Gearing Up for Graduation

UWM’s Spring 2021 Virtual Graduation

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is excited to celebrate and congratulate the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement on May 16, 2021. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates for persevering during unprecedented times.

The ceremony will include a keynote address by UWM alum Darian Dixon, a spacecraft operations engineer for the Mars Perseverance rover, as well as remarks by UWM Chancellor Mark A. Mone and UWM Student Association President Emma Mae Weber. Our virtual commencement will be available on May 16 at 10 a.m. (CDT). Check the graduation website soon for the link!

Cap and Gown Information

Graduation regalia can be purchased at the UWM Panther Shop through our vendor, Herff Jones until May 14, 2021. Questions regarding graduation regalia can be answered by visiting the Panthershop website or emailing


Join the entire UWM community in celebrating our 2021 graduating students. Graduates have the opportunity to get Instagram-worthy photos taken at iconic campus locations, enjoy fun giveaways, participate in a collective art project and more. Please note that COVID-19 safety guidelines and best practices will be followed for all Grad Fest 2021 events. Email or visit for more info.

Pride in our Graduates

Visit the Panther Pride website to download UWM graphics in celebration of your graduate! Here you’ll find phone wallpapers, social media frames, yard signs available for print and more!

ShopUWM is Open for Grad Gifts, Panther Pride

Whether you’re looking for a gift for your UWM grad or trying to find an item to help show your Panther Pride, is your one-stop shop for all things Panther and UWM. From shirts and hats to sweatshirts and drinkware, has something for everyone. Plus, royalties from the sales of UWM merchandise are directed to student scholarships.