Spring/SummerSpring/Summer Ceremony Details

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kress Events Center. See maps, directions and parking for more information.

You will need tickets to attend, so be sure to plan for this with your graduate. The Commencement ceremony is approximately 2 hours in length.

Graduation Day

The outside doors of the Kress Events Center will be open at 8:00 a.m., as for normal business hours. The Kress Center Arena will open at 10:00 a.m. for guest seating. Please be aware that there is no guest seating available prior to the arena doors opening. Graduates will be assembling and robing in the Dick Bennett Gym just down the hall, where the processional will form. Due to limited space, guests are not allowed in the robing area.

Ceremony Schedule of Events

Three categories of degrees are awarded: Master's, Associate of Arts and Sciences, and Bachelor's degrees. Following a certain amount of pomp and circumstance, the Chancellor will call graduates in the degree categories to the platform to receive their diplomas.

General Information

  • Following the ceremony the faculty and staff will recess first, followed by the graduates. Guests are asked to remain in the arena until the end of the recessional.
  • A professional photographer will take photos of all graduates at the ceremony. PLEASE do not take photos from any of the aisles once the ceremony processional begins.
  • Strollers and balloons are not allowed in the Kress Center Arena. Please see an event staff person if you need assistance.
  • The commencement ceremony will be broadcast via live video streaming.
  • The ceremony will also be electronically recorded. DVD's will be available for purchase by emailing the campus Client Services department or calling them at (920) 465-2416.
  • On Twitter? Share your excitement, congratulations or words of wisdom by adding the #gbgrad hashtag to your tweets.
  • Call Jan Snyder (920) 465-2082, Office of the Provost, with any questions or ambulatory needs.