UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Commencement

Student Information

Commencement Checklist

  1. Apply to graduate
  2. Pay outstanding financial obligations. You will not officially graduate until all financial obligations have been reconciled.
  3. Purchase academic regalia (cap, gown, tassel, hoods, etc) from the UWRF Falcon Shop.
  4. Update your contact information in eSIS to ensure that your diploma and transcripts arrive safely.
  5. Consider being a student speaker (link to come) at the ceremony.
  6. Contact Career Services for help finding professional positions, resume writing and other career-related assistance.
  7. Take a moment and enjoy all that you have accomplished! We are very proud of each of you!

Commencement Regalia, Announcements, Frames and Rings

Caps, gowns, tassels, masters' gowns, masters' hoods and diploma frames will be available for purchase in the Falcon Shop in the University Center and online at UWRFshop.com on November 7, 2022.  Please contact the Falcon Shop with any questions at 715-425-3962 or falconshop@uwrf.edu.

International Stoles will be available for pre-purchase in store and will arrive December 1, 2022.

Graduation announcements, rings, and additional frames can be ordered directly from Herff Jones. Herff Jones is the official vendor for the Falcon Shop and the UWRF campus.

College

Appropriate Tassel Color

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Maize

College of Arts and Sciences

White

College of Business and Economics

Bronze

College of Education; Education Students

Blue

College of Education; Social Work Students

White

Graduate College

Area of Study

Please check out the Falcon Shop's website for up to date graduation regalia ordering information.

Graduate Students

  • Graduate students receiving a master's degree must also order a hood through the Falcon Shop.
  • Please check with the Falcon Shop regarding the color of the hood for your degree.

Announcements

Personalized commencement announcements may be ordered through Herff Jones.

For questions regarding commencement attire, call the Falcon Shop at 715-425-3962.

Day Of

Student Attire
The recommended dress code for graduates is business attire.

Arrival Time
Students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.  You will need time to find your college, line up and fill out the First Destination Survey.

Location
Page Arena in the Falcon Center

Degrees & Diplomas
Fall graduates will receive a diploma by late February.
J-Term graduates will receive a diploma by mid-March.
Spring graduates will receive a diploma by mid-July.
Summer graduates will receive a diploma by mid-October.

Become A Student Speaker

The Commencement Student Speaker Committee invites all undergraduate and graduate students eligible for graduation to apply to deliver the student address at the next Commencement ceremony.

Find out more!

 

Contact Information
Commencement
(715) 425-4824
Commencement@uwrf.edu