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UW-Madison confirms "Jump Around" for May 17th graduation ceremony

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - It was supposed to be a surprise -- but UW-Madison confirms that the Badger anthem "Jump Around" will be played at the school's graduation on May 17th at Camp Randall Stadium.

This is the first time in about 25 years that the UW's flagship campus is holding a single commencement program in the 80,000 seat football stadium -- instead of four identical ceremonies in the much smaller Kohl Center.  

Graduates will be not be called to the stage to be recognized individually -- there's too many of them for that -- so the students began an online petition to have "Jump Around" played so they can jump if they can't walk.  

The House of Pain hit has been a staple at Badger football games at Camp Randall since 1998.  

UW officials said they were planning for months to play the song -- and they were hoping it would surprise the grads.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)