Graduation ceremonies for East High School, La Follette High School, Memorial High School and West High School are held at the Kohl Center on the UW-Madison campus. We are very fortunate to have access to this outstanding facility, and being in a space that has plenty of seating, air conditioning, and a wonderful sound system helps to make this special event even more so.

There are some items we want to make you aware of prior to the ceremony, to assist in your planning process:


Parking will be available beginning at 1:30pm on Friday and 6:00am on Saturday. On the day of the ceremony, parking will be sold for $10 per vehicle on a first come, first served basis in the following lots: 29, 46, 83, and 91. Lot 48 is ADA Accessible Parking Only. Handicap accessible parking will be sold in all lots. There are also other parking sites within a 5-10 block walking distance to the Kohl Center, which are free after 4:30pm on Friday and free all day Saturday during graduation weekend. Those lots are 33, 45, 54, and 56. Please review the UW parking lot map for more information on parking lot locations and costs.


There will be areas on both sides of the stage in the seating section for photography. These areas will be clearly marked, and are to be used briefly by anyone who wishes to get closer to the stage to take a picture of their graduate. Please do not sit in these areas and respect that the space needs to be rotated among families so that all can have a good photo opportunity.


Here is the Kohl Center Concourse Map for MMSD Graduation ceremonies.


Section 121 will have reserved seating for individuals in need of an interpreter during the ceremony.

We are looking forward to having you join us for this memorable event. Congratulations to all of our graduates!