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Commencement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the postponed May 2020 commencement ceremony.

Please visit the Herff Jones website to purchase commencement regalia. http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_uwec/
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hipping is free to home addresses of December graduates. Order early to ensure timely delivery.

Undergraduate candidates may purchase gold cords if they have an outstanding scholastic record (GPA). This GPA is based on the semester just prior to Commencement and both the UWEC (Resident) GPA and Total (all college credits) GPA. Graduate candidates may wear gold cords if they meet the following criteria:

  • Summa Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA or higher
  • Magna Cum Laude, 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Cum Laude, 3.2 GPA or higher

Honor Society members who are not graduating with a GPA distinction listed above, can purchase and wear silver cords.

Active military or veterans are can purchase and wear red/white/blue honor cords.

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6 - 8 weeks after semester grades have been submitted. Please be sure to update your home address in MyBlugold CampS to ensure your diploma reaches you at the correct address. View instructions for updating personal contact information.

Diploma covers will be mailed approximately 6 - 8 weeks after semester grades have been submitted. Please be sure to update your home address in MyBlugold CampS to ensure your diploma reaches you at the correct address. View instructions for updating personal contact information.

Accommodations can be made for extenuating circumstances. To request participation in an alternate ceremony, please email degreereview@uwec.edu and commencement@uwec.edu to make your request.

If you have already purchased regalia from Herff Jones online you should have received an email message from Herff Jones Cap & Gown Business System <collegecs@herffjones.com>, where they asked which address to ship your order, or an option to request a refund. For the fastest customer service, please find the email from Herff Jones in your UWEC inbox.

If you cannot find that email you can contact them at email gradmidwest@gmail.com, but please know that they are managing thousands of orders at this time and that the customer service will be slower.

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