Mammal. Mascot. Supermodel. Our favorite fashion-forward Badger steps out in UW’s new commencement regalia

April 5, 2017
The new graduation gown for those receiving a bachelor's degree, as modeled by Bucky.

The new graduation gown for those receiving a bachelor’s degree, as modeled by Bucky. Photo: Hyunsoo Léo Kim

He’s confident. He’s focused. He’s ready to take on the world. Bucky demands attention in this swoon-worthy ensemble from UW–Madison’s new spring commencement line.

Last fall, students voted for one of three new gown designs. At the Winter 2016 Commencement Ceremony, new caps displaying the UW crest were introduced. Now all degree earners—bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D.’s—will be wearing newly designed gowns and caps at the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies May 12 and 13.

Bucky models the freshly updated bachelor’s gown. Traditionally all black, it now sports the UW–Madison crest and a splash of Badger Red. It’s perfect for the spotlight these graduates are about to find themselves in. With matching diploma. Work it, Bucky, work it.

For all commencement-related details, including how to reserve a cap and gown, see here.

The new gowns for graduation for advanced degrees, with Ph.D. on the left, front and back, and master's degree on the right.

The new gowns for graduation for advanced degrees, with Ph.D. on the left, front and back, and master’s degree on the right. UW-Madison