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December Commencement

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center

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December Commencement

Thursday, December 12 - 7:00 p.m.


  • Doors to the Time of Grace Center will open one hour before the event.
  • The December ceremony lasts approximately 60 minutes.
  • light dessert reception for all family and friends of the graduates will take place immediately following the ceremony.
  • Family members who are unable to attend may watch the service online.
  • Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in WLC's Parking Center at 8701 W. Wisconsin Avenue. The Front Circle and area streets also will be available for parking. Please follow posted parking restrictions on the streets near the college, and be respectful of our neighbors so they can access their driveways.
  • View our map for event location and directions.
  • Professional photos from the service will be available on the photographer's website the week after commencement.
  • General commencement information, along with a list of area hotels and restaurants, can be found on our main commencement page.


  • EMAILS: Students who have applied to graduate in December will receive email updates beginning in late October.

  • CAPS AND GOWNS: Traditional undergraduate students may pick up their caps and gowns in the mailroom beginning Monday, December 2 during regular business hours. Adult accelerated degree completion students may pick up their caps and gowns in the AGS offices beginning Monday, December 2. Master's students will receive theirs at the hooding ceremony on December 12.

  • HONOR CORDS: Cords for military service will be distributed at rehearsal to those who have notified the Registrar's Office of their service. Cords for Latin academic honors will be presented to graduates on stage after they receive their diplomas.

  • REHEARSAL: The mandatory commencement rehearsal for all graduates is Thursday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center. It should last an hour. If you cannot attend rehearsal, you must excuse yourself by emailing Joni Panitzke in Provost Kolander's office.

Recreation Complex -  Time of Grace Center
8725 West Wisconsin Avenue
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