UWM Chancellor Mark Mone kicks off the 2022 Fall Commencement by sharing his pride in the graduating students. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Carolyn Suneja gets hooded by Nigel Rothfels, interim Dean of College of Letters & Science. Suneja earned her doctorate in literature and cultural theory. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
United States Marine Corps veteran Justin Brant high fives his support dog, Shadow, after graduating from the executive MBA program at the Lubar College of Business. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
School of Education graduate Jesus Castellon waves to the crowd after getting hooded by Tina Freiburger, dean of the School of Education. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
College of Letters & Science students cheer as their college is called to walk the stage. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Education Student Ty Allen claps and smiles back at the crowd as Chancellor Mark Mone praises family and friends for supporting the graduates. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Ashok Rai, featured commencement speaker and president and chief executive officer of Prevea Health, shakes the hand of a student walking the stage. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Trinity Davis Raspberry and Ashanti Davis cheer together as they cross the stage. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
First generation graduate Karol Vazquez decorated her cap to pay homage to her family. The Spanish phrase translates to: "For my parents that came with nothing and gave me everything." (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Graduates from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning Devan Whitehead, Benton Troehler, Jeffrey Pierce, and Michael Pillizzi cheer after participating in the tradition of the turning of the tassel. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Smiles, hugs, cheers and tears of joy filled the UWM Panther Arena on Sunday, Dec. 18, as more than 1,800 students received their UWM diplomas.
A stream of the ceremony can be found on the UWM website.