What is the difference between commencement and graduation? Commencement is a ceremony that recognizes your academic achievement. The University Commencement Committee meets regularly to ensure that you and your loved ones have a meaningful experience celebrating your accomplishments at UW-Platteville.

Graduation is the awarding of an academic degree or diploma. The Office of the Registrar oversees the completion of all degree programs. If you have questions about your classes or degree requirements, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 608.342.1321 or email registrar@uwplatt.edu.

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Congratulations! As you near the end of your educational journey at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, learn how to prepare for your graduation.

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General Information

All ceremonies occur on the Bo Ryan Court inside the Williams Fieldhouse on the UW-Platteville campus and are open to the public; no tickets are required. Doors open one hour before each ceremony. Additional seating is located inside the Markee Pioneer Student Center.

Ceremonies are live-streamed and captioned for those unable to attend in person. The stream will appear on the ceremony event webpages.

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 608.342.1321 or registrar@uwplatt.edu


Parking for the commencement ceremony in Williams Fieldhouse is available in the following lots:

  • Lot 25 – west of Williams Fieldhouse
  • Lots 8 and 26 – east of Williams Fieldhouse
  • Lot 6 – east of Pioneer Tower

Handicap parking is available in the following lot:

  • Lot 9 – Markee Pioneer Student Center
  • Note: This lot is for handicap parking only. A vehicle must have a valid disabled placard or license plate to enter this lot.

The area in front of Williams Fieldhouse is for loading and unloading passengers only.

View campus maps and directions and the university parking lot map.

Future Commencement Dates

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​​Further details for each ceremony to be announced closer to the actual date.

  • Dec. 14, 2024
  • May 16-17, 2025

For more information

For commencement ceremonies information, please contact:
University Commencement Committee

For eligibility to graduate, please contact:
Office of the Registrar

For attire/regalia information, please contact:
University Bookstore