Spring 2018 Commencement Information: May 20, 2018

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

When:

Black Ceremony – Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
For all Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Candidates from the following schools/colleges: (each ceremony is approximately 2 1/2 hours long)

  • School of Education
  • School of Freshwater Sciences
  • School of Information Studies
  • College of Letters and Science
  • College of Nursing
  • Zilber School of Public Health
  • Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Gold Ceremony – Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
For all Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Candidates from the following schools/colleges: (each ceremony is approximately 2 1/2 hours long)

  • School of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Peck School of the Arts
  • Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
  • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences

Where:

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

Attire:
Please check back in January for ordering information. Ordering your commencement attire.

Student Seating:

Seating diagrams will be posted the first week in May.

Guest Seating:

Arena doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the Black ceremony and 1:00 p.m. for the Gold Ceremony. 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 U.S. Cellular). 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 non-disabled 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 check back in February for special hotel rates.

Faculty Reps & Doctoral Escorts:<!– style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Faculty regalia online order form–>
Faculty will receive further information via email and campus mail.

*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.