Fall 2017 Commencement Information: December 17, 2017

IMPORTANT: If your contact information is restricted and you would like your name included in the Commencement Booklet, please contact the Registrar’s Office, Mellencamp 274, (414)229-3800.

Directions for:

Bachelor’s Degree Candidates
Master’s Degree Candidates
Doctoral Degree Candidates


Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Ceremony is for all Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Candidates
(The ceremony is approximately 2 hours long)


UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
400 W. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Ordering your commencement attire.

–>>Please check back in September for ordering information.

Student Seating:

A floor diagram of the line-up areas and where graduates are seated by school/college,will be available the first week of December.

Guest Seating:

Arena doors open at 9:00am. Each graduate is limited to 5 guests that may attend the ceremony. Tickets are not required for students or guests. Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.

Special Accommodations:

The handicapped entrance to the Arena is located at 500 W. Kilbourn Ave (between the Milwaukee Theatre & the Arena). Sections 200, 205, 210, 222 and 226 have been designated for wheelchair seating. Accessible seating is available on a first come first serve basis; due to limited space, we request that only one nondisabled person sit with each person with a disability in the seating area designated for these guests.

There will be sign language interpreters available in section 211. This seating is available on a first come first serve basis. There will also be captioning available on two large screens located on the left and right sides of the main stage.

Photographs & Videos:

GradImages is the official photographer at commencement. They can be reached at (800)261-2576, giservices@gradimages.net, or you can visit their website at www.gradimages.com.

A live video feed will be available the day of the ceremony. Click here to watch!

You may view past and present commencement ceremonies here

Parking, Maps, and Directions:

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

Hotel Accommodations:

Please Note: December 2017 room rates will be posted in August of 2017.

Faculty Reps & Ph.D. Escorts:

Please check back in September for ordering information.

Faculty will receive further information via email.

*PLEASE NOTE* If you are a faculty escort for a Ph.D. student and have not received any information yet, it is because your Ph.D. student has not yet filled out the online RSVP form. Once the RSVP form is filled out, you will automatically receive further instructions via email.