Graduation: Commencement Ceremony

This information refers to walking in the Commencement Ceremony.

Obtain commencement information from the Secretary of the University Website, or contact them directly: secofunv@uwm.edu, (414) 229-4163. Ceremonies are optional and are held in May and December; August graduates are invited to the December ceremony. Order graduation regalia on the website. ALL students are required to RSVP—which is done on the website.

If you want your name to appear in the commencement bulletin, be sure that you have not elected a FERPA Block. If you need to release the FERPA Block, contact the Department of Enrollment Services Information Center, Mellencamp 274. This should be done by the second week of the semester in which you expect to graduate to ensure that your name will appear in the bulletin.

Removal of the FERPA Block will allow your directory information to be released for all publicity purposes, as well as the commencement booklet.