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UWM’s Fall 2020 Virtual Graduation
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is excited to celebrate and congratulate the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates for persevering during unprecedented times.
Our virtual commencement will be available on Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. (CST). The ceremony will include a student speaker, a UW Board of Regents speaker and keynote speaker Michele Bria, chief executive officer at Journey House.
Important Info for Graduating Students
Be sure to upload your photo so that it’s included in the virtual ceremony. We can’t wait to celebrate your accomplishment!
Order any desired graduation regalia (cap, gown, etc.) by Nov. 20, 2020. Regalia is not required to participate in the virtual graduation ceremony.
Receiving your diploma
Diplomas are mailed to your PAWS U.S. mailing address, or you can request to pick up your diploma on campus. (Diplomas are returned to UWM for pickup 8-10 weeks after the ceremony.) The name on your diploma will match how it appears in PAWS unless you submit a Diploma Name Request.
Diploma covers will be automatically sent to everyone who participates in the virtual ceremony. If you’re not planning to participate but would still like a diploma cover mailed to you, contact the Registrar’s Office to request one via phone at 414-229-3800 or the online contact form.