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UWM’s Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement
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.
UWM Fall 2020 Commencement Speakers
Mark A. Mone, Chancellor
Saudiel Benitez Jr., Bachelor of Arts, College of Letters & Science
Dr. Michele Bria, CEO of Journey House
Mike Jones, UWM System Regent, Of Counsel, Michael Best
Johannes Britz, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska, Dean of the Graduate School
Nancy Frank, Interim Dean of the School of Architecture & Urban Planning
Scott Emmons, Dean of the Peck School of the Arts
Kaushal Chari, Dean of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
Hope Longwell-Grice, Associate Dean of the School of Education
Brett Peters, Dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science
J. Val Klump, Dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences
Timothy K. Behrens, Dean of the College of Health Sciences
Mark Harris, Interim Dean of the School of Information Studies
Scott Gronert, Dean of the College of Letters & Science
Kim Litwack, Dean of the College of Nursing
Ronald Perez, Dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Tina Freiburger, Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Simon J. Bronner, Dean of the College of General Studies
Important Info for Graduating Students
Participate in the virtual ceremonyJoin us here for virtual commencement at 10 a.m. on December 20. Use the hashtag #uwmgrad to celebrate with your classmates on social media. Please note, the deadline to submit your photo for inclusion in the ceremony was Nov. 13, 2020.
Order your regalia (optional)The deadline to order any desired graduation regalia (cap, gown, etc.) was Nov. 20, 2020. Regalia is not required to participate in the virtual commencement.
Receive your diplomaDiplomas are mailed to your PAWS U.S. mailing address, or you can request to pick up your diploma on campus. (Diplomas will be ready for pickup at UWM eight to 10 weeks after the ceremony.) The name on your diploma will match how it appears in PAWS unless you submit a Diploma Name Request. More information on receiving your master’s or doctoral diploma.
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