Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

In addition to UW–Madison’s Commencement ceremonies, the La Follette School celebrates Graduation at the Wisconsin Capitol in May. This year's celebration will occur on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 from 11:00am-1:00pm. 

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 Nikolai Kapustin, LSSA's Graduation Coordinator, at this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2018 Graduation Program

Applying for Graduation

UW-Madison Graduate School