UW-Whitewater’s May 2023 commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Each ceremony will last approximately two hours long.

  • At 10 a.m. the ceremony for undergraduate from the College of Arts and Communication and the College of Business and Economics and graduate students from related programs will be held.
  • At 3 p.m. the ceremony for undergraduate students from the College of Education and Professional Studies and the College of Letters and Sciences graduate students from related programs will be held.

The Rock County campus will hold its commencement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16.


This website will be updated as more details are forthcoming. Questions can be directed to

Commencement parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All campus lots will be free of charge on commencement day. It is suggested to arrive early. The passenger drop-off location is at the north end of the Williams Center off of Schwager Drive.

University Police will direct those in need of accessible parking, which is limited, to lot #11. Only vehicles with state-issued disabled license plates, permits or placards will be permitted in this lot.

Commencement Map » [PDF]

Guest access

The commencement ceremony will be fully accessible. Drop-off location and accessible seating will be available for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility. Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to only those guests who require it. The seats will be for the person with accessible needs and for one companion. No pre-ticketing will occur for accessible seating. Wheelchair and wheelchair companion locations are scattered throughout the main level. Family members and guests are encouraged to provide their own mobility devices; UW-Whitewater does not provide wheelchairs or walkers.

Accommodations for deaf/hard of hearing guests

The seating area is served by assistive listening devices (ALD) on an FM system. Individuals may pick up headsets at the Recreation Sports and Facilities Office, located in room 100 of the Williams Center (near the north entrance doors of the fieldhouse), and must leave some form of collateral, such as a driver’s license or credit card while using the ALD. In addition, ASL interpreters will be on site in a designated area.

Accommodations for nursing mothers

Please feel free to feed your child anywhere you wish.  If you would like a more comfortable area, please head to room 105 in the Williams Center (athletic training room).

Restroom changing stations

Changing stations are located in the following areas in the Williams Center: women's restrooms (rooms 163 and 207) and men's restrooms (rooms 159 and 204).


The public restrooms are accessible.

Accommodations for graduating students

Graduates who need hearing, mobility or other accommodations for either ceremony can make arrangements by contacting Sara Vogt at

2023 spring commencement speakers

Hired Before Graduation social media campaign

If you are graduating in May 2023 and have landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement, join us for Hired Before Graduation, a university tradition, to have your photo taken professionally and posted to UW-Whitewater's Facebook page.

Learn more about Hired Before Graduation »

Congratulations, class of 2023! GO WARHAWKS!

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