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Grads, you’re almost there!

May 12, 2017

All week, flocks of soon-to-be graduates have covered campus, celebrating and capturing photos of this special time.

Speaker: You have to be your own ignition

May 10, 2017

"I’m a firm believer in that you can be successful at whatever you want to be. If there is something that you are really good at, you should just believe in yourself and stick to that."

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

May 7, 2017

Some overcame immense challenges to get here. All have achieved a cherished goal. See how some members of the Class of 2017 made their mark.

Marrett, Morgridge, Stubblefield to receive UW–Madison honorary degrees

March 7, 2017

The Committee on Honorary Degrees looks to sustained and characteristic activity as its warrant: uncommonly meritorious activity exhibiting values that are esteemed by UW–Madison.

Meet the spring 2017 commencement speaker

January 25, 2017

Modern Family's Phil Dunphy doesn't quite get it, but there's something funny about this year's spring commencement speaker. And the winner is ...

Spring 2017 commencement speaker will bring ‘a few laughs along with some good advice’

January 25, 2017

Steven Levitan, co-creator and executive producer of the ABC hit comedy “Modern Family” and a UW–Madison alum, will deliver the keynote at the May 13 ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium.

Winter Commencement 2016

December 19, 2016

Astronaut James Lovell’s commencement speech

December 18, 2016

Read the complete text of Capt. James A. Lovell's commencement address to 2016 winter graduates.

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."