• Visit our COVID-19 website for information about UWM’s response to the pandemic.

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 ceremony

    Join 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.
  • Request a diploma cover

    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.