Commencement in L&S

Upcoming Commencement Dates: Spring 2017

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.

L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the UW Madison Field House.
RSVP required; Graduates are invited by email in April.

Official Ceremonies

Ph.D., MFA, Medical Professional Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

Bachelor, Law, and Master's Degree Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.

Visit https://commencement.wisc.edu/ for more information on the UW-Madison commencement ceremony.

Interested in supporting the next generation of Badgers?

Learn more about the student campaign, special events and the giving cord available at Cap and Gown pick-up at badgergrad.com.

Stay in touch with L&S!

You will soon be part of a network more than 200,000 L&S alumni strong.  Learn more about your alumni here. And be sure to stay in touch:

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 Requirements for Graduation 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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Department Celebrations

Letters & Science departments may hold additional celebrations or recognition events during commencement time. Below, view a list of events. To have an event listed, please email commence@ls.wisc.edu.

Anthropology

Anthropology Department Graduate Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 8:00 AM • 8417 Social Sciences
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.

Art History

Department of Art History Graduation Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:30 - 4:30 PM • The University Club
RSVP requested. Invitation will be emailed to students.

Botany

Botany Graduation Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • 145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.

Center for Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies Pre-Commencement Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • Education Building
RSVP required; students will be emailed

Center for Law, Society, and Justice

Legal Studies/Criminal Justice Graduation Reception/Open House
May 13, 2017 • 2:45 - 4:00 PM • Red Gym
No RSVP required

Chemistry

Department of Chemistry Graduation Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Chemistry Building
RSVP required. Invitation will be sent to students in April.

Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Certificate Recognition and Graduation Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 9:30 AM • Wisconsin Idea Room, School of Education Building
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in early April.

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

CANES Graduation Celebration
May 3, 2017 • Location TBD
RSVP required: Email tllandis@wisc.edu to RSVP.

Communication Arts

Department of Communication Arts Graduate Celebration
May 11, 2017 • 2:00 - 4:00 PM • Gordon Commons Dining & Event Center
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Audiology Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 - 4:00 PM • Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in March.

Communication Sciences and Disorder MS Graduate Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 2:30 - 4:00 PM • Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed in March.

Computer Sciences

Computer Sciences Undergraduate Reception
May 13, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP requested; invitation by email

Computer Sciences MS Reception
May 13, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP requested; invitation by email

Computer Sciences Ph.D. Reception
May 12, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Fluno Center
RSVP requested; invitation by email

Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • 145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.

Economics

Economics Graduation Celebration
May 11, 2017 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM • Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in March.
For more information, visit www.econ.wisc.edu/graduation

English

English Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 - 3:30 PM Celebration, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Social Hour • Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
RSVP requested; invitation by email

French and Italian

Department of French and Italian Graduate Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 9:00 - 11:00 AM • HotelRED, 1501 Monroe St
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed in April.

Geography

Geography Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 - 4:00 PM • Geography Library, Science Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed in April.

Gender and Women's Studies

Gender & Women's Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies Graduation Reception
May 13, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:00 AM • 1310 Sterling Hall
RSVP encouraged: RSVP online.

German, Nordic and Slavic

Graduation Celebration for Scandinavian Majors and Certificates
May 1, 2017 • 3:00 - 5:00 PM • 1312 Van Hise
No RSVP required

History

Graduation & Awards Recognition Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 3:15 PM • Wisconsin Historical Society
RSVP requested; invitation by email

Ph.D. Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 12:00 PM • University Club
RSVP required

Integrated Liberal Studies

ILS Graduation Banquet
April 20, 2017 • 6:00 PM • Union South
RSVP required; Invites sent out via email

Latin American, Carribbean and Iberian Studies Program

LACIS Graduation Celebration
May 11, 2017 • 4:00 - 6:00 PM • University Club
RSVP required; RSVP online.

L&S Honors Program

L&S Honors Graduate Reception
May 12, 2017 • 3:30 PM • Gordon Events Center
Graduates will be notified by e-mail and invitations will be mailed to the family of the graduate.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology Graduate Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • 145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.

Psychology

Psychology Graduation Reception
May 12, 2017 • 5:00 - 7:30 PM • Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
RSVP requested.  Invitation will be emailed to students in March

Philosophy

Philosophy Department Celebration of Graduates and Award Winners
May 11, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Lowell Center
RSVP requested; invitations emailed to students in April

Physics

Undergraduate Graduation Reception
May 12, 2017 • 5:00 PM • Chamberlin Hall
RSVP requested. Invitations emailed to students and event postcards sent to home addresses.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies Graduate Celebration
May 11, 2017 • 4:30 - 6:00 PM • 8417 Social Science Bldg.
RSVP requested; invitations emailed to students in April

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

SJMC Graduation Event
May 12, 2017 • 12:00 PM • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
RSVP desired.  Invitations will be emailed to students sometime in April.
For more information, please visit http://today.wisc.edu/events/v...

School of Music

School of Music Graduation, Hooding and Awards Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 - 4:00 PM • Music Hall
Email invitations sent in April; RSVP requested

School of Social Work

School of Social Work Undergraduate Graduation Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 2:30 - 4:30 PM • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
RSVP required. Invitation will be e-mailed to students in April.

School of Social Work Full-Time MSW Program and Doctoral Program Celebration
May 14, 2017 • 10:00 - 11:30 AM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP required. Students are receiving tickets in April.

School of Social Work Part-Time MSW Program Graduation Celebration
May 14, 2017 • 2:30 - 4:30 PM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP required. Students are receiving tickets in April.

IV-E Child Welfare Brunch
May 14, 2017 • 9:30 - 10:30 AM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP required. Invitation will be e-mailed in April.

Sociology

Sociology Undergrad Majors Graduation Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 8:30 AM • Social Science Building 6th-Floor Lobby
Invitation will be e-mailed to students in April; response required.

MRRC Graduation Lunch
May 12, 2017 • 11:00 AM • 8417 Social Science Building
Invitation will be e-mailed to students in April; response required.

Sociology Ph.D. Graduation Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • 8417 Social Science Building
Invitation will be e-mailed to students in April; response required.

Spanish and Portuguese

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Graduation Reception
May 12, 2017 • 1:00 - 4:00 PM • On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym
RSVP required. Invitation will be e-mailed in late March.

Statistics

Department of Statistics Graduation Reception
May 12, 2017 • 2:30 - 4:30 PM • Union South

Zoology

Zoology Graduate Celebration
Celebrating Conservation Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology and Zoology Majors
May 12, 2017 • 2:00 PM • 145 Birge Hall
RSVP required. Invitation will be emailed to students in April.