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Countdown to Commencement

Dear UW-Platteville Graduate,

Countdown to Commencement is an event sponsored by UW-Platteville Alumni Services. It is designed to provide the information needed to make the most of your commencement experience, and to take care of details regarding your approaching graduation. If you are graduating in December, you are encouraged to participate in this once-a-semester event, which will be held on:


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Velzy Commons South located in Ullsvik Hall
Please stop any time in between these hours at your convenience  
(no need to attend entire time)

During Countdown to Commencement you will be able to meet with:
  • Registrar’s Office   to confirm information for your diploma and commencement program. Tickets may or may not be required for the commencement ceremonies. More information will be provided at Countdown to Commencement.
  • Cashier’s office to pay your graduation fee ($40 for undergraduates)
  • University Bookstore to order your cap, gown, and tassel (Also, you can order your master’s hood, and study abroad and international sash if applicable). Only official provider (April 4 is last day to order without a late fee).
  • Jostens representatives to select your graduation announcements or order a class ring.
  • Alumni Association to join the association at a discounted rate and receive your first official alumni apparel with your new membership
  • Career Center to register for your six months of free services upon graduating. (You will receive an additional six months of service by joining the Alumni Association)
  • Dining Services to receive information about the Graduation Family Brunch Buffet or to purchase your tickets.
  • Engineering majors place order for your Order of Engineers ring.
  • Pioneer Involvement Center to check Pioneer Link to determine if your organization is approved to wear appropriate commencement regalia.
  • Media Technology Services to receive information about purchasing DVDs of your commencement ceremony and information for family and friends to watch the ceremony live via the web.
  • Cooper Living and Learning Center to receive information on alternative accommodations during graduation weekend.

By attending Countdown to Commencement, you will have the opportunity to win:
  • an official college ring (courtesy of Jostens)
  • a cap and gown (courtesy of the University Bookstore)
  • a one-year membership in the UW-Platteville Alumni Association
  • $100 Apple Gift Card (courtesy of Liberty Mutual)
Graduation is the biggest day in your college career. Countdown to Commencement brings together many different departments of the university to provide one stop shopping for all your graduation needs.

Once again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation. We are looking forward to serving you and your specific needs on
Wednesday, March 12.

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