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Commencement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding the postponed May 2020 commencement ceremony.

The ceremony will be live streamed on various platforms during the day of commencement. Please visit the website on the day of the ceremony for instructions on where and how to find the streams.

Please visit the Herff Jones website to purchase commencement regalia.
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 from the bookstore.

Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord:


If you do not participate in the diploma walk, you can expect your diploma to be 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 and to make your request.

Visit the Grad Images website to find photos of your favorite graduate. Search by last name, graduation year and University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

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