University of Wisconsin–Madison
Graduates hold their hands in a W shape while smiling and laughing in Camp Randall Stadium.

Saturday Ceremony

Saturday, May 13, 2023, Noon

Featuring remarks by Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin,
keynote speaker Eric H. Holder Jr. and student speakers, Sydney Bobb, Faith Ocoko and Liam McLean.

Ceremony program

Recap: 2023 spring commencement brings the fun and all the feels to Camp Randall

Photo gallery: New graduates make it a day to remember

Friday Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Featuring remarks by Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin

Ceremony program

Recap: Graduates celebrate achievements, cultural legacies at spring commencement

Photo gallery: Grad students revel in the moment


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School and college events

Make sure to celebrate with your school, college, unit, department, or organization. Check out the schedule of celebrations for additional information.

Watch from the Unions

The Wisconsin Union team invites you to a livestream of the Camp Randall Stadium graduation ceremony at Union South’s Sett, or Memorial Union’s Rathskeller. Seating is first come, first served, and there are thousands of seats and dining options. Find more information about these and other Union-hosted graduation events, such as free concerts and free professional photos of grads on big Terrace chairs.

Celebrate Your Graduate

Welcome to Alumnihood!

The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) wants to help you hold onto what you love about the UW by presenting a complimentary, two-year membership — plus bonus Wisconsin felt pennant magnet. Becoming a WAA member is the best way to continue your Wisconsin Experience — wherever your degree takes you. Activate your no-cost, two-year membership today!

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Wisconsin Union lifetime memberships

The Wisconsin Union Association celebrates your accomplishment and is pleased to offer you a lifetime Wisconsin Union membership for just $50. This represents a 75% discount in recognition of your achievement, especially during this challenging final year. Your membership provides a lifetime of connection to a place that’s been an important part of your time on campus, and discounts and opportunities that will keep you coming back.

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UW–Madison Spring Graduation 2023 Spotify Playlist

Attention Graduates! Listen now to the UW–Madison Spring Graduation 2023 Spotify playlist.

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Celebrating the Class of 2023

Mortarboards become billboards

It’s an art form: Graduates wore caps decorated with flowers, beads and messages ranging from the classic — “On, Wisconsin” — to the epic  — “Long story short: I survived.”

New graduates make it a day to remember

Badgers work hard and play hard. That was proven once again at the 2023 spring commencement at Camp Randall Stadium, where graduates were awarded diplomas to reward their years of hard work.

2023 spring commencement brings the fun and all the feels to Camp Randall 

On an overcast day at Camp Randall, Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin told the crowd, “Today, we confer 7,826 degrees, making this the largest commencement ceremony in the history of this great university.” 

Commencement: Grad students revel in the moment

Smiles were plentiful at the commencement ceremony for doctoral, MFA and medical student degree candidates on May 12 at the Kohl Center, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Graduates celebrate achievements, cultural legacies at spring commencement

Nearly 800 doctoral, MFA and medical professional students received their degrees in front of a crowd of thousands of cheering loved ones.

UW–Madison to celebrate 2023 spring commencement this weekend

UW–Madison will hold its 2023 spring commencement in two ceremonies on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.

Commencement 2023: A look at some of this spring’s notable graduates

One graduate turned her viral dance videos into a career opportunity. Another co-founded a tech startup that helps Fido and Tabby get better vet care. A third conquered her doubts to forge a path in higher education for herself and her siblings.

Commencement spotlight: From uncertain future to clinical doctorate, a three-time Badger shares her story

Yasmeena Ougayour, who credits her parents for instilling in her the desire and the skills to pursue higher education, will earn her third diploma from the University of Wisconsin–Madison this May.

Unfinished business: Group of PhD students will walk in commencement 50 years after earning degrees

More than a dozen 1970s alumni of the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics program are expected to attend commencement, and they’ll attend several days of events.

Student commencement speaker once struggled with words. Now he’ll address thousands.

As a student leader, Liam McLean, who overcame a struggle with language and bullying growing up, has sought to be a good listener, empower others and, above all else, model kindness and empathy in his actions.

Holder to address graduates as keynote speaker for UW–Madison spring commencement

Eric Holder, the third-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, will address the graduating class of 2023 on May 13.

Cecil Garvin, esteemed teacher of Ho-Chunk language, to receive honorary degree from UW–Madison

Garvin is a supremely fluent speaker of Ho-Chunk — one of only a few remaining. He has instructed learners of all ages and abilities in community settings as well as through dedicated language camps and classes offered through the Ho-Chunk Nation.


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