UCC Responsibilities and Membership


  • Instructs the graduates and the faculty concerning procedures and academic attire.
  • Selects and instructs the marshals.
  • Arranges for the proper placement of the faculty, the graduates, and the Chancellor's party in the processional and recessional lines, including consideration for individuals with special needs.
  • Makes physical and equipment arrangements for the commencement exercises, such as public address system, seating, ushers, musical accompaniment, and stage setting.
  • Arranges for the printing and distribution of programs, invitations, and tickets.
  • Recommends the commencement and valedictory speaker, a topic or theme, and appropriate music.


  • Nine (9) faculty members, at least three from each college
  • Two (2) academic staff, nominated by Academic Staff Senate
  • Four (4) students, chosen by Student Senate
  • One Representative (faculty or staff) from Graduate Council
  • Ex-Officio:
    • Chancellor
    • Registrar
    • Physical Plant Representative
    • Campus Police Representative
    • Chancellor's Program Assistant
    • UW Foundation Representative
    • Media Technology Services

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