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UWFox 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Members of the campus community at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will celebrate the 2015 commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in campus’ Fieldhouse.
Mark Burstien., President of Lawrence University, will be the 2015 commencement speaker.  Immediately after the ceremony, faculty, staff, graduates, and guests are invited to a reception that will be held in the Thrivent Lobby of the Communication Arts Center.

Commencement Line-Up Information

[Graduates and students: please contact UWFox Student Affairs for more detailed information about what you need to do prior to, as well as for, the evening of the ceremony.]

  • Associate Degree Candidates report to the Atrium (the space across from the café) by 6:15 p.m. Robes can be picked up in Student Affairs (formerly Student  Services) May 15, 18, 19 and 20th. There is no fee for robes.
  • Faculty & Staff participating in the processional report to Room 1012 (Science Wing) by 6:15 p.m.

Invitations and RSVPsUWFox Commencement

Invitations will be mailed in early May. There is no limit to the number of guests participating students can invite.  However we ask that you indicate the number you plan to bring on the invitation reply card. As the reply card indicates, RSVP can also be made by e-mail to marth.hoff@uwc.edu or telephone (920) 832-2600.


Guest seating should be done before 6:55 p.m. as the program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Late arriving guests will NOT be admitted to the Fieldhouse once the processional starts.  After the processional ends with the faculty, staff, graduates and students being seated, late arriving guests will be admitted and seated.  
Please note: seating for the ceremony is open and unreserved. If you have a large group (for example, four or more guests) please plan on arriving early to arrange seating together, if that’s your preference.

The ceremony generally lasts anywhere from 1 hour, 30 minutes (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.), to 1 hour, 45 minutes (7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.).  The time of the ceremony varies from year to year depending on the number of students participating, the length of speeches and recognitions, and the length of the processional and recessional.
If you or your guest(s) require special seating accommodations (for example, to accommodate a disability), please contact Events Coordinator, Megan Libby at (920) 832-2889 or Megan.Libby@uwc.edu.

Seating for the faculty, students, graduates and guests is accommodated via hundreds of chairs conveniently placed on the floor of the Fieldhouse.  There is NO seating in the Fieldhouse bleachers and guests will NOT have to climb any stairs to reach their seats.
Students participating in the ceremony, and guests to the campus, should refrain from using very loud noise making devices before, during and after the ceremony. Devices like air horns, loud cowbells or other items that produce high-decibel noise intended for outdoor use produce levels of noise that can be very distracting and literally painful to others within the confines of the UWFox Fieldhouse. Please be considerate of this request.

Commencement Goes Social