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May Commencement

Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM | Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center

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May Commencement

Saturday, May 21 - 1:00 p.m.
Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center


*LOCATION UPDATES DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST*

ACADEMIC PROCESSION: Due to the weather forecast, graduating students will meet in the Schwan Concert Hall (lower level of the Center for Arts and Performance) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 to line up for the academic procession. Please leave coats, purses, etc. with family members; you may not leave anything in the Schwan Concert Hall. 

POST-CEREMONY DESSERT RECEPTIONS: The post-commencement receptions will be moved indoors to the following locations.

  • College of Arts and Sciences reception: Center for Arts and Performance
  • College of Health Sciences reception: Schwan Library
  • College of Professional Studies reception: Greenfield Administration Building - Campus Center

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: WLC's Spring 2022 commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. and should last approximately 90 minutes. The ceremony will be followed by a light dessert reception for graduates and their guests. 
  • TICKETS: Tickets are required for graduates and their guests.
    • Doors will open for ticketed guests at noon. TICKETS are REQUIRED for entry. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Graduates have the ability to forward tickets electronically or print out PDF versions for their guests to use for entry. Each ticket has a unique barcode that can only be scanned ONE TIME. Please remember that every person needs to have their own unique ticket barcode, and graduates need to keep one of the tickets for themselves!
    • There will be no additional tickets available at the door; the event is at capacity.
  • PARKING: Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in WLC's Parking Center (8701 W. Wisconsin Avenue). Area streets are also available for parking. Please follow posted parking restrictions on the streets near the college, and be respectful of our neighbors so they can access their driveways.
  • LIVESTREAM: Family members and friends who are unable to attend may watch the event online.
  • HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS: Area hotels and restaurants are listed on our site.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Professional photos from the ceremony will be available from the photographer's website the week after commencement.

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATES

  • ACADMIC PROCESSION: Due to the weather forecast, graduating students will meet in the Schwan Concert Hall  (lower level of the Center for Arts and Performance) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 to line up for the academic procession. Please leave coats, purses, etc. with family members; you may not leave anything in the Schwan Concert Hall. 
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FRAMES: You may order graduation announcements and other products directly from Jostens. If you'd like to order a diploma frame, please visit the Warriors Fan Shop on campus.
  • CAPS AND GOWNS: Caps and gowns were ordered based on the information students provided in the graduation application. Pickup information was shared with graduates via email.
  • DIPLOMA PICKUP:  Students who have completed their degree requirements may pick up their diplomas in the Registrar's Office 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 through Friday, May 27. All diplomas not picked up by May 27 will be mailed unless other arrangements have been made. Grads should email the Registrar's Office their name and current mailing address only if they need your diploma mailed.
  • EMAILS: Students who applied to graduate in May 2022 have been receiving email updates via their WLC email account. 
  • HONOR CORDS: Cords for military service will be distributed to those who have notified the Registrar's Office of their service. Cords for Latin academic honors will be given to eligible graduates at commencement.
  • REHEARSAL: A mandatory commencement rehearsal for all graduates will be on Friday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Time of Grace Center. See the rehearsal event page for details.

EVENT LOCATION
Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center
8725 West Wisconsin Avenue
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