August 22, 2020 Commencement information for faculty/staff

The 2020 University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony is rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Kress Events Center. You are cordially invited to attend.

Please note the following if you plan to participate:

  • Academic Program Chairs and Master’s Candidates Major Professors:
    • All academic program chairs are expected to attend. If you are unable, you must identify a substitute to represent your program.
      • Even if you believe there aren’t graduating students in your program, we are asking you sign up or find a representative. The new graduating student sign-up deadline is in July, so you will be notified if no graduating students in your program are participating.
    • All master’s candidates’ major professors are expected to attend.
    • Please complete the Program Chair & Hooder Sign-Up form (or ask your representative to do so) by Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
    • Academic attire is required. For gown rental information, please see below.
    • Questions about Graduate Studies? Please contact Pang Yang:
    • Please note that your role in the ceremony may change due to COVID-19 prevention efforts.
  • Faculty and Staff Who Wish to Process in the Ceremony:
    • All general faculty and staff (not program chairs or master’s candidate professors) are invited to process in the ceremony.
    • Please complete the Faculty / Staff Processional Sign-Up form by Friday, July 31, 2020.
    • Academic attire is required. For gown rental information, please see below.
    • Please note that participation may be limited due to COVID-19 prevention efforts.
  • Faculty and Staff Who Wish to Attend, but Not Process:
    • Please note that ticket numbers may be limited due to COVID-19 prevention efforts. We will prioritize grads first, followed by their family members / supporters. We will provide an update on faculty/staff ticket availability following the July grad sign-up deadline.
  • Faculty and Staff Who Wish to Volunteer:
    • Help ensure that this important event is a positive and memorable experience for our students and families! Individuals are needed for approximately 3-4 hours, with ranges from 9:00am until 2:00pm.
    • A link to sign up will be shared in the coming weeks.

Faculty and Staff Gown Rental Information


If you plan to participate in the Ceremony, but do not own academic apparel, Commencement apparel rentals are now available (at your own expense) through The Phoenix Bookstore:

  • Online by completing this form through July 12, 2020.
  • Apparel rentals will be available for pickup and payment after August 18, 2020. An e-mail will be sent when your items have arrived at The Phoenix Bookstore. Please verify that you have the correct apparel, including the tassel, before leaving the bookstore.
  • If you have any questions, please contact The Phoenix Bookstore Manager Monica Wittrock at / (920) 391-6600 x 0.

Additional details will be sent in July.

If you have any questions about the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Megan DuFrane-Groose by emailing, or visit the Commencement website at

If you have questions about student degree requirements, academic honors, or other student academic records, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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