The 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13th, starting at 5:30 p.m. This ceremony includes the Spring 2022 graduates. The ceremony will take place at the Alliant Energy Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI.
Please review each step below to make sure you have completed all the necessary requirements before the commencement ceremony in order to participate and to receive your degree/diploma.
If you are looking for information on the GED/HSED ceremony please contact the School of Academic Advancement.
Graduation Rates/Student Right-to-Know Information
Graduation rates for Madison College are available from Institutional Research and Effectiveness, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 or phone (608) 246-6408. These rates are calculated and made available as required by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.
As a graduate, you may be eligible for up to six additional credits of free retraining if your employer certifies that you lack certain skills or if you have been unable to secure employment. Details of retraining available under this policy can be found in the Policy and Procedures Manual located in the Career & Employment Services office.
Every year, Madison College surveys recent graduates to find out how they are doing in the labor market and how Madison College helped prepare them for their careers. Please help the college by returning this survey promptly after your graduation. Future graduates will benefit from your willingness to share.
Repeating a Program
Madison College does not award a new diploma or certificate for the completion of the same program. Prior to seeking an exception for repeating a program, students are encouraged to consider repeating specific coursework for updating skills, determine if an Individualized Technical Studies degree is an option, and review professional development offerings and digital badging opportunities.
Students seeking an exception should contact their Academic School to discuss their options; if approved for an exception, the entire curriculum of the program must be completed and would not be eligible for financial aid. Students interested in Liberal Arts Transfer are able to earn both an Associate in Arts (AA) and an Associate in Science (AS) without special permission.