Planning for Commencement 

December Commencement is just around the corner! If you have a student who is graduating this December, here are some helpful things for you to know. 
October 14, 2019
The first 2019 UW-Stout Spring Commencement ceremony featured students from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management. Photos of graduates and their families were taken before, during, and after the ceremony.

Applying for Graduation 

Your student needs to apply for graduation in order to receive their diploma. Students can apply for graduation on their Access Stout accounts.

Ceremony Information 

Ceremony Times: 

  • 9:30 AM College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management  
  • 2:00 PM College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences & College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Ceremony Location and Parking: 

  • All ceremonies are held in the Johnson Field House, 220 13th Ave. E. 
  • Parking is available on either side of the building in lots 4 or 29. Please do not park in spots marked with a reserved sign.
  • Handicapped parking is available in either lot or on the backside of the building on Third Street. Handicapped stickers or permits need to be visible. 

Ceremony Tickets and Graduation Fair 



Your student will be invited to attend the Graduation Fair on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 10 AM to 2 PM on the lower level of the MSC. This is their first opportunity to pick up tickets, regalia, graduation buffet tickets, honors cords and more. If your student is unable to attend the fair, they can pick-up tickets and their regalia after the fair at the MSC Service Center desk and Stoutfitters the campus store after November 14. 

Please note, each student is allowed five tickets. Additional tickets are not available. If your student needs more than five tickets, we recommend they ask others in their program if they have extras. There will be a give-a-ticket, take-a-ticket box located at the Service Center desk that your student can check regularly.

For any guests who do not have a ticket, we have a remote viewing area located on the upper level of the Memorial Student Center.