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Spring Commencement 2023

Graduation and Commencement – What’s the difference?

The terms Graduation and Commencement are often used interchangeably. As a University of Wyoming graduate, we want you to be aware about these two similar yet different terms.

Commencement is a ceremony held twice per year (winter and spring) honoring students who have recently or will soon graduate, which means completing all requirements of their degree program. Participating in Commencement does not automatically mean that a student has graduated. In order to graduate, a student must complete all requirements and apply for graduation.



Ready to Graduate? After entering your anticipated graduation date in WyoRecords, the Office of the Registrar will certify that your degree program requirements have been met. Once approved, the degree earned is listed on your official transcript. At UW, you may apply to graduate up to two years (six semesters) prior to completing your degree requirements. You can graduate at the end of any semester (spring, summer or fall).

Apply for Graduation – Undergraduate Students

Apply for Graduation – Graduate Students and Professional Programs


Planning to walk at Commencement? The Commencement ceremony is a public celebration of your achievements separate from graduation. You do not need to complete all degree requirements to participate in Commencement. It is recommended to know your anticipated graduate date before participating in Commencement. In order for your name to appear in the Spring Commencement 2023 program, your registration must be received by April 15, 2023.

Register for the 2023 Spring Commencement Ceremony


Spring 2023 Commencement will be May 13, 2023. 


8:30 am: Undergraduate Ceremony

College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Office of Academic Affairs

10 am: College of Law -- Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

12:15 pm Graduate Ceremony

College of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Health Sciences
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Arts & Sciences
School of Energy Resources
College of Business
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

3:30 pm Undergraduate Ceremony

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Business
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health Sciences
School of Energy Resources

Digital Commencement Program

In an effort to reduce the amount of printed paper for commencement events, we have moved towards a digital-only commencement programs. Download your program here.


Graduate Commencement Ceremony: Find photos here.

A.M. Undegraduate Ceremony: Find photos here.

P.M. Undegraduate Ceremony: Find photos here.

Commencement Details

Registration: All graduating UW students must register here to confirm participation in the Commencement ceremony.

Location: Arena Auditorium, University of Wyoming, Main Campus.

Grad Fair: Purchase your cap, gown and more at the University Store's Grad Fair March 30-31. Find the Virtual Grad Fair here. 

Event Program: Digital programs will be available for event.

Ticket Information: There will be no ticketing and no limit on attendees at the ceremony.

Order Regalia: Order cap and gown, and find more graduation resources here.

Parking and Shuttle Information: Find parking and shuttle information here.

Accessibility/Disability Accommodations: Please complete the accommodation request form prior to the commencement ceremony. Questions can be directed to Disability Support Services at or 307-766-4041.

Live Stream: Click here to watch graduation live!

Students need to arrive inside the War Memorial Fieldhouse one hour prior to their respective commencement to line up with their respective college/school.  

**Reminder: Alcohol will not be permitted at UW Commencement. You will be asked to leave and not participate in the celebrations.**


UW Casper Spring Commencement: May 14, 2023, 2:30 p.m. -- David Street Station, Casper -- Register here or find more information about the Casper commencement here


Past commencement details


University of Wyoming Winter Commencement

University of Wyoming Spring 2022 Commencement (8:30am) 

University of Wyoming Spring 2022 Commencement (12:15pm)

University of Wyoming Spring 2022 Commencement (3:30pm)

Contact us

Office of Student Success and Graduation

Phone: (307) 766-4858


For Degree Evaluation or Diploma Related Questions

Office of the Registrar

(307) 766-5272

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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