If you have applied for graduation, paid the graduation fee and would like to participate in the commencement ceremony, turn your Graduate Card in to the Student Life office or regional campus office (beginning Monday, November 13, 2017) By doing so you will obtain your:
- Cap, gown and tassel
- Ceremony participation instructions
Use the Graduation Checklist to make sure you have completed all the necessary steps before the commencement ceremony.
If you have a FERPA hold on your student record, but would like your name displayed in the commencement program, you will need to request to have the FERPA hold removed.
If you are an online or out-of-state student and plan to attend the ceremony, but are unable to pick up your graduation items in person, contact the Student Life office at (608) 243-4164 for further details.
If you are not completing your degree this term, but would like to participate in the ceremony (walking only), please contact an Academic Advisor. If you would like to have your name printed in the program, you must notify an advisor by November 22, 2017.
If the ceremony needs to be canceled for any reason, a WolfPack Alert will be sent. Please be sure to sign up for these alerts prior to the ceremony. You can also check the Madison College website for information.
Pictures at the Ceremony
Empire Photography has been photographing our commencement ceremonies for many years. Each graduate is photographed as they receive their diploma and a solo portrait is also taken after they exit the stage. Proofs will be sent to graduates and their families within 48 hours of the ceremony. Preregister your email address to quickly receive your complimentary proofs of this once-in-a-lifetime moment at your college commencement. If you have any questions, please email Empire Photography at email@example.com.
Pictures may be taken by guests from the designated photo areas while graduates are receiving their diploma or following the ceremony.
Honors and Awards
Academic Honor Awards
- Candidates for Academic High Honor Awards must attain an overall major grade point average of 3.75.
- Graduating students become eligible in two-year programs by achieving a 3.75 GPA after completing 75 percent of the total program credit requirements.
- Graduating students in one-year programs become eligible by achieving a 3.75 GPA after completing 50 percent of the total program requirements.
Candidates are designated on the graduation program and wear a white cord at the graduation ceremony. Final determination for awarding of Graduation Academic Honors is made at the time of program completion and includes the graduates maintaining a 3.75 GPA in the program. Students who achieve this program GPA will have a special designation included on their diploma.
Special Service Awards
Students demonstrating extraordinary service to fellow students and the college are nominated for the Special Service Award. These nominees will have demonstrated leadership in student government, clubs and/or participated voluntarily in college-sponsored educational or recreational activities. Selected students will be designated on the graduation program and will wear a gold cord at the graduation ceremony. A Special Service Certificate will be mailed after the graduation ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Graduating students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year colleges wear gold stoles and tassels at the graduation ceremony. Membership is by invitation only and students must maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.
Military Veterans Service Awards
Madison College honors its graduating military veterans by presenting them with special red, white and blue cords to wear during the commencement ceremony. Please join us in thanking them for their dedicated service to our country.
Commencement Ceremony Videos
Anyone who is unable to attend the commencement ceremony can watch a live broadcast by clicking on the link that will be posted at the top of this webpage. If you have a slow internet connection or have problems viewing the primary link, please use the backup video broadcast link. After choosing the link, you will be presented with either the video page or a page recommending you download software. Note that this will only be live on a computer and not on any mobile device or in the Chrome browser.
If you are not able to watch the commencement ceremony live, an on-demand video will be posted approximately one hour after the end of the ceremony.
If you prefer to own a copy of the video, a DVD of the ceremony can be purchased for $15. Simply complete the DVD Order Form (PDF, 53KB) and mail it along with payment to the address listed.
PAST COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY VIDEOS
2016 Spring Commencement video
2016 Midyear Commencement video