UWM’s Class of 2023 shows its pride at commencement

Smiles, hugs and tears of joy filled the UWM Panther Arena on Sunday, May 21, as UWM students received their diplomas during two ceremonies.

About 3,400 students received their degrees, including 2,328 bachelor’s degrees, 719 master’s degrees, 182 doctoral degrees, 20 graduate specialist degrees, 88 graduate certificates and 87 associate degrees.

Some graduates are the first in their families to earn a college degree, most volunteered in the community, completed an internship with a Milwaukee-area business or took advantage of research opportunities at UWM. And many were hired before graduation.