Department of Mathematics

Van Vleck Hall, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI

Completing Your Degree & Commencement

For students planning to graduate this Fall 2019 semester, follow the steps below. [If you do not plan to attend commencement or are graduating in Summer, skip steps 3 & 6.]

    1. Indicate your intent to graduate (by Friday, November 1)– You will indicate your intent to graduate through your Student Center. Visit the Student Center’s instruction page or watch the demo.

    2. Inform the department that you are leaving the program by completing the Departure Form.

    3. (only if you plan to attend commencement) Rent your cap and gown (by Friday, December 13) – More information on ordering you cap and gown are available here.

    4. Request your warrant (4 weeks ahead or by Friday, November 29) – Forms are available outside the Grad Coordinator's office (203 VV) and online. Once it has been completely filled out and signed by your advisor, return it in person or in my mailbox.

    5. (PhDs only) Follow the Graduate School’s Guide to Preparing Your Doctoral Dissertation. The degree deadline is 11:59 PM CST Sunday, December 22.

    6. (optional) Attend commencement (Sunday, December 15). More information here:

    7. Complete the Checklist for Graduate Students Before Leaving Campus.

    8. Add/update address for diploma mailing. International students must provide a diploma address in order for your diploma to be mailed. Domestic students need to provide a diploma address if you want your diploma mailed to an address different than your home address. Tutorial

    9. (optional) If you need documentation of your degree before you receive your diploma, request a Degree Completion Letter. Be sure to follow the instructions for graduate students.


Additional Resources:

UW-Madison Department of Mathematics
Van Vleck Hall
480 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI  53706

(608) 263-3054

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