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Graduation & Commencement Services

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from UW-Whitewater!

Please make sure that you have applied for graduation a minimum of one full semester prior to your anticipated graduation term.  The graduation application is now accessed only through your Student Center in WINS.  Please refer to the WINS How-To page for further direction here.  If you have questions regarding your degree requirements, please contact your college.  The deadline for students to appear in the printed commencement program for the Fall 2019 term is October 11.  Students who apply after this date will not be included in the program.  Please note that a graduation fee of $45.00 will be added to your account during the semester you plan to graduate.
The December 2019 conferral date (last day of the term) for degrees is December 23, 2019.  Diplomas will be mailed out in February 2019 to the address you provided on your graduation application.  If you should need to change this at any time prior to February 2019, please send an email with the request to 

Please refer to this letter sent to students in graduation status for the Fall 2019 term for more information regarding graduation and commencement: Congratulations Graduate!

Here are some helpful links:

Apply for Graduation

Dual Degree Policy

Salute to Grads

Commencement Information and Ceremony Times

More Information  
Enrollment Deposit Cap and Gown Purchase
Jostens Loan Services Exit Interview
Replacement Diplomas


For information regarding the commencement ceremony, please visit the commencement website.

Are you interested in volunteering for Commencement? Fill out this form here.