Commencement in L&S

Upcoming Commencement Dates: Winter 2018

All graduates in the College of Letters & Science are invited to celebrate their success with the Dean of the College of Letters & Science, faculty, and Bucky. Enjoy refreshments and free photography, and get geared up for commencement at the Kohl Center. 

L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration Sunday, December 16 from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in the Nicholas Johnson Pavilion at the Kohl Center. Dean John Karl Scholz will present a brief program at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP for this event online.

If any questions arise about the L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration, please contact

Visit for more information on the UW-Madison commencement ceremony.

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Important information for graduating students

All students must apply to graduate to complete their degree. Please review the university Steps to Prepare for Commencement.  

L&S students should review the L&S Graduation Policies and consult with their academic advisor about degree requirements.

L&S undergraduate students can also review their degree and major requirements by visiting the L&S Academic Advising Services in Suite 155 Middleton Building or meeting with their department/major advisor to go over their DARS.

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