Graduation regalia can be purchased at the UWM Panther Shop through our vendor, Herff Jones.

May 2020 Graduation: General Information

Fall Graduation will be held:

  • Black Ceremony – Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 9:00 a.m
  • Gold Ceremony – Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. 
  • The UW-Milwaukee Arena Team Store will be open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • ADA accessibility 414-908-6035


  • Students can order regalia online at
  • The website for ordering regalia opens: January 15, 2020 and closes April 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • All faculty orders will be shipped to the address provided online, there will not be an option to pick-up at the Panther Shop.

Friday April 3, 2020 :

  • Last day for custom PhD regalia to be purchased

Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST:

  • The last day to order for in store pick up

Thursday April 2, 2020 –  Tuesday April 21, 2020:

  • Home shipping only for all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020: All orders must be purchased by walking into the Panther Shop; Prices are increased at this time

  • No state purchasing cards will be accepted at the Panther Shop.

Grad Info Day: CANCELED Please look out for informative emails in regards to Cap & Gown Ordering

  • Located in the Panther Shop
  • Tuesday March 24 – Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Cap and Gown, class ring, photos, and invitation ordering will be available at this time by Herff Jones.

Cap and Gown Pick up:

  • Located in the UWM Panther Shop
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 & Thursday April 30, 2020  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Cap and gowns not picked up by Friday May 1, 2020 by 4:00 pm, will be charged a $12.95 holding fee; $18.95 for Doctoral degrees.


Return Policy:

  • All Associates, Bachelor or Masters, Home Shipped orders must be sent back by the student to Herff Jones within (30) days receipt.
  • All Associates, Bachelor or Master attire picked up at the UWM Panther Shop must be sent back by the student to Herff Jones within (30) days of pickup.
  • Faculty online orders: There will be a pre-paid return label included in all packages. You must retain the original carton that the gown arrives in, to return the order.
  • All PhD late rentals must be returned to the panther shop by mail or walk-in by May 22, 2020  to 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee WI, 53211. After this date, gowns will not be accepted, you are responsible for your own shipping.
  • There will not be an option to return regalia at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Questions? Email or call 414-229-6376 or 414-229-6158

or visit

Important Information

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