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​Graduation ceremonies are held three times a year:

  • in December for the fall semester
  • in May for the spring semester
  • in July for the summer semester.

Graduation is held in Eau Claire and River Falls. See Graduation Dates on the left side of page for times and locations.

A few important details about each ceremony are listed below.

Eau Claire Commencement


The Eau Claire Commencement will take place at UWEC, Zorn Arena

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guest seating. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.​

Parking is available in the Hibbard and Phillips parking lots. On-street parking is also available. ​Metered lots will be monitored. College campuses can be busy; please plan ahead.

The length of the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours.​

A reception to honor the graduates will follow the ceremony. All graduates and guests are welcome to attend.​

​Tickets are required for all guests. Tickets are only distributed to graduates. Each graduate is allocated up to 5 tickets. Tickets are for general admission and will not guarantee any specific seat with Zorn Arena.

Guests without tickets are invited to view the ceremony remotely in the Ojibwe Room in Davies Center. This is a nice option for elderly guests and those with small children. The door​s will open at 6 p.m.

The Eau Claire ceremony will also be available for viewing live online. Click on "Live Stream - Events", available approximately 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.​


River Falls Commencement


​The River Falls Commencement will take place at the River Falls High School (818 Cemetery Road).

​Doors open at 6 p.m. for guest seating. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

Parking is available in the school parking lot.​

The length of the ceremony is approximately one hour.​

A reception to honor the graduates will ​follow the ceremony. All graduates and guests are welcome to attend.