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Your future is bright!

You're about to join a vast network of accomplished UW-Green Bay alumni, who once were – and continue to be – fearless dreamers and tenacious leaders, just like you! Graduating is just the first page in the next chapter of your life. Make sure to make the most of it by connecting with resources and getting signed up for commencement.

Apply to Graduate in SIS

How to Apply

In order to participate in your commencement ceremony and receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate. After you apply, the option to sign up to participate in commencement will be available. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to receive important communication leading up to commencement.

Four Easy Steps

  1. Log in to SIS.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select "Other Academics" then "Apply for Graduation."
  3. Select "Edit Commencement Information" then "Sign Up for Commencement Ceremony."
  4. After all the fields are complete, click on "Save" at the bottom and then "Graduation Confirmation."
Tip: Sign up for commencement at least four weeks prior to the ceremony to ensure your name is included in the commencement program.

Spring Commencement

  • Students whose classes end in May or August (Spring and Summer)
  • Deadline to sign up for commencement: April 29
  • Takes place in the Kress Events Center

Fall Commencement

  • Students whose classes end in December or January (Fall and Winter)
  • Deadline to sign up for commencement: Dec. 2
  • Takes place in The Weidner

What to Wear

Look and feel your best on Commencement day. Show off your Phoenix Pride through official regalia or sport your honors cords to celebrate academic achievements.

Caps & Gowns

If you plan to participate in your commencement ceremony, you must wear your cap and gown which can be purchased from the Phoenix Bookstore. All caps include the tassel. Master's degree students must also purchase the master's hood.

Order Cap & Gown

Honors Cords

Students who meet a certain cumulative grade point average requirement are eligible to wear Honors cords at the commencement ceremony. Students who meet requirements will be notified and can pick up their cords at Grad Bash or at the University Ticketing & Information Center before commencement.

Cord Requirements

Apparel & Regalia

Approved academic apparel is required for all commencement participants and can be purchased through the Phoenix Bookstore. A number of academic and non-academic groups have approved regalia, such as cords, stoles and pins available for their members to wear at commencement. View the list of approved regalia for each group.

List of Regalia

Grad Bash

Grad Bash is the perfect way to get familiar with commencement! Pick up resources, cap decorating supplies, free food and more. Make a memory at the Photo Booth and invite family and friends to join.

Event Information

Graduation Resources

Link up with helpful information from the Registrar's office and the find the tools you need to succeed.

Preparing for Graduation

Learn the ins-and-outs of your final semester, how to prepare for graduation and ways to stay connected with UW-Green Bay.

Check the List

Getting Your Diploma

Your diploma will be mailed to the address you provided in SIS after graduation audits have been completed.

Diploma Info

Requesting Transcripts

Transcripts are often needed when applying for jobs. Order both unofficial and official copies through the Registrar.

Place an Order

Graduation Communications

If you signed up for Commencement, you should have received email communications with important next steps and additional information. Look back on emails in case you missed them.

Save the Date Email
Information Email 1: Morning | Afternoon
Information Email 2 (coming soon)

Graduation Survey

Tell us about your academic experience at UW-Green Bay. Your feedback will only help us grow as a University.

Take the Survey

Nina Dessoir

Any Questions?

We're here to help you celebrates one of the greatest achievements of your life. Let us know how we can support you by giving us a call at 920-465-2720 or sending an email.

Email the Team