University of Wisconsin-Superior
Old Main 139
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Frequently Asked Questions
'Jacket Book and Supply has a wide variety of diploma frames available. You can stop in to the store at the Yellowjacket Union or find them online.
Caps, gowns, and graduate candidate hoods may be purchased at the 'Jacket Book and Supply. Regalia must be worn by all students walking in the commencement ceremony.
Degree honors eligibility is calculated using both resident GPA and transfer GPA. A student must earn the minimum GPA at each of the levels
of distinction: degree, major, second major or minor.
Commencement honor cords will be given to students who participate in the Commencement Ceremony based on the student's cumulative GPA (including transfer GPA plus UW-Superior GPA) based on the prior semester's cumulative GPA.
Honors posted on official transcripts will be based on the student's final cumulative GPA (including transfer GPA plus UW-Superior GPA) after all grades have been posted.
Honors cord categories are as follows:
NOTE: Degree honors and honors cords are only available for bachelor degree candidates.
All diplomas are sent via U.S. Mail to the address indicated on your graduation application 4-6 weeks after the commencement ceremony in May or December. In the commencement ceremony, candidates for degree receive the diploma cover and also receive the actual diploma in U.S. Mail.
This does not apply to summer candidates. Summer diplomas are sent out via U.S. Mail 4-6 weeks after the last day of summer classes.
The graduation fee is paid at the Cashier's Office with cash, check, or money order prior to the commencement date in either December or May.
Yes, all students earning an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree from UW-Superior must pay the graduation fee regardless of whether or not they choose to walk in commencement. The fee pays for the processing and printing of the degree and other expenses related to graduation.
Yes. At the commencement ceremony, we have a section reserved for any individual who has a disability or needs special assistance. That individual and one attendant can sit with them in this section.
Handicap parking is available in the lot south of the Marchovich Wellness Center at Winter Commencement. At spring commencement in Wessman Arena, there is a drop off area in the front of the building and handicap parking in the lot adjacent to Wessman.
Candidates for bachelor degrees can pick up their honors cords at the Registrar's Office in Old Main 139 beginning 2 weeks prior to commencement. Athletic cords can be picked up in the Athletic Office in the MWC.
Best Western-Bridgeview Motor Inn (715-392-8174) offers discounted rates to UW-Superior parents and families as well as alumni. The UWS Yellowjacket Club offers the following rates:
The Bridgeview provides the following for their guests:
For other hotels in the area visit the Superior Douglas County Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.superiorchamber.org/Lodging
For May, parking is conveniently located in the Wessman Arena lot and across the street in the High School lots.
For December commencement, parking near Marcovich Wellness Center is available for attendees in any University lot on campus.
There is no fee for parking.
Yes, GradImages is the company that provides professional photography services during commencement in both May and December. The photographers take 3 candid shots of each student graduating and emails a notification to the student at the email address they provide to GradImages on the day of commencement.
Herff-Jones has a selection of rings available for students who are graduating. You can find their information at www.herffjones.com/college/uwsuperior.
Yes, you can view commencement via streaming video provided by ifan.tv.
You may wear the yellow tassel you received at the New Student Induction Ceremony during your first year at UW-Superior.
You can wear a black tassel purchased from the 'Jacket Book and Supply.
The graduate candidates tassels match the Master's Degree color that is on their hoods and are purchased with your regalia from 'Jacket Book and Supply.
No, UW-Superior does not require tickets for commencement ceremonies. All guests are welcome to attend. We do encourage graduates to limit their invites to 6-8 guests.
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