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RSVP

Tickets are not required for the UW Oshkosh Commencement Ceremonies. Students are recommended only inviting 5 guests. Please RSVP for Commencement by Monday, December 9th. This will help us with the timing and seating of the event.

Graduating students should arrive to Kolf Sports Center 45 minutes prior to their ceremony to register, receive their name card and honor cords. Maps of registration areas (by college) will be posted on the doors and in the entry ways.

9:30 a.m. Ceremony Details

Graduates, please arrive at 8:45 a.m. and report to the appropriate registration area:

  • Doctoral Studies (Hall of Fame Hallway)
  • Graduate Studies (Graduate students from all colleges meet in Room 161)
  • Division of Online and Continuing Education (Room 158)
  • College of Business (Gym B)
  • College of Education & Human Services (Gym B)
  • College of Letters and Science (Gym A)
  • College of Nursing (Room 164)

When you arrive to Kolf:

1). Please leave your personal items (including coats and purses) with your family and friends. Family and friends should then go to the upper level of Kolf.

2). Bring your academic attire with you to your college’s (OCE, COB, COEHS, COLS, CON and Graduate Studies) registration area in the lower level of Kolf.

3). Check-in and receive your name card. Students may make phonetic markings on their cards (for our announcers). If you are receiving University Undergraduate Honors (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude) or College Honors you will receive your FREE honor cord while registering.

4). If you are a graduate student, a briefing will take place thirty minutes prior to the ceremony. This meeting will prepare you with the details regarding how you will be hooded on stage. If you are a master’s degree candidate, this briefing will take place in Kolf 161. If you are a doctoral candidate, this briefing will take place in Room 161.

5). Line up with a partner (you may choose a partner, within your college, to walk within the processional and sit with during the ceremony). If you do not have a partner, our ushers will help you find a partner to walk alongside during the processional.

6). Commencement staff will lead you into the upper gym at the appropriate time where a formal processional will take place. You will be ushered to your appropriate seat.

7). Staff will guide you to the stage at the appropriate time to receive your degree. A photo will be taken of you as you enter the stage, as you receive the diploma cover and after you receive the diploma cover.

8). Please plan to meet your guests in the lower level of Kolf after the ceremony.

Spring Ceremony Details

Day of Spring Ceremony Details

9 a.m. Ceremony

Graduates, please arrive at 8:15 a.m. and report to the appropriate registration area:

  • College of Letters and Science (Meet in Gyms A/B)
  • Division of Online Learning and Continuing Education (Meet in Kolf 158)
  • Graduate Studies (Graduate students from all colleges meet in room 161)

2 p.m. Ceremony

Graduates, please arrive at 1:15 a.m. and report to the appropriate registration area:

  • College of Business (Meet in Gym A)
  • College of Education & Human Services (Meet in Gym B)
  • College of Nursing (Meet in room 164)
  • Graduate Studies (Graduate students from all colleges meet in room 161)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (Meet in Room 158)

UW Oshkosh Special Events Office  
(920) 424-3300
  commencement@uwosh.edu

Culver Family Welcome Center
625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901