University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tributes for Graduating Students

In order to recognize and celebrate your students and your family, we invite you to create a video message for your student and the graduating class. There is no charge to use these services — they are our gift to you.

Wearing a graduation cap and gown, a soon-to-be-graduate holds a diploma cover overhead while walking in silhouette through the arched portico of Bascom Hall.
Wearing a graduation cap and gown, a soon-to-be-graduate holds a diploma cover overhead while walking in silhouette through the arched portico of Bascom Hall. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

Community Page

Adding a video to the community page allows you to recognize the entire graduating class. Please share one word that describes the class of 2021 and/or one wish you have for students as they start their next chapter.

Personalized DIY Tributes

You can also send a video message directly to your student. With DIY Tributes, you can create an uplifting and commemorative video montage that includes friends and family members as a celebratory keepsake.

Tips for Recording

  • Find a quiet, well-lit space to record your video. The brighter, the better!
  • If possible, hold your phone or device horizontally so we can see more of you and your surroundings.
  • If you can, avoid background noise — we want to hear you clearly.
  • You can re-record as many takes as needed before submitting your final video.

Questions?

Contact the UW–Madison Parent and Family Program at parent@uwmad.wisc.edu.