Congratulations! Your time in the Information School is ending, and your professional career is beginning!

Campus and iSchool Celebrations

iSchool Graduation Celebration:

We at the iSchool celebrate your accomplishments each spring in May at the iSchool graduation reception. Should you graduate the December prior to the May ceremony, or the following August, you are welcome to participate in the May celebration. 

Note:  the online portion of the iSchool Graduation Celebration is still to be determined. 

To view the current date, time & details for the iSchool graduation celebration, please see the events calendar and view the May listings.
Do you have questions about graduation? You may find the answer at iSchool Graduation Celebration FAQ.


Campus Graduation Ceremony:
In addition to the iSchool ceremony and reception, students are eligible to participate in the UW‑Madison campus-wide graduation ceremony. This is typically held on a different day. More information about the campus-wide ceremony is available here.


Campus Technology and  Library Resources

Email Access

UW-Madison now allows graduates to keep their wisc email accounts. We encourage you to continue using this email account, but if you prefer to give the iSchool a different email to use for future communications (such as the annual employment survey, then please fill out this survey.

Net ID Access

You keep your Net Id too!  You need your Net Id and password to access career resources like the iSchool’s  Career Toolkit , so we encourage you to hold on to this information in addition to your 10 digit Campus ID number.  If you ever need assistance retrieving it, you can contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Other Campus Software/Systems Access

Please see the following DoIT Guide to see which other applications you will keep and which ones will expire upon graduation.

Library Services For Alumni



Career Services After Graduation


Graduates continue to have access to the iSchool Career  Toolkit  and the iSchool Jobs Blog and are free to make a career appointment with the MA Graduate Program Manager, Tanya Hendricks Cobb (


Alumni continue to have access to career resources through Success Works  (L&S Career Services) such as Big Interview and Handshake.   You will need your NetID and password  to access these items. 

For students in the On-Campus MA program only, you  also are able to meet with Career Advisors at Success Works for up to a year from your graduation date.  Success works offers a range of career services, including: cover letter and resume review and  interview prep.

The Wisconsin Alumni Association offers multiple resources for Badger grads, including Badger Bridge, a UW-Madison Alumni network to support you in your next career steps.

Diplomas and Final Transcripts

Graduates typically receive their paper diplomas in the mail  four weeks after graduation.  Diplomas will be mailed to the “diploma address”  that graduates have listed in their student center. (MyUW > Student Center > Profile > Addresses)  For more information about print and certified electronic copies of your diploma see:

Information  about unofficial and official transcripts can be found at:

Things to Do Before You Graduate

  1. Let UW-Madison know that you plan to graduate in your Student Center
  2. Respond to emails from the iSchool with instructions on the steps you need to take to graduate.  (Contact Dennis Choi, Student Enrollment & Data Coordinator for more information.)
  3. Update your Diploma Address in your Student Center
  4. Order Cap & Gown, if you plan to attend the Campus graduation ceremony.
  5. Transition your school data before you graduate (See guide above under “Campus Technology/Resources”.)
  6. Provide your future email address to the iSchool
  7. Set up your Alumni Profile and access alumni resources at: