Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

In addition to UW–Madison’s Commencement ceremonies, the La Follette School typically celebrates Graduation at the Wisconsin Capitol in May. Graduation for the Class of 2020 is scheduled for Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

The La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) coordinates the ceremony, and students select the student speaker, faculty speaker, and commencement speaker. Family members and friends are invited to sit in the balcony. 

Each graduate receives a certificate from the La Follette School, and faculty present awards to some of the top students.

Information about cap and gown rental or purchase is available from the University Book Store

Questions about the La Follette School ceremony can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., LSSA's Graduation Coordinator. 

2019 Graduation Program

2018 Graduation Program

Applying for Graduation

UW-Madison Graduate School  

Directions on how to apply for graduation in the Student Center.