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2019 Commencement Information 

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Class of 2019

The Class of 2019

The M.S. in Biotechnology Program's Commencement

Each year the Master of Science in Biotechnology program hosts its own commencement event to acknowledge the accomplishments of its graduating students. This year's M.S. in Biotechnology recognition event will be on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Promega Corporation Auditorium.

Graduating students are asked to limit their guest list to no more than twelve individuals. If this limit poses a problem for a student, please contact the M.S. in Biotechnology office to find a workable solution.

For Graduates to do: Please RSVP attendance for Friday, May 10

The University of Wisconsin–Madison also holds an official commencement ceremony that students are invited to attend. Information regarding the official UW-Madison commencement is shared in the right-hand column.

Program Commencement Details

Who: The Graduating Class of 2019

Where: Promega Corporation (BTCI) Auditorium (Google Map link)

5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
Fitchburg, WI
Front Desk: (608) 274-4330
Free parking available

When: Friday, May 10, 2019

Attire: Professional (no cap and gown required)

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Meet and greet students and families / photos

Program to Begin PROMPTLY at 5:30 p.m.

Kurt J. Zimmerman, M.S.
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Director, Office of Industry Engagement

Keynote Speaker

Jessica Martin-Eckerly, Class of 2009
Founder, Forward BIOLABS

Student Presentations
Introductions by Rachel Krause, M.S. and Grace Christensen, M.S.
Class of 2018

Robert Boyle, M.S.
NeuroTrap: Prostaglandin D2 Ligand Trap/Transferrin Receptor Fab Antibody to Treat Glial-Mediated Toxicity Associated with SOD1-ALS

Bryan Rutsch, J.D., M.S.
Genetically Modified Bacteriophages for Treatment of Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections in Humans

Conferring of Degrees

Appetizers, Desserts and Beverages


UW-Madison Commencement Details

Official UW–Madison Commencement

The UW–Madison 2019 Spring Commencement ceremony for bachelor's and master's candidates will take place:

Saturday, May 11 at Noon
in Camp Randall Stadium, 1440 Monroe Street.

Event Details for
Noon, Saturday, May 11, 2019


Camp Randall Commencement 1925

Commencement at Camp Randall, 1925


Cap and Gown Rental Required for
Official UW-Madison Commencement
(Not required for Friday, May 10)

If you participate in the official UW-Madison Commencement Ceremony, you will want to rent a cap, gown, tassel and hood. The deadline to place your attire rental is April 5, 2019.

Attire Rental Homepage (Herff & Jones)
- Click on "Rent Cap and Gown"
- You will find two options for Masters Degrees from the School of Medicine and Public Health: Choose "Master of Science-Medicine"

Refer to the University Bookstore Graduation Timeline for complete details: