Wingra Terrace in the summer.

Commencement Ceremony Information

Sunday, DECEMBER 17, 2017

Commencement Ceremony will be held at Monona Terrace Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM.
The Commencement Ceremony lasts approximately two hours.
There will also be additional events leading up to the ceremony.

Commencement Liturgy

10:30 AM | St. Joseph Chapel
A mass celebrating commencement for all graduates, including undergraduate and graduate level, and their families and friends. We welcome all who reflect the rich diversity of the world's cultures and perspectives.

Continental Brunch

Following Liturgy | Phil's
Brunch will immediately follow the commencement liturgy and will be held at Phil's Cafe in Regina Hall.

Commencement Line-Up | Monona Terrace

Graduates participating in Commencement must arrive between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Those who arrive after 1:30 will be 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. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; due to limited space, we request that only one non-disabled person sit with each person with a disability in the seating area designated for these guests.


Parking for Commencement guests at Monona Terrace is $5. Early arrival is recommended, especially for guests who require short walking distances. Traffic becomes congested as guests exit the ramp after the ceremony, so please allow extra time. Public parking Lot 88 and the Government East Garage are good alternatives, and are within easy walking distance. Information about parking at Monona Terrace is available online.

Captioning Services

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


We ask that families refrain from approaching the stage to take photos. Professional photographers will take individual photographs of graduates. Instructions for receiving these photographs will be available to students on the day of commencement.

Details for Graduating Students