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December 16, 2023 | W.L. Zorn Arena

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is eager to welcome our degree candidates from the fall class of 2023 to celebrate their graduation on Saturday, December 16, 2023 in the W.L. Zorn Arena. Ceremonies will be broadcast live on our website, Facebook and YouTube. They will also be recorded for viewing at a later date.


Doors open 75 minutes prior to each ceremony.
Ceremonies last between 90 minutes - 2 hours.

9:00 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

1:30 p.m.

College of Business
College of Education and Human Sciences

Experience Commencement

Commencement tickets are free but required for all guests, including infants and children.

Register for Tickets

In-person attendance in Zorn Arena is limited to each graduate and up to six guests. Commencement tickets are free but required for all guests, including infants and children.

Students must RSVP to attend the ceremony and register for tickets. Log into CampS to complete your Commencement To Do list. All attending must have a ticket, including infants and children. 

Graduates may pick up tickets on campus at the following locations:
   General Admission | UWEC Service Center
   Accessible Seating | Commencement Office | 201 Schofield Hall

Remote Viewing on Campus

Remote viewing will be available in the Woodland Theater on the 3rd floor of the W.R. Davies Center. Seats will be first-come, first-served, tickets are not required.

Live Broadcast

Watch the live broadcast of each ceremony on UW-Eau Claire's website, YouTube Channel or Facebook Page.  

If you miss any of the ceremonies, recordings will be finalized and posted to the website during the week following Commencement.

Additional Celebrations

University Honors Reception

Contact: Kim Wellnitz

MSS Graduation Reception

Contact: Cheri Snobl

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

Contact: Debra Jansen

Parking, Directions, and Lodging

Need to park close to the action? Arrive early and park in the Hibbard or Phillips lots. If you want to walk in your student's shoes, take a stroll across the bridge and park in the Water Street or Haas lots.

Do not park in Visitor Lot A or the Ecumenical Center parking lot. Both are reserved and require a permit.

All of the parking lots have ADA stalls. A vehicle must display a state-issued ADA permit to occupy one of those stalls.

Blugold Pro Tip: Be the hero of your party by dropping your group off at the gateway at least 15 minutes before the ceremony. The gateway is located at the corner of Park and Garfield Avenues.

River Bridge.

Eau Claire Hotels

Make your reservations early.

Explore local lodging
Students make their way through Garfield avenue on lower campus.

Directions to UWEC

Need a refresher on the campus layout?

Find out how to get to UWEC
Naturesque view from campus.

Local Eateries

Visit local flavors while you're in town.

Explore local dining options

Next Steps

  • Professional Photographers Pre-register for photos.
  • RSVP + Register for Tickets
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