Doctoral Graduation Events & Academic Attire


Please petition to graduate/RSVP for the Doctoral Convocation by completing this form.

There are two distinct ceremonies that a nursing student can attend; University Commencement and the School of Nursing Convocation. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Commencement provides students with the experience of a Big Ten university ceremony while the School of Nursing convocation provides a personalized nursing ceremony. Please note that Academic Attire is required at both of these events.


School of Nursing Doctoral Convocation
Friday, May 11, 2018           1:00 – 4:00pm                 Cooper Hall Auditorium

  • A reception will follow the ceremony, beginning at about 2:30pm.
  • Academic Attire is Required (See Academic Attire section below)

University Commencement for Doctoral Candidates
Friday, May 11, 2018        5:30 – 7:30pm                         Kohl Center

  • Academic Attire is Required (see Academic Attire section below)
  • More information can be found here


Academic Attire

Academic Attire is ordered through the UW Bookstore, you can view a timeline/deadlines on their website.

March 9 is the last day to purchase academic attire.

April 6 is the final day to order rental attire without incurring an additional late fee.



This post was authored by Kyle Sanger on 02/23/2018.