Spring Commencement 2020

UW-Superior Commencement Image

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is holding Spring Commencement Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Location: Siinto S. Wessman Arena, 2701 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

The Ceremony: Guests should arrive at least 45 minutes before the ceremony begins. Adjacent seating may not be available for guests who arrive later than 1:40 p.m. Commencement generally lasts one - two hours.

Parking: Parking is available in university lots surrounding Siinto S. Wessman Arena, the Superior High School, and on adjoining city streets. Parking areas fill up quickly. Please observe posted parking regulations.


  • Seating is available in the arena, on the floor, and the stands.
  • Handicapped seating is also available. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Tickets: Tickets are required for the Spring 2020 Commencement.

Programs: Programs listing the names and majors of graduates are available at the door.

Photographers: A commercial photographer will photograph all graduates as they 1) approach the stage, 2) receive their diploma, and 3) as they pause in front of a backdrop after leaving the stage. Instructions for purchasing these photos are emailed to each graduate by the vendor.

Family photography: An area on the main floor is set aside for family and friends to take photographs or video of graduates as they are presented their diplomas on stage. After you have taken your photos, please exit the photo area so others may use it. Guests are welcome to photograph graduates in front of the stage after Commencement.

Lodging and restaurants:

Student participation:  Students eligible to participate in Commencement received an e-mail from the Registrar's Office in March containing information about participating in the ceremony.

Bookstore: The UW-Superior Bookstore will be open the day of Commencement from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Siinto S. Wessman Arena
2701 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880

Congrats Grads!