Graduates of the Class of 2020,
We look forward to welcoming you back to campus September 17–19, 2021, to celebrate all of your accomplishments. Event details, registration, student speaker opportunity, and Photos with Abe sign-up information are below.
Register online for all celebration events.
Friday, September 17
Class of 2020 Grad Night at the Terrace
Celebrate the Class of 2020 at the Memorial Union Terrace with fellow graduates, family, and friends! The evening will include a variety of events and activities, from music and food to photo opportunities. Graduates of the Class of 2020 will receive a complimentary scoop of Babcock ice cream (while supplies last). Check out @UWGrad for a friendly competition for the flavor that will be scooped. Be sure to register to let us know if you plan to attend and scroll down for a special Wisconsin Union Membership offer.
Saturday, September 18
Class of 2020 Graduate Celebration at Camp Randall Stadium
Graduates of the Class of 2020 will have the opportunity to celebrate, together, all of their accomplishments with an in-person recognition event held at 2 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium. The celebration will last approximately one hour. Programming will include remarks from Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a keynote speaker—to be announced soon! We are also seeking a graduate to serve as our alumni speaker, to share your UW story and where life has taken you in this past year. Apply online using Google Forms by Monday, July 26. Graduates will also get to Jump Around in Camp Randall! Photo opportunities will be available for graduates, as well as families and friends, to commemorate this special moment. All degree earners are welcome, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. Family and friends are also welcome to attend the Camp Randall celebration. Please register if you plan to attend.
The celebration will happen rain or shine. Only in the event of severe weather will the event be delayed or cancelled.
Can’t join us in person that weekend? You can still catch all of the festivities by watching our livestream. Visit our website on September 18 at 2 p.m. Central for a YouTube livestream feed.
Graduates of the Class of 2020 will have the option to wear existing rental attire, rent attire at a discount, or purchase a stole. Caps and commemorative tassels will be provided at no cost to all graduates. If you already have a cap and tassel, you are encouraged to wear it—especially if it is already decorated! Reserve your attire or purchase a stole at the University Book Store website today. The deadline to rent attire online is August 20.
Photos with Abe
Graduates, you are invited to participate in a special Class of 2020 Photos with Abe session. Photographers (along with a safety ladder) will be available to take your professional photo 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 4–6 p.m. on Saturday. Note: no cell phone cameras allowed during these designated photo session times. One digital photo will be provided per graduate; additional photos will be available for purchase. Academic regalia will not be provided for the photos, so if you would like your photo taken in regalia, please be sure to rent and pick up regalia from the University Book Store prior to your photo session. Regalia is not required for the photos. Please sign-up for an appointed photo time.