University of Wisconsin–Madison

Congratulations, graduates!

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degree Candidate Commencement
Sunday, December 18 at 10 a.m. (CST)
Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton Street

Featuring remarks from Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin, keynote speaker Charlie Berens ‘09, and student speaker, Kirstan Gimse.


Commencement and Beyond

Winter 2022 Commencement program

The Winter 2022 Commencement Program is available for viewing! Unable to attend but need a printed copy? Email us at and we can mail them to you.

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You earned it: Get a 2-year complimentary WAA membership

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

Don’t miss this limited time opportunity to save 75% on a Wisconsin Union Lifetime membership. As a student member, you’ve enjoyed all the access and perks that membership provides. For just $50 you can maintain your Wisconsin Union membership for life. Join now, enjoy forever!

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Virtual UW backgrounds

The Wisconsin Alumni Association would like to welcome the Class of 2022 to the Badger family! Ready to keep your U-Rah-Rah going? Check out these spirited virtual backgrounds so you’ll never feel too far away from your soon-to-be alma mater and favorite campus spots.

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Diploma and cover

Diploma covers were available for graduates as they walked across the stage at the Kohl Center. Your diploma will arrive 6-8 weeks after grades are entered. Be sure to update your address in your MyUW Student Center to ensure your hard-earned degree documentation arrives in the right place! Unable to attend the ceremony in person? You can pick-up your diploma cover at the Registrar’s Office at 333 East Campus Mall, or request one to be mailed to you by emailing

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Celebrating the Class of 2022

Winter commencement 2022: pomp, poignancy and — geez Louise! — Charlie Berens

Just over 1,750 doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s students earned degrees, and about 1,200 of them took part in the ceremony at the Kohl Center

2022 UW–Madison winter commencement takes place on Sunday

The university anticipates conferring degrees to 1,758 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s students in the ceremony at the Kohl Center.

At 2022 winter commencement, an impressive array of notable graduates

Our 2022 winter commencement graduates are an impressive group — no surprise at a world-class institution like UW–Madison. Here are just a few of the amazing students earning degrees this December.

He survived a heart transplant as a sophomore. Sunday, he’ll graduate.

Less than two years after getting a heart transplant, Anthony Genac is graduating from UW–Madison, having finished his schoolwork while recuperating.

Charlie Berens gets interrogated — by his little sister

Ahead of his winter commencement address this Sunday, comedian Charlie Berens sat down with his sister and current UW student Bridget Berens to answer her questions about his undergraduate days at UW–Madison.

From high school dropout to PhD: The unlikely journey of student commencement speaker Kirstan Gimse

This winter commencement’s student speaker took a more unusual — but no less rewarding — path to graduation.

Holy smokes! Charlie Berens to be UW–Madison winter commencement speaker 

Berens hosts a weekly comedic online news show “Manitowoc Minute,” serving up a mix of headlines from his home state with a hearty dose of charm and inside jokes.


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