Countdown to Commencement

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall

Countdown to Commencement is an event sponsored by UW-Platteville Alumni Association. It is designed to provide the information needed to make the most of your commencement experience, and to take care of details regarding your approaching graduation. If you are graduating in December, you are encouraged to participate in this once-a-semester event.

During Countdown to Commencement you will be able to meet with:

Registrar’s Office

to confirm information for your diploma and commencement program. All graduates are asked to limit their guests to six. More information will be provided at Countdown to Commencement.

For more information contact Linda Murphy 608.342.1321.

Cashier’s office

to pay your graduation fee ($40 for undergraduates)

For more information contact Jay McDermott 608.342.1211.

University Bookstore

to order your cap, gown, and tassel (Also, you can order your master’s hood, and study abroad and international sash if applicable). Only official provider (November 3 is last day to order without a late fee).

For more information contact Rob Gruber 608.342.1486.

Alumni Association

to join the association at a discounted rate and receive your first official alumni apparel with your new membership

For more information contact Sue Lindholm 608.342.1181 or 1.800.897.2586.

Academic and Career Advising Center

to register for your six months of free services upon graduating. (You will receive an additional six months of service by joining the Alumni Association)

For more information contact Jennifer Williamson 608.342.1183.

Order of Engineers

Engineering majors can place their order for the Order of Engineers ring.

For more information contact Jaclyn Esqueda 608.342.7342 or

Pioneer Involvement Center

to check Pioneer Link to determine if your organization is approved to wear appropriate commencement regalia.

For more information contact Rebecca Hass or Val Wetzel 608.342.1075.

Media Technology Services

to receive information about purchasing DVDs of your commencement ceremony and information for family and friends to watch the ceremony live via the web.

For more information contact Colleen Garity 608.342.1628.


representatives to select your graduation announcements or order a class ring.

By attending Countdown to Commencement, you will have the opportunity to win:

  • an official college ring (courtesy of Jostens)
  • a cap and gown (courtesy of the University Bookstore)
  • a one-year membership in the UW-Platteville Alumni Association

Graduation is the biggest day in your college career. Countdown to Commencement brings together many different departments of the university to provide one stop shopping for all your graduation needs.

Once again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation.

Stop any time between 2:30-6 p.m.
(no need to attend entire time)

Alumni Services Contact Us

Contact Us

Development and Alumni Engagement

Tel: 608.342.1181 | 1.800.897.2586
Fax: 608.342.1196

1500 Ullsvik Hall
1 University Plaza | Platteville, WI 53818

Hours: 7:45 a.m.—4:15 p.m., M—F

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