UW Madison Winter Commencement Ceremony & Law school reception

The campus-wide commencement begins at 10 a.m. Friends and families of Law School graduates are invited to join the Law School reception, which will immedietely follow the ceremony, and is expected to start at approximately 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Kohl Center is located at 601 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI. 

Questions? Contact Kimberly Raether.

Register for the Law School Reception

BAR ADMISSION LARGE-GROUP SWEARING-IN FOR December GRADUATES

Monday, January 24, 2022
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chambers

ACADEMIC REGALIA FOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES (ATTIRE)

The gown for UW Law School graduates is called the doctor-of-law or juris doctorate gown, and the hood is purple. 

Honors stoles for those receiving Dean’s Academic Achievement Awards are solid red. Once UW Law School has determined the list of students receiving the Dean’s Academic Achievement Awards, it sends the list to The University Book Store. Students eligible to wear an honors stole will be notified. Eligible students should request their honors stoles when they pick up their tams and gowns.

Candidates should wear the academic attire appropriate to the degree to be conferred. Orders for academic attire should be made as early as possible through The University Book Store.

Rental Agency
The University Book Store, 711 State St., 608-257-3784
The University Book Store handles all arrangements for tams, gowns, hoods and honors stoles. To confirm ordering dates and get more information about rentals, check The University Book Store website.

You can order your tam, gown and hood:

EXIT/GRADUATION PHOTOGRAPHS

Graduates may elect to submit a photo for the alumni photo collection located in the online UW Law Library Repository. To participate, graduates should send a high-resolution digital copy of their own photograph (using their name as the file name). Please send your digital photographs or any questions you have about the graduation photos to Kimberly Raether.

ADDITIONAL GRADUATION INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK:

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