Dr. Flanagan shakes hands with graduate

Commencement Ceremony Information

Sunday, MAY 17, 2020The Commencement Ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

The Ceremony lasts approximately two hours.

Guests and Grads can begin to arrive at 12:45 PM
Those graduating need to arrive for lineup by 1:15 PM

Tickets are not required.

Watch the 2019 Ceremony Here

Commencement Liturgy and Brunch

10:30 am | St. Joseph Chapel
A Mass celebrating commencement for all graduates and their families and friends. We welcome ALL. Celebrate the day with Commencement Brunch in Phil's immediately following Liturgy.


Watch the Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement will be available live beginning at 2:00 pm CDT.

Commencement Line-Up | Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Graduates participating in Commencement must arrive in the Coliseum between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Those who arrive after 1:30 will be placed at the end of the line of students and enter the hall last instead of with other students from their major.

Seating at the Ceremony

Tickets are not required for students or guests. Designated seating for the elderly and for persons with disabilities is available.


Ample parking is available at the Alliant Energy Center. Cost is $7.00 per vehicle. Please note: Cash only. Cards are not accepted for payment of parking.

Captioning Services

Edgewood College provides real time captioning (CART) for the ceremony. Priority seating is arranged for individuals to have better viewing access. Please let an usher know you will be utilizing the CART when you arrive, so you may be seated appropriately.



We ask that families remain in the seating area during the ceremony. Empire Photography will take individual photographs of graduates. Graduates will receive an email at their Edgewood email account with instructions on ordering photos.  If you do not receive an email, contact Empire Photography at (608)257-2941.

Edgewood College Bookstore

Staff from our bookstore will be on site before and after the commencement ceremony if you would like to purchase items such as diploma frames, gifts, or insignia apparel for your graduate. Credit cards and checks accepted.

Graduation Resources

Graduation is an exciting time! Here you will find the steps on how to obtain your degree and participate in the Edgewood College commencement ceremony.

Please review each step below to make sure you have completed all the necessary requirements to participate in the commencement ceremony.