Let the celebration begin: UWM’s spring 2018 commencement

Some students reverently accepted their diplomas. Some let out a holler and a shout, pointing to family and friends in the crowd. And all around, smiles beamed.

Nearly 3,400 students received their degrees during UW-Milwaukee’s spring commencement May 20 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks, gave the commencement speech at both the morning and afternoon ceremonies, urging students to not rely solely on social media to develop relationships. Be present in the moment, he said. And above all, “Don’t be a jerk.”