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May 18 | 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Convocation CAL
Date & TimeLocation
May 18, 2024 (7:30–9:30 p.m.)Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250

Celebrate Our Aspiring Artists!

You are cordially invited to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts graduation convocation for Fall 2023, Winterim 2024, Spring 2024 and Summer 2023 baccalaureate and master’s degree recipients.

Participants will assemble at 7 p.m. in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250, to prepare for the procession into the concert hall. Information on the college-wide UW-Milwaukee commencement ceremony is updated annually.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Convocation and how is it different than Commencement?

This special ceremony is an opportunity for Faculty & Staff in the Peck School of the Arts to recognize students who are graduating with bachelor and master’s degrees. The event was established in response to student requests and precedes the large UWM Commencement. We encourage you to attend both ceremonies.

The convocation ceremony begins with a procession of graduating students into the Bader Concert Hall. Students are seated on stage with the Dean and Department Chairs. Interim Dean Kevin Hartman will offer opening remarks, and all graduates will be recognized. Students will be called up by department, with each department introduced by a selection of work representing their discipline. When your department is standing, you will be called by name to walk across the stage and receive your stole (a piece of academic regalia, much like a long scarf, that you can wear with your cap and gown to the campus-wide Commencement ceremony). After the closing remarks and recessional, everyone crosses the lobby to Zelazo 280 for a dessert reception.

Is the event in-person or virtual?

PSOA Convocation is an in-person event, which will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

Who should participate?

All Peck School of the Arts students who have graduated or will be graduating by any of the dates listed above along with friends and family of graduating students are welcome to attend.

Does it cost anything?

The event is free.

Can I invite my family and friends?

Definitely! You will receive an email invitation to the Peck School of the Arts Graduation Convocation in early April. Feel free to pass it along to friends to attend in-person or online.

How many guests may I bring?

You may bring as many guests as you like. Please RSVP with the total number of in-person attendees so we can plan accordingly.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for this event. You are welcome to wear your cap and gown but most students simply wear business attire.

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