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Graduation & Commencement Services

At this time, no decisions have been made yet regarding changing the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. Because the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing, we are closely monitoring it and will act as appropriate. If a change were to occur, students would be notified as soon as possible and this website will be updated. Please visit for the latest information.

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 May 2020 term is March 9.  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 May 2020 conferral date (last day of the term) for degrees is May 19, 2020.  Diplomas will be mailed out in August 2020 to the address you provided on your graduation application.  If you should need to change this at any time prior to August 2020, please send an email with the request to 

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.