Information for Graduates:

Confirm your graduation status: Fill out the online form or meet with an advisor to make sure you’re on track for graduation.  Be sure to submit the form as soon as possible after the third week of classes in the semester before you intend to graduate.  Find the online form at go.wisc.edu/BBAChecklist

Apply to graduate: Log in to the Student Center via My UW and complete the graduation application found in My Academics.  You’ll need to indicate the semester in which you plan to have all of your degree and major requirements complete, as well as if you plan to attend a graduation ceremony.  Visit commencement.wisc.edu for the deadline to ensure your name is printed in the commencement program.

Deadline for Fall 2017 commencement: date TBD

Report your post-graduation plans: Reporting your post-graduation plans is required for all BBA graduates prior to commencement day. Once you know your plans for after graduation, login to BuckyNet and under the “Profile” section select “Career Outcomes.” Click “Add New” and fill out the form as completely as possible. It will be one less thing to worry about as commencement nears! 

Complete The Compass Program™ requirements: Log into Campus Groups at wsb.campusgroups.com/login to see a list of your requirements and track your progress toward completion.  Students who do not complete their requirements by graduation will have a hold placed on their account, which will prevent them from receiving transcripts after graduation.  Email compass@bus.wisc.edu with questions. 

Check out the All Ways Forward Students campaign: Join your classmates in honoring your time as WSB students with the All Ways Forward Students Campaign.  Pledges can be made at go.wisc.edu/SupportBBA.  Your gift, when combined with those of your classmates, can make a huge difference at the School.  In fact, last year’s graduates raised more than $150,000!  Gifts help provide critical resources that ensure future Business Badgers can have the same great experience that you’ve enjoyed.

Order your commencement gear: Order your cap and gown online through the University Book Store.  Visit commencement.wisc.edu for detailed information and the deadline to reserve your commencement attire, or call (608) 257-3784 if you have questions.

Deadline for Fall 2017 commencement: date TBD

Celebrate!: Join us at the BBA Graduation Celebration and make plans to attend commencement at commencement.wisc.eduGraduation only happens once—be sure to take time to make one last visit to your favorite campus spots.

Date, time, and location of Fall 2017 BBA Graduation Celebration: TBD
This event is free and no tickets are needed. May and August graduates and their families/guests are welcome to attend. Graduates, watch your email for more details!

General Degree Details

Degree Name: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Graduating with Distinction: To graduate with distinction, a student must place within the top 20% of the graduating business class.  Students will be notified via email and invited to order a stole to wear at graduation. 

Degree Verification: Degrees cannot be verified until after official grades have been submitted. Degrees are posted to students' records approximately 2-4 weeks after graduation. Once degrees are posted, students may request verification by requesting an official transcript and/or typed Certificate of Graduation from the Office of the Registrar. For more information visit the Office of the Registrar Posting of Degrees page.

Official Transcripts: Students may order official transcripts using the Office of the Registrar Ordering Official Transcripts page.

Diploma: Approximately 12 weeks after graduation, your diploma will be mailed to your “home address” as indicated in your Student Center (or “diploma address” if outside North America). Diplomas indicate the degree received.  Majors completed are noted on transcripts only.  For more information at visit the Office of the Registrar Diplomas page.