Information for Graduates:

Confirm your graduation status: Meet with an advisor to make sure you’re on track for graduation.

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 for the deadline to ensure your name is printed in the commencement program.

Deadline for Spring 2020: April 3

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, please fill out the First Destination Survey in Handshake. It will be one less thing to worry about as commencement nears! 

Order your commencement gear: Rent your cap and gown by ordering online through the University Book Store. Visit for detailed information and the deadline to reserve your commencement attire, or call (608) 257-3784, extension 5924 if you have questions.

Celebrate!: Join us at the Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate Graduation Celebration and make plans to attend commencement at Graduation only happens once - be sure to take time to make one last visit to your favorite campus spots.

Date: May 8th, 2020

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Last Name A - L)

         7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Last Name M - Z)

Students who have made requests to switch times have been contacted about those requests - please check with your student

Location: Overture Center at 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703

Parking: Cashier-operated parking structures with direct elevator access: Overture Center ramp (between West Dayton & Mifflin Streets) and the State Street Capital ramp (corner of State & East Dayton). For additional information on planning your visit, visit the Overture Center website

RSVP: Undergraduate Business Students have been emailed sign-up information

Attire: Formal (i.e. suit, dress slacks, skirt, dress, collared shirt, blouse). No regalia 

Contact: with further questions

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.