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Commencement Checklist


You can't Commence if you don't apply to graduate for May 2014.  Do this sooner rather than later in the semester.  This is part of your Commencement Checklist.

NOW thru April 7-Use the Commencement Ticket Reservation System to request your tickets to Commencement.  (This is the only way tickets are reserved for you!) Please note that you may not receive all the tickets you request, but every graduate will be allotted a base number of tickets.  All additional tickets are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on the Commencement Ticket Reservation System.

April 9th-Speeches due for Student Speaker Competition.  Email to Lynn at

April 11-If you are NOT walking.  Use the Commencement Ticket Reservation System and answer the two questions to confirm that you are NOT planning to attend Commencement.

May 1-Last day for Special Seating requests.  All special seating tickets have been assigned at this time.  Please do not request.

April 7-Last day to request tickets by mail.  See Tickets tab for guidelines.

May 9th by Noon-LAST DAY TO PICK UP COMMENCEMENT TICKETS!  All unclaimed tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis on Commencement Day.  More details to follow in an email as we get closer to Commencement.

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_____Planning to graduate May 2014? You can't graduate if you don't apply! Go to Student Center>Other Academics>Apply to Graduate.

_____Planning to have family or friends attend your Commencement Ceremony?  They won't have a ticket if you don't make the reservation!  Use the link at the top of the page!

_____Pay any outstanding financial obligations including but not limited to tuition, fines, tickets, fees, etc.  You will not officially graduate until all financial obligations have been reconciled.

_____Update your contact information in MyBlugold. 

_____Go to and provide an email other than your UWEC email address.

_____Consider being a student speaker for Commencement.  Find more information about this honor on the Student Speaker for Commencement tab.

_____Contact Career Services for help finding professional positions, resume writing and other career-related assistance.

_____Visit the University Bookstore to order graduation announcements or academic regalia.  Consider the purchase of an international stole if you studied abroad. 

_____Attend the Senior Countdown Event on April 23 from 10-2 in the Alumni and Dakota rooms in Davies to receive your tickets and register to win a VIP Package for Commencement Day.

_____Arrange any special seating necessary for elderly or disabled guests at Senior Countdown.

_____Attend Commencement Rehearsal on May 16th:  Noon to 1pm for the 9am ceremony and 1:15 to 2:15 for the 2pm ceremony.  (Line up will be in Hibbard Hall)

_____Take a moment and enjoy all that you've accomplished!  We are very proud of each of you!




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