebration of Graduates and Award Winners
Thursday, May 11
3:00 p.m.
Lowell Center
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Physics Undergraduate Graduation Reception
Friday, May 12
5:00 p.m.
Chamberlin Hall
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students and event postcards sent to home addresses

Psychology Graduation Reception
Friday, May 12
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Madison Masonic Center (301 Wisconsin Avenue)
RSVP requested.  Invitations will be emailed to students in March

Religious Studies Graduate Celebration
Thursday, May 11
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
8417 Social Science Bldg.
RSVP requested. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Graduation Celebration for Scandinavian Majors and Certificates
Monday, May 1
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1312 Van Hise
No RSVP required

School of Social Work Undergraduate Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 13
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Atrium, Discovery Building
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Master of Social Work (Full Time) Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Overture, Sonata, Concerto Rooms, Gordon Dining and Events Center
RSVP required. Students will receive tickets in April

Master of Social Work (Part Time) Graduation Celebration
Sunday, May 14
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Overture, Sonata, Concerto Rooms, Gordon Dining and Events Center
RSVP required. Students will receive tickets in April

Sociology Undergrad Majors Graduation Celebration
Saturday, May 13
8:30 a.m.
Social Science Building 6th-Floor Lobby
Response required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Sociology MRRC Graduation Lunch
Friday, May 12
11:00 a.m.
8417 Social Science Building
Response required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Sociology Ph.D. Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
8417 Social Science Building
Response required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Graduation Reception
Friday, May 12
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in late March

Department of Statistics Graduation Reception
Friday, May 12
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Union South

Title IV-E Graduate Bruncheon
Saturday, May 13
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
University Room, Doubletree Hotel
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April

Zoology Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitations will be emailed to students in April