Spring Ceremony 2020

2020 Spring Commencement was held Virtually on May 9.

Ceremony Video


Keynote Speaker: James Patterson

Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank

Student Speaker: Lauren Sorensen 

We made the very difficult decision to postpone our Spring Commencement 2020 ceremonies at Camp Randall and the Kohl Center, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the announcement to graduates of the Class of 2020.

In consultation with the senior class officers, we developed a virtual Commencement Ceremony video for all graduates to watch in celebration of the successful completion of your studies. A virtual Commencement Ceremony video was published for graduates, families and guests to celebrate together, while apart, on Saturday, May 9 at Noon, Central. The video content was pre-recorded. Graduates, families and friends watched together, and celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Our Senior Class Officers are also helping us design an in-person ceremony that we’ll host when we emerge from this public health crisis, for everyone who can attend.

UPDATES: Graduates of Spring 2020 are asked to return their cap and gown rentals to ensure fulfillment of orders for 2020 Winter and 2021 Spring graduates. There are currently no updates in regards to rescheduling the Spring 2020 ceremony. We are committed to gathering together to celebrate all of our graduates accomplishments when it is once again safe to do so. As more information becomes available we will share it here. You can also sign up for updates via email.