Honors & Degree Ceremony

The Honors & Degree ceremony occurs each May at the end of finals week. At this ceremony we recognize students who received their associates degree or graduated from a collaborative degree program during the previous fall, winter or spring semester. We also recognize summer graduates at this time. In addition, some students who attend UW-Waukesha without completing an associate degree, but successfully transfer to another institution, will receive departmental and involvement awards.

2016 Ceremony Information

The 2016 Honors & Degree Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium located in the Fieldhouse.  No ticket is required for graduates or guests but it is required that you RSVP via our webform.  Our featured speaker is yet to be announced. After the ceremony, a reception will be held in the commons.


  • Don't forget to stop by the bookstore to purchase your graduation attire before Thursday, May 19.
  • Students graduating from the Honors Program or with a 3.5 GPA or higher will also be able to purchase cords to honor their achievement.
  • Arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 with your graduation attire and report to Southview 044 to check in and prepare for the event. Your guests may go directly to the gymnasium, there are no tickets.  
  • A photographer will take your photo prior to the ceremony, and as you receive your diploma. You will receive an emailed proof of each photo, which you may choose to purchase. You are under no obligation to purchase the photos.

Directions & Parking

Parking restrictions (except handicap spaces) are lifted during the ceremony. Lot 7 is the closest to the Fieldhouse. Lot 5 provides a parking alternative without stairs. Lot 6 is across the street from the Fine Arts Center, but expect to climb two flights of stairs to reach the building. For detailed information on parking and directions, visit the Campus Map page

To Apply for Associate Degree Graduation

If you believe you have completed the necessary requirements for your associate degree, you are required to meet with an Academic Success Center academic advisor to review your graduation application. Please fill out the graduation application and bring it with you to your appointment. Graduation application deadline for participating in the 2016 Honors and Degree Ceremony is Friday, April 8th, 2016.