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All Graduates

Preparing for Graduation

Congratulations! In preparation of your impending graduation, there are several important dates, details, and forms related to graduation that you need to know about and to complete.

In the first picture link below, all graduates of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) are expected to complete the Nursing Survey regardless of any graduation ceremony participation plans. Complete the form no later than your term of graduation.

Click into the appropriate Registrar's Office picture link below for details related to filing your Anticipated Graduation Date form, paying your graduation fee, and graduation related deadlines. Information updated accordingly each semester in preparation of upcoming graduation terms. 

This link is for ALL graduates no matter whether participating in events!
Two nursing undergraduate students in academic regalia
Graduate nursing student hooded by nursing faculty member.

Term of Graduation

Spring Graduates

Nursing students may participate in both UW Commencement and Nursing Convocation [2021 will be virtual] ceremonies.

However, see 2021 Important Note at top of this web page. 

Spring graduation details



Summer Graduates

There is no formal commencement or convocation ceremony for summer graduates. Those graduates are encouraged to participate in the previous spring ceremonies.

However, see 2021 Important Note at top of this web page. 

Spring graduation details



Winter Graduates

  • A Winter Commencement ceremony for all colleges is held annually in December. (The following website linked below will reflect the winter ceremony in the fall semester.)

    Winter Commencement Ceremony details

  • A Nursing Convocation ceremony is held only in the spring. December graduates wishing to participate in the Nursing Convocation Ceremony are eligible to do so in the spring ceremony following their fall graduation. December graduates also have the option, if preferred, to wait and participate in both the Commencement as well as the Nursing Convocation ceremonies in the spring following their fall graduation.

    Spring graduation details




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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
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Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294

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