Graduation Checklist

  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 – Campus Technology/Resources
  6. If you won’t continue to use your @wisc email, please update your contact info.
  7. Set up your Alumni Profile and access alumni resources with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Graduation FAQ

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Are a cap and gown attire required at the iSchool graduation celebration?

No.  If you have ordered a cap and gown for the main UW-Madison Commencement and want to wear it to the iSchool graduation, you are welcome too however the iSchool celebration is less formal. Most students, faculty and staff will be wearing other nice attire (what your guests might wear to your celebration).  For information on ordering your cap and gown for the UW Commencement ceremony, please see:

Is there a limit to how many guests I may invite to the iSchool ceremony and/or reception?

In April of each year, all graduating students will be sent an online form asking them to RSVP themselves. It’s important to respond to this email as responses determine sufficient seating and refreshments. We will follow back with information on venue capacity once all RSVPs have been submitted, and let you know about guests.

Will parking be available?

Complimentary parking is available in almost all campus parking lots to guests during commencement weekend.  Please see the following for more information: and

Staying In Touch After Graduation

UW-Madison now allows and even encourages graduates to keep their @wisc email accounts. We encourage you to continue using your UW email account, but if you prefer to give us a different email to use for future communications please let us know.

Update My Contact Info

Diplomas and 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) .

More Info About Diplomas

More Info About Transcripts

Career Services and Resources After Graduation

Alumni have access to many resources and career services beyond graduation.

Learn More