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Spring 2023 BBA Graduation Celebration

Friday, May 12 | 2:00pm 4:00pm

photo of Bascom Hall with mortarboard hat in air

Join us at a special event to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2023 BBA Graduates. The Spring BBA Graduation Celebration will feature a program and individual recognition for each graduate as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma covers. The program will also feature special guests, professional photography, and plenty of personal photo opportunities. This celebration is open to Wisconsin School of Business undergraduate program seniors graduating in December 2022, May 2023 or August 2023. Guests, family members, and friends are welcome to attend.

The Spring BBA Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Alliant Energy Center. The program will run from 2:00 – 4:00 pm CST, with doors opening at 12:30 pm. All participating graduates should arrive no later than 1:30 pm.

Please note, this celebration is not the official commencement ceremony and degrees are not conferred until the Camp Randall Ceremony on May 13, 2023. Find more information on the UW Commencement website.

RSVPs are due by Friday, May 5, 2023. If you need to make edits to your RSVP later, please email

Calling student speakers! Apply to speak at the BBA Graduation Celebration

Applications are open for those interested in speaking at graduation. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 4:00 pm CST.

Requirements to apply:

  • You must be a graduating senior planning to attend the Spring 2023 BBA Graduation Celebration.
  • Provide two 250-word essays addressing your experience as a Business Badger and explaining what you plan to speak about.
  • Provide an updated resume.
May 2022 graduate, Bryson Williams, stands at lectern and delivers student speaker speech at graduation celebration.

Attending the Spring BBA Graduation Celebration

There is no ticketing for attendance. General admission seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests, family members, and friends are welcome to attend. The program will run from 2:00 – 4:00 pm CST, with doors opening at 12:30 pm. All participating graduates should arrive no later than 1:30 pm.

Information for Graduates

Post-Graduation Survey

Please fill out this 4-minute Post-Graduation Survey telling us about your plans after graduation. The data is used to help inform students of what makes an offer competitive, so by completing this survey, you will help us help future Badgers.

Reserve Your Cap and Gown

Graduates should wear academic regalia (cap and gown) over business professional attire for the Spring BBA Graduation Celebration and the official campus Commencement at Camp Randall. View the University Book Store’s timeline for deadlines to order and pick up your regalia.


Parking at Alliant Energy Center – Exhibition Hall is complimentary to BBA Graduation Celebration attendees. Accessible parking is available first come first serve, but everyone is welcome to use the drop-off lane next to the entrance prior to parking. For a parking map, please see Alliant Energy Center parking information.

If you do not have transportation to the Alliant Energy Center, consider taking the bus or using a ride share service, such as Uber or Lyft. Bus Route 13 runs from Johnson Street to the Alliant Energy Center every hour.


The Wisconsin School of Business is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this event, please have your graduate include this request in their RSVP, or contact BBA Graduation at All reasonable accommodation requests should be made before Friday, April 28, 2023. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Please note that all seating is on the ground level of the Alliant Energy Exhibition Hall. Reserved seating will be available near the entrance for those with accessibility needs and wheelchairs plus one guest.

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Spring 2022 BBA Graduation Celebration Video

2022 BBA Spring Graduation Celebration
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53713 United States
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