Friday, May 15 @ 3:00 PM CDT

2020 UW Law School Virtual Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2020! Please join us on this web page for an online ceremony on Friday, May 15 at 3 p.m. (CDT).

Event Details

The ceremony will include video messages from:

  • Dean Margaret Raymond
  • Judge James D. Peterson, Keynote Speaker
  • Professor Howard Erlanger, Faculty Speaker
  • Nancy Cruz, JD Speaker
  • Taijae Evans, JD Speaker
  • Daniela Fachiano Nakano, Graduate Student Speaker

Following the speeches, each graduate's custom slide will appear and their name will be read in a roll call.

tulips with the UW crest in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

What do graduates need to do to prepare for the ceremony?

Graduates were invited to customize a slide for the virtual ceremony. Slides may include a photo of the graduate’s choice and a personal message. Graduates should also review the names appearing on their slide, and enter the phonetic spelling to ensure their names will be pronounced correctly. Graduates will have until April 17th to submit their customizations on the Marching Order portal.

What will happen if I don't register and customize in the Marching Order portal?

Students who do not login to Marching Orders will still be included in the ceremony with a custom slide, but it will not include a photo or message.

What will be available to share on social media?

Slides from the ceremony will be shareable on social media. 

There will also be a Snapchat filter available through a platform called StageClip. On the StageClip portal, students will be invited to use the filter to submit an additional custom video message, which StageClip will then use to create a longer professional clip which students will also be able to share on social media. Use #UWLawGrad to share your commencement memories with friends and family.

Is there going to be a printed program available?

To commemorate their graduation, a printed keepsake program will be mailed to students’ homes after the ceremony. Students can access a PDF of the program for viewing during the ceremony.

Will the ceremony be available to view later?

Yes, the ceremony will be available on Marching Orders to view until May 17th at 3pm.

After then, we will upload it to YouTube and share that link on this page.

Where can I find more information?

The UW-Madison Commencement Page includes FAQs and other COVID-specific information.

If you have UW Law ceremony questions, contact

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