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.
Opening Remarks, Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin
Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin addresses the graduates
Keynote Speaker, Charlie Berens, ’09
New York Times best-selling author, Emmy-winning journalist, and creator of “Manitowoc Minute”, Charlie Berens ’09, delivers the commencement address
Student Speaker, Kirstan Gimse, ’22
PhD in cellular and molecular pathology
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can mail them to you.
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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.
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 email@example.com
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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.
#UWGrad social media checklist
A social media to-do list for graduating students to submit content for UW–Madison to feature in publications and on a public digital dashboard.
When tagging #UWGrad in your photos and videos, UW–Madison may amplify or repurpose your content for virtual commencement purposes. We’re all in this together, so share your experience with your fellow Class of 2022 Badgers!