Wisconsin Winter Graduation FAQ

Where will my Bucky Board be located?

Bucky Boards will be placed together in a section of the Kohl Center.

Can I chose the specific seat my cutout is located?

Specific seat location requests cannot be accommodated.

Can I find out where my Bucky Board is in the arena?

Yes. As Bucky Boards are installed, photo galleries will be posted on the Commencement website.

Are there guidelines for what I can or cannot wear in my photo?

Yes. Dress in your academic attire, if you have it, or your best Badger gear, face the camera and smile! Please note photos with third-party logos, advertising, logos with other NCAA or pro sports teams, political messages, lewd and inappropriate imagery will not be accepted. Review our complete photo guidelines before submitting your photo.

Can I submit a photo in a military uniform?

Servicemen and servicewomen will be allowed to submit photos of themselves in military uniform. All other submissions should be in academic attire or Badger gear.

Can I have multiple people on one cutout?

Please submit photos featuring a single person facing the camera directly. Submissions with more than a single person will be rejected.

Can I submit a pic of my pet for my cutout?

Yes. Individual pet photos can be accommodated and are encouraged!

Can I purchase a Bucky Board on behalf of a graduate?

Yes. Please get approval for the use of the photo prior to purchase.

Will multiple cutouts in the same order be seated together?

Yes. Cutouts made in the same order will be placed together.

Can I get a photo of my Bucky Board once it is placed?

Yes. As Bucky Boards are installed, photo galleries will be posted on the commencement website. URL: www.commencement.wisc.edu Individual photos may not be possible.

What if my Bucky Board becomes damaged?

Reasonable efforts will be made to maintain each Bucky Board. The UW is not responsible for lost or damaged Bucky Boards. Lost or damaged Bucky Boards will not be replaced for any reason.

Can I get my Bucky Board back and if so how?

Graduates can pick up their board at the University Book Store at 711 State Street beginning on Monday, December 14 during store hours.

If I choose to add a donation at check-out, where to the proceeds go?

Additional donations made with your Graduate Bucky Board purchase go to the Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift. URL: https://seniorclass.students.wisc.edu/class-gifts/

Is my purchase tax-deductible?

While proceeds from Bucky Boards are a great way to support the Badgers, your purchase is not tax deductible. Patrons who choose to add a donation in addition to their Bucky Board purchase can receive tax benefits on the donation amount specifically. Please consult with your tax advisor.