University of Wisconsin–Madison
Graduate in cap and gown silhouetted in the arched portico of Bascom Hall


We are very pleased to have you join the Anthropology Department in celebrating our Spring 2017 graduating students! To assist you in planning we have gathered a few notes about the Anthropology Graduation Reception:

  • The 2017 Anthropology Department Graduation Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in room 8417 Social Sciences.
    • To get to room 8417: Please enter the building from the Observatory Drive main entrance. This will bring you to the building Lobby on the 6th floor. (signs will also be posted on Graduation Day)
    • From the Lobby proceed straight ahead towards the lake side of the building and through the glass doors.
    • This will bring you to the two North elevators on the lake side of the building. Take the elevator to the 8th floor.
    • Room 8417 will be immediately to your left as you exit the elevator.
  • Parking on campus (view map here) for commencement activities will be free Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14.
  • On Saturday, May 13, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available to transport participants and guests around campus, operating approximately every 10 minutes, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle will run on two loops, encompassing the west campus and downtown areas. Download a Map (PDF) of the shuttle route, pick-up locations, and highlighted campus lots and landmarks. – more info here
  • Campus Map
  • Additional UW Commencement Information can be found here
  • Students: Please update your MyUW with a email address. UW–Madison alumni, students, and WAA members can sign up for a free email account by submitting this  request form.
  • Questions about the Anthropology Department Graduate Celebration? Please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator here or call (608) 262-2866.