Commencement makes a welcome return to the stage

After three consecutive UWM commencements were held virtually, students and families attended a much anticipated in-person graduation ceremony Dec. 19 for Fall 2021 graduates.

Filled with joy and a sense of relief, graduates felt accomplishment after navigating education in a pandemic, and the commencement was even more special because it was able to be done in front of family and friends.

“It’s a wonderful point of pride for them to have accomplished this,” said Chancellor Mark Mone. “The reality is, it’s just the beginning.”