UPDATE: UW-Madison Winter Commencement still on regardless of weather

UPDATED Friday, December 20, 2013 --- 11:38 a.m.

The UW-Madison Winter Commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center Sunday will be held as scheduled, regardless of weather.

UW-Madison officials urge people to allow extra time to get to the Kohl Center.

Walking in the ceremony itself does not affect a student's status as a graduate.

For those unable to attend, you can watch online HERE.

The university will have extra crews clearing nearby sidewalks, along with plowing nearby city streets and parking lots.

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Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 --- 3:33 p.m.

- The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

- Delivering the charge to the graduates at each of the ceremonies will be Donald Downs, a UW-Madison professor of political science. Downs teaches courses dealing with public law, American politics, and political theory. He is a longtime affiliate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2010 Downs was named the Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science at UW-Madison. For more information, visit http://news.wisc.edu/22366.

- The ceremonies will be streamed live for the benefit of friends and relatives who are unable to attend. Windows Media Player and a broadband connection are required in order to view them. The link to the streaming will be on the university's main Web site at http://www.wisc.edu. The stream will not be available until the beginning of each ceremony.

- It is estimated that approximately 1,133 students will participate in this Sunday's ceremonies. The exact number of graduates will not be determined until after winter break in late January.

- Information about commencement is available at http://www.news.wisc.edu/commencement/


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