Graduation Send Off

Our goal is to gather key resources together to help you navigate the graduation process and complete the tasks on your graduation checklist.

Information Verification

Verify your name and permanent address on your SOLAR account. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address unless you provide a different address. The name on your diploma will be the name Parkside has on record, unless you indicate a different name.

SPELLING CHANGE  |  To change the spelling of your diploma name, send an email to using "Diploma name change" in the subject line.

ADDRESS CHANGE  |  To change your diploma mailing address, contact us at using "Diploma mailing address change" in the subject line.

Questions? Email

Caps, Gowns, and Tassels

Order your cap, gown, and tassle

The University Bookstore is here for all of your graduation needs. Check out the links below for undergraduate and graduate information.

Undergraduate (PDF)  Graduate (PDF)

Graduation Announcements and Class Rings

Order personalized announcements, diploma frames, class rings, and more from Jostens. Now may be the perfect time to treat yourself to some graduation gifts... or share the links with anyone who wants to send a care package your way.

Announcements  Class Rings  More from Jostens

Also check out the University Bookstore for more graduation gifts.

Alumni Connections

As a graduate, you are automatically a member of the Parkside Alumni Association with free membership. Get ready for alumni news, events, and other updates by email. Stay connected with UW-Parkside on social media so you don’t miss a thing.

Connect with UW-Parkside

Federal Loan Repayment

If you borrowed a federal subsidized or unsubsidized loan, you must complete exit counseling when you graduate. Complete your federal student loan Exit Counseling online.

Navigate the student loan repayment process with confidence: make payments, change repayment plans, explore options, and get help based on where you are in the process with one central federal resource

Financial aid counseling is available by email or phone. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid during regular business hours.

Financial Education Resources

Transitioning out of college brings loads of responsibility and opportunities to take hold of every aspect of your future. Educators Credit Union provides a library of tools, tutorials, and everyday advice to help you master your personal finances.

ECU Financial Tools

Graduating Student Survey

Fellow Rangers from generations of previous graduating classes have shared important information in the Graduating Student Survey. This data helps Parkside continue to deliver on its mission to support student success. Do your part by completing the survey, which can be found in SOLAR on the UWP Student Homepage under the Resources and Links tile.


Graduation Photos

Professional Graduation Photos

Empire Photography will be at Commencement to take photos as graduates receive their diploma covers on the stage.

There will be more information on the Commencement program, but if you plan to attend, you can use the link below to pre-register where you would like your proofs sent.

Empire Photography

DIY Graduation Photos

If you are going the DIY route for now, University Photographer Alyssa Nepper offers up some tips for taking your best selfies celebrating you and this time. As always, we invite you to share it to Parkside social media. If you post to Instagram, use hashtag #UWParkside to join the feed on Midnight Ranger and elsewhere!

Tips from Alyssa


Your Parkside email account will expire 4 terms (12 months) after your last day of attendance. This includes summer session and winterim session. 

As the 12 months approaches, you will be notified and reminded at 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days, 7 days, and 2 days prior to expiration. 

Any questions? Please contact the Tech Bar at 262-595-2444.

Career Search and Grad School Resources

The Advising and Career Center offers Parkside graduates the same services that currently enrolled students receive. As alumni, you can request appointments, participate in on-campus recruiting, attend career fairs, and use the online career resources free of charge.

Advisors are available for virtual appointments for career search strategies, resume and cover letter assistance, and grad school exploration and preparation. Schedule an appointment on Navigate. 

Career Resources   Resume Guide (PDF)  Cover Letter Guide (PDF)


Handshake is a job search platform that gets to know you and connects your skills, interests, and passions with your goals. Search for jobs and be discovered based on good matches for you.


LinkedIn is a social networking website that connects you with people, jobs, news, and updates related to your industry of interest. Connect with people in your field to grow your network and help with your job search.

Big Interview

Enhance your interviewing skills by using Big Interview, an interactive online system that combines interview-training and practice. Use organization code Rangers123 to register for the account.

Graduation Services

Registrar's Office


The Commons
Wyllie Hall D1
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot T

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