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We recognize the importance that graduation holds for our students and their families. We are also aware of the enormous sense of pride that accompanies such a significant accomplishment.  The faculty and staff at UW Oshkosh look forward to celebrating with you at the spring commencement ceremonies.

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Brochure Family and Friends


Commencement Ceremony

Kolf Sports Center

785 High Ave.

9 a.m. College of Letters and Science & Division of Online and Continuing Education

2 p.m. Colleges of Business, College of Education and Human Services & College of Nursing

Tickets and Duration

No tickets are required to attend commencement, and each ceremony takes approximately two hours.

Special Seating

Learn more about special seating and accommodations or complete the appropriate online form to reserve special seating for handicapped guests and guests with mobility issues.


  • The doors to Kolf open two hours prior to each ceremony.
  • Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis in the bleachers.
  • A limited number of spaces are available for wheelchairs and guests who are unable to climb or sit in the bleachers. A number of chairs can also be reserved for guests who would benefit from the services of our hearing impaired interpreter. Please see the special seating accommodations Web page for details.
  • An informal reception with light refreshments and opportunities for photos with faculty and staff will take place in the lower level of Kolf, immediately following each ceremony.
  • Parking permits are not required in University lots on commencement day except lot 13 (reserved for guests with disabilities) and stalls which are marked as handicapped or reserved for specific individuals.
  • Live video will be broadcast in Kolf Sports Center, room 161 (lower level) fifteen minutes after each ceremony begins for families with small children. Take a break and let the children move around in our relaxed remote viewing area.
  • The ceremony also will be broadcast live for both ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
by riesnj62 — last modified Feb 01, 2018 04:22 PM

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