Frequently asked questions regarding the postponed May 2020 commencement ceremony.
Will the December 19 ceremony be recorded?
Yes, the virtual ceremony on December 19 will be recorded and available for viewing on our website. https://www.uwec.edu/commencement/class-2020-commencement/
Where can I purchase cap, tassel and other regalia?
Please visit the Herff Jones website to purchase commencement regalia. http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_uwec/
Shipping is free to home addresses of December graduates. Order early to ensure timely delivery.
Should I purchase cords?
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: https://www.uwec.edu/sos/sustainability-honors-cord/
When will I receive my diploma?
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.
When will I receive my diploma cover?
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.
Can I participate in an alternate ceremony?
I haven’t received my order from Herff Jones.
If you have already purchased regalia from Herff Jones online you should have received an email message from Herff Jones Cap & Gown Business System <email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, but please know that they are managing thousands of orders at this time and that the customer service will be slower.
Photos of previous ceremonies.
Visit the Grad Images website to find photos of your favorite graduate. Search by last name, graduation year and University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.