WLC Events
May 11
May Commencement
1:00 PM

May Commencement

Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center

Categories: Academics Commencement

May Commencement

SATURDAY, MAY 11 - 1:00 pm
recreation complex - time of grace center



  • CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: WLC's Spring 2024 commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. and should last approximately two hours. The ceremony will be followed by a light dessert reception on the Campus Quad for graduates and their guests.

  • TICKETS: Free tickets are required for admission.
    • Doors will open for ticketed guests at 12:00 noon. TICKETS are REQUIRED for entry. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis - no seats may be claimed or reserved prior to noon. Handicapped-accessible seating is available.

    • Graduating students received a link via their WLC email address in March to reserve a specified number of tickets for their guests. Additional information about the ticketing process was shared in the email as well.

    • Graduates will be able to forward their guests' tickets electronically or print them out. Each ticket has a unique barcode that can only be scanned ONCE. Please remember that every guest needs to have their own ticket. 

    • There will be no additional tickets available at the door.

  • PARKING: Free 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.

  • LIVESTREAMFamily members and friends who are unable to attend may watch the event online.

  • HOTELS: WLC's hotel partners are listed on the main commencement page. Discounted rates may be available.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Professional photos from the ceremony will be available from the photographer's website the week after commencement.


  • ACADEMIC PROCESSION: All graduating students should meet in the Chapel (second floor of the Greenfield Administration Building) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 to line up for the academic procession. Please leave coats, purses, etc. with family members; do not leave anything in the Chapel. 

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FRAMES: You may order graduation announcements, a diploma frame, and other products directly from Jostens.

  • CAPS AND GOWNS: Caps and gowns are ordered based on the information students provided in the graduation application. Pickup information will be shared with graduates via email in late April.

  • DIPLOMA PICKUP: Students who have completed their degree requirements may pick up their diploma in the Registrar's Office the week after commencement. They may instead request that their diploma be mailed. The Registrar will share details with graduates.

  • EMAILS: Students who applied to graduate in May will receive updates via their WLC email account in mid-March, mid-April, and during Finals Week. 

  • 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 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Time of Grace Center.


Recreation Complex -  Time of Grace Center
8725 West Wisconsin Avenue