Commencement Information

Fall 2018 Graduation Schedule of Events - Division of Professional Studies

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Division of Professional Studies Reception
Location: Alumni Lounge, Markee Pioneer Student Center
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony - School of Business
Location: Williams Fieldhouse (indoors)

Time: Assemble at 8 a.m.
          Ceremony at 9 a.m.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Commencement Ceremony - College of LAE and School of Graduate Studies
​​​Location: Williams Fieldhouse (indoors)

Time: Assemble at 11:30 a.m.
          Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Education: Adult Education
Master of Science in Education: Elementary Education
Master of Science in Education: Human Services
Master of Science in Education: Middle School Education
Master of Science in Education: Secondary Education
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management
Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership
Master of Science in Project Management

To request disability accommodations, contact the Registrar's office at 608.342.1321 or

Additional Resources

Commencement Information and Instructions

Commencement Apparel

You should order your cap, gown, tassel, and master's hood (graduate students only) from the UW-Platteville University Bookstore. It is the only official provider of commencement apprarel.

Order your apparel by calling 608.342.1486.

Graduation Photo Information

A professional photographer will take a photo of each graduate at the commencement ceremonies. For more information about ordering these professional photos, click here.

Additionally, our department photographer will take photos of all graduates - individually and with their guests - at the Distance Education and Graduate Studies Commencement Reception. We will also be taking a group photo at the end of the reception. Graduates will receive copies of all of these photos via postal mail.

Commencement Parking

The reception is held in the Markee Pioneer Student Center. All ceremonies are held in the Williams Fieldhouse, which is connected to the Pioneer Activity Center. We suggest using Lots 26, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, and 8. All of these lots are a short walk to the Markee Pioneer Student Center and the Pioneer Athletic Center. Lot 9 is handicap parking only and close to both locations. You can find all of these parking lots on the parking map.

Say Thanks

Write a message of gratitude to your family, friends, faculty and staff members, and anyone else you'd like to recognize. Your message will be displayed at your college's commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 15.

Submit a "Thank You"

Commencement Ceremony Video Stream

Can't make it to campus? You can still stream the commencement ceremonies.

Commemorative Plaque

Commemorative degree plaques are available for purchase from the UW-Platteville Alumni Store.

Celebrating at a Distance

If you can't make it to campus, you can still celebrate with us from a distance.

Alumni Association - New Graduate Membership

New graduates have the opportunity to join the university's Alumni Association at a discounted rate, as an individual or as a couple (if both spouses are new graduates of UW-Platteville), and can purchase a one-year membership for half price.

To join:

1.  Visit the online Alumni Store’s membership dues page.

2.  Type in your name and grad year. If purchasing a Couple Membership, enter your spouse’s name and grad year.

3.  Select 1-year Individual Membership or 1-year Couple Membership from the dropdown menu, and click Add to Cart. (You will enter your discount code at checkout.)

4.  Once you are finished shopping, view your cart and click Checkout.

5.  On the next page, in the Discount box, enter Countdown50. (Please note: This discount code is only good for one use.)

6.  Continue your checkout.

Alumni Services

Alumni Services works to carry out the mission of the UW-Platteville Alumni Assocation, which includes fostering a successful alumni relations program for the more than 57,000 UW-Platteville alumni worldwide.

Alumni Career Services

UW-Platteville alumni have access to career services offered through the Alumni Career Services Program, a partnership between UW-Platteville's Career and Professional Development Office and the UW-Platteville Alumni Association.

Distance Education Alumni Resources

Visit our distance education alumni page for alumni news, resources, and ways to stay connected after graduation.

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DLC: Graduation Reuseable



Campus maps:

Interactive Map
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Information on area hotels, restaurants, and attractions:

Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
Galena Area Chamber of Commerce

Future commencement dates (tentative):

  • May 10-11, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • May 15-16, 2020

Contact Us

Center for Distance Learning
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

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