Commencement in L&S

Upcoming Commencement Dates: Spring 2019

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, free portraits, and get geared up for commencement at Camp Randall.

Bachelor's and master's graduates in L&S may pick up their official diploma cover at this event. If you are unable to attend, diploma covers can be picked up from the Registrar or some department celebrations.

L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 11 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the UW Madison Field House. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Please contact with any questions about the L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration.

Official Ceremonies

Ph.D., MFA, Medical Professional Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

Bachelor, Law, and Master's Degree Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 12 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.

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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