Saturday – August 29, 2015


Graduation Application Process

Congratulations! If you answered “Yes” to QUESTIONS 1, 2 AND 3 then you are a Potential Graduate. Your next step is to submit a graduation application.

Submit a Graduation Application
  • Graduation Applications are available online (requires Adobe Reader) 
  • The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony is March 31, 2015. Please keep in mind that if you do not meet the March 31, 2015 graduation application deadline, you will not be considered for the Lamp of Knowledge Award and you may not be listed in the commencement ceremony program book
  • If you plan to attend the commencement ceremony, please be sure to check “Yes” on the graduation application and include the $15 fee when submitting the application
  • Mail completed graduation applications, including the $15 fee if you plan to attend the commencement ceremony, to MATC, Graduation Department, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Students may also apply for graduation at any of the following four campus locations:
    • Downtown Milwaukee Campus: Students may apply at the Welcome Center located on the first floor of the Student Center in the S Building
    • Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis Campuses: Students may apply at the Student Services Office
      • Mequon Campus – Room A110
      • Oak Creek Campus – Room A106
      • West Allis Campus – Room 114

  • Each student will receive a blank diploma cover at the commencement ceremony
  • Graduation from a program is not complete until final grades are entered and all program requirements are met
  • Participation in the ceremony does not guarantee graduation from a program
  • Diplomas will be mailed out approximately eight weeks after the end of the semester
  • You may request a duplicate diploma by submitting a graduation application and writing “Duplicate Diploma” at the top of it. A fee of $30 is due at the time you submit the request

Commencement Ceremony
  • MATC holds a commencement ceremony twice per year in December and May. If you expect to complete your program with the summer semester and want to attend the ceremony, you should plan to participate in the May ceremony
  • Pick up your cap, gown and tassel at any of the four campus Bookstore locations beginning May 1, 2015. Campus Bookstores will have a listing of graduate applicants and will ask that you provide a picture ID when picking them up
  • Personal items, such as flowers, novelties, purses, phones, etc., may NOT be worn, carried or used during the ceremony. Electronic devices of any kind are also not permitted. We recommend keeping personal items at home or with a family member or friend during the ceremony to avoid any potential problems
  • Childcare services will not be provided during the commencement ceremony. Please be sure to make appropriate childcare arrangements in advance