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Commencement Checklist

First and Foremost - Congratulations!  All your hard work is about to pay off and we are proud of you.  We hope you are as excited about the commencement ceremony as we are.  However, you can't commence if you don't apply to graduate for December 2015.  Do this sooner rather than later in the semester. 


  • Beginning Monday, November 2nd
    An email  will be sent to graduation candidates using their UWEC email address with a link to a Commencement Ticket Reservation System to request tickets for your guests.  (This is the only way tickets are reserved for you!)
  • November 19th
    Senior Countdown event in Dakota Ballroom of the W.R. Davies Student Center. One stop for all your commencement needs: tickets, regalia, get to know your Alumni Association and much more
  • November 27th
    Speeches due for entry into the Student Speaker Competition.  Email manuscripts to Debra at

 Checklist to help you make sure you are ready for the big day.

 ___________ Planning to graduate December 2015? 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!  Watch for the email to reserve your guests seats in Zorn.
 ___________ 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 and don't forget to provide an email other than your UWEC email address so we can keep you informed of exciting happenings at your Alma Mater
 ___________ 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 November 19 between 10am and 2pm in the Alumni and Dakota rooms in Davies to receive your tickets and win fabulous door prizes.

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

 ___________ Attend Commencement Rehearsal on December  18th:  1pm to 2pm for the 9am ceremony and 2:15pm to 3:15 for the 2pm ceremony.  (Report to Kjer Theater)
 ___________ Take a moment and enjoy all that you've accomplished!  We are very proud of each of you!