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Students, families encouraged to plan ahead for weekend winter storm

December 15, 2016

What you should know about commencement and final exams, with 7-11 inches of snow, gusty winds and subzero temperatures in the forecast.

UW-Madison winter commencement takes place Sunday

December 14, 2016

Just more than 1,000 students will take part in the University of Wisconsin–Madison's winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Kohl Center.

Q&A: Student speaker says UW ‘transformed’ him

December 14, 2016

Student keynote speaker Terrence Thurk, who's graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, was selected after submitting a video showing his passion for UW–Madison.

Astronaut James Lovell to speak at UW–Madison’s December commencement

October 26, 2016

December’s University of Wisconsin–Madison commencement speaker is out of this world. Or at least he has been.

Video: The Class of 2016, in their own words

May 19, 2016

Who are they thankful for? Where do they hope to work? What will they remember fondly? What surprised them? And what if they'd known then what they know now?

Russell Wilson 2016 Commencement speech: “When Life Tells You No”

May 14, 2016

"I’ve learned that the difference isn’t the way people handle themselves when things go well. ... The moments that really matter are the moments when life tells you no."

Extraordinary effort merits posthumous Ph.D. for Schuff

May 12, 2016

Craig Schuff died in October from complications of his paralysis, only months away from wrapping up his doctoral dissertation.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

Addario, Rutter and Thompson to receive honorary degrees in May

March 2, 2016

The honorary degrees, as well as doctoral and some professional degrees, will be presented May 13 at the Kohl Center.

Meet the 2016 Spring Commencement speaker

February 3, 2016

Russell Wilson’s athleticism and leadership have made him a star on and off the field since high school.