Commencement Ceremony Information

Sunday, MAY 17, 2020

The 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.

Saturday May 16, 2020
4:00 pm
ALL Graduates & GuestsCommencement Liturgy & Refreshments St. Joseph Chapel Edgewood College
12:00 PMEd.D. Graduates & GuestsLight refreshments and welcomeAlliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
12:45 PMGraduates & GuestsArrivalVeterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center
1:00 PMGraduatesCommencement Line UpVeterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center
1:30 PMEd.D. Graduates & GuestsGroup picture in regalia (bring your cap, gown, and hood) Alliant Energy Center
1:45 PMEd.D. Graduates & GuestsWalk to Coliseum and line up for ceremony Alliant Energy Center
2:00 PMGraduates & GuestsCommencementVeterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center

Commencement Liturgy

Saturday, May 16, 4:00 pm | St. Joseph Chapel
A Mass celebrating commencement for all graduates and their families and friends. We welcome ALL. Celebrate the day with light celebratory refreshments immediately following Liturgy.

Ed.D. Program Reception

12:00 pm | Exhibition Hall
Graduates and their guests are invited to join the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for a reception prior to commencement. The reception is held in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, in the Four Lakes Room.

Commencement Line-Up | Veterans Memorial Coliseum

1-1:15 pm | 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.

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