A soon-to-be graduate sits in the lap of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and poses for a photo wearing her graduation mortarboard during a sunny afternoon on May 10, 2018. Colder weather and rain is in the forecast for much of UW-Madison's spring commencement weekend. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

For our 2020 graduates

Illustration of Vilas Hall with a grad cap on top
Illustration by Lily Oberstein

Special thanks to J-School interns Abbey Meyer, Colleen Muraca and Luke Verdecchia for their hard work in making this virtual celebration a reality.

A message from J-School faculty, instructors and advisors

Congratulations, Class of 2020!


Screen shot from video showing multiple faculty and instructors in videos recorded at home.

Our alumni wish you well

Video messages from J-School alumni


Slide showing screen shots of nine alumni giving their video messages

Senior Class of 2020 slideshow

We see you. We celebrate you.



Graduate student Class of 2020 slideshow

Thank you for your hard work.


Bonus content: Faculty goofing off

Time to get creative!


Slide showing screenshots from fun faculty videos with text "songs, rhymes, pep talks"

Printable graduation program

For your archives.


Front cover of program showing student sitting in Abe Lincoln's lap on Bascom Hill, "W" fingers and the J-School logo


Thank you. Stay in touch! On, Wisconsin!

May 8, 2020

Lake Mendota from the Union Terrace at dusk