Photo gallery Graduation checklist: Cap, gown, Abe photo
It’s a rite of passage for UW–Madison graduates, wearing their graduation gowns, to pose for a photo on the lap of the Abraham Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill. With the Dec. 15 commencement ceremony less than a month away, some took their photos recently. Some grads whisper their dreams into Abe’s ear, others even kiss his bronze cheek.
It's become a tradition for graduates to pose for photos on the lap of Abe Lincoln.
A soon-to-be-graduate poses for photos with the Abraham Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall during a professional photography session on Nov. 22. Winter commencement is Dec. 15.