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Commencement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the postponed May 2020 commencement ceremony.

An in-person ceremony is being planned for the afternoon of October 2, 2020. Friday of Homecoming weekend, so we hope that you will come back or stay the weekend to join in on all the festivities with your fellow Blugold alumni.

In addition, the Alumni Association is pleased to recognize the Class of 2020 as the recipients of the Blugold Spirit Award, which is bestowed upon alumni who exemplify excellence in everyday life and demonstrate true pride for UW-Eau Claire. To recognize your achievements and persistence, all members of the Class of 2020 who return for Commencement on October 2 will be honored as the Grand Marshals of the Homecoming parade on October 3. 

Our bookstore on campus is closed at this time. Please visit the Herff Jones website to purchase all commencement regalia. http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_uwec/

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.

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.

Diplomas covers will be mailed after the in-person ceremony in Fall 2020. Please be sure to update your home address in MyBlugold CampS to ensure that these items reach you at the correct address. View instructions for updating personal contact information.

The ability to apply online for May 2020 is no longer available in MyBlugoldCamps. Please email degreereview@uwec.edu to request to graduate in the May 2020 term.

Due to current social distancing requirements, all campus buildings are closed. If you choose to come to campus to take photos, you must remember to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.

You are welcome to come back to campus to participate in a future regularly-scheduled ceremony. In order to indicate your preference, please email commencement@uwec.edu to request which ceremony you intend to participate.

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