Spring 2020 (virtual) Commencement

Spring semester has certainly been unusual, culminating in the first online commencement at UW-Madison on Saturday, May 9. We hope you are all safe and healthy and able to celebrate commencement in some way!

Below you’ll find both departmental and university links and resources for graduation, and we’ll be adding social media posts from CS platforms in the next couple of days. Please share your graduation activities, whatever form they take, with us and the university community as a whole by tagging your posts #UWCS2020. All CS platforms are @WisconsinCS.

Congratulations, CS Graduates!

UW Commencement May 9

View commencement Saturday, May 9 at noon (CDT)! There are lots of resources on this page, including info about keynote speaker James Patterson and how to order a Senior Class T-shirt (which includes a donation to the Emergency Student Support Fund).

Bucky in graduation robes

Congratulations to the class of 2020 from CS Chair Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau

We laughed and we cried when we watched this video from Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau. Enjoy!


Welcome to alumni-hood!

Join the UW-Madison Alumni Association

Keep in touch with UW-Madison through the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Get the CS Badger Bytes Newsletter and event invitations

We send out the Badger Bytes newsletter 3-4 times per year so you can keep up with what's going on in the department. We also very occasionally send out other email communication - invitations to alumni events in your area, for example.

Library Mall, fall, with view of Capitol

Participate in CS social media

We're on social media! Follow us and post to our accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook - all @Wisconsin CS. And join our LinkedIn group below.

UW-Madison WACM members at GHC

Resources for creating memories

Want one of those Facebook photo frames for the class of 2020? Or instructions for starting a Watch Party for commencement on Saturday? Check out this page for these and other resources

Graduation memories

Undergraduate presentation

The undergraduate advisors gathered memories and thanks from the graduates and put together this slideshow, including this fav memory: "That I spent hours to find out that segmentation fault came from a wrongly placed semicolon." Can you relate?

PMP & MS/PhD graduating students

The graduate program coordinators gathered memories from graduating students. See which words were important to them!