Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

In addition to UW–Madison’s Commencement ceremonies, the La Follette School will celebrate the 2021 graduation virtually using the web conferencing application Zoom. Students must register if they wish to attend using the email invite. A YouTube Link will be available for family and friends unable to attend who wish to view the procession. Graduation for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, May 9th 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.

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.

2020 Graduation Program

2019 Graduation Program

2018 Graduation Program

Applying for Graduation

UW-Madison Graduate School  

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