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.

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 the UW Bookstore when returning your gown.

L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the UW Madison Field House.
RSVP Requested by May 7

Please contact commence@ls.wisc.edu with any questions about the L&S Pre-Commencement Celebration.

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.

Rent your cap and gown

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.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department Graduation Celebration
May 13, 2017 • 3:00 PM • Computer Sciences Building Room 1240
RSVP requested by emailing AOS

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 4, 2017 • 4:00 - 5:30 PM • Memorial Union
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

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.

Geoscience

Department of Geoscience Graduation Celebration
May 12, 2017 • 3:00 - 4:00 PM • Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St.
RSVP appreciated. Invitation will be emailed in April.

Gender and Women's Studies

Gender & Women's Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies Graduation Reception
May 13, 2017 • 9:00 - 10:00 AM • 1310 Sterling Hall
RSVP encouraged: RSVP online.

German, Nordic and Slavic

German Program Undergraduate Awards Banquet
May 4, 2017 • 5:30 PM • University Club
By invitation. RSVP Required:  Email mllouden@wisc.edu to RSVP

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

Graduation Celebration for Slavic Majors
May 5, 2017 • 12:00 - 1:30 PM • 1418 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.

Political Science

Political Science Graduation Brunch
May 12, 2017 • 9:00 AM • Gordon Dining and Event Center
RSVP required by April 17

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 • 4:30 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

Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Urban and Regional Planning Celebration
May 14, 2017 • 5:00 - 8:00 PM • University Club
Co-Sponsored by the Wisconsin Student Planning Association

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.