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Commencement Checklist

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.  Please use the following as a guide to help you prepare for the big day.


  • October 2016
    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 15, 2016
    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 21, 2016
    Speeches due for entry into the Student Speaker Competition.  Email manuscripts to Debra at


 ___________ Apply to Graduate
 ___________ Reserve your tickets.  Watch for the email to reserve your guests seats in Zorn.
 ___________ Pay 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.  Deadline for submission is November 21, 2016.
 ___________ 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 15 between 10am and 2pm in the Dakota Ballroom.

Arrange any special seating necessary for elderly or disabled guests by contacting the commencement office.

 ___________ Attend Commencement Rehearsal on December 16
  •  Report to Kjer Theatre 
    • 1:00pm to 2:00pm
      (for graduates participating in the 9am ceremony)
    • 2:15pm to 3:15pm
      (for graduates participating in the 2pm ceremony)
  • This is not mandatory but is highly recommended.
 ___________ Take a moment and enjoy all that you've accomplished!  We are very proud of each of you!