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All graduation candidates, guests welcome for weekend commencement addresses

May 12, 2010

UW–Madison’s spring commencement will feature U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a guest speaker for one of the five commencement ceremonies.

Regardless of which ceremony graduates are scheduled to attend for the conferral of their degree, they and their guests are also invited to attend this special address on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m.

They are also welcome to attend the addresses being given by James Kass, the inspirational founder of Youth Speaks. He will address the graduates and their guests at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15; and at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. The ceremony on Friday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. will feature honorary degree recipients.

Seating for those who wish to hear Duncan or Kass will be available in the upper levels of the Kohl Center; seating on the floor and first level will be reserved for those graduating at the respective ceremonies and their guests.

Graduates will still need to attend their regularly scheduled ceremony to have their name announced and walk across the stage.

More information about the graduation ceremonies.