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

Spring 2023 Graduation: General Information

Spring Graduation will be held:

  • Ceremony Sunday 05/21/2023 
  • Black Ceremony:
    Check in: 7:00 a.m.
    Ceremony starts: 9:00 a.m.
  • Gold Ceremony:
    Check in: 12:00 p.m.
    Ceremony starts: 2:00 p.m.
  • Please visit the SecU Office for more details.
  • The UW-Milwaukee Arena Team Store hours: TBD
  • ADA accessibility 414-908-6035


  • Students/Faculty can order regalia online at
  • Grad Info Day: 03/14 – 15/2023; 10:00am – 6:00pm Grad Images will be present (10am- 5:30pm) to take photos please sign up to participate. Free grad keychain for participates with photo (while supplies last)
  • The website for ordering regalia: opens January 15, 2023 and closes April 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Order by 11:59pm EST March 27, 2023 for free pick-up at the Panther Shop.
  • Cap & Gown pick up: May 3 & 4, 2023; 10:00am – 6:00pm located in the Panther Shop. 
  • $10.00 holding fee applies for cap and gowns not picked up by the end of the day 05/4/2023
  • April 1, 2023: Last day for custom PhD regalia to be purchased. (Purchase trough the Panther Shop)
  • All PhD online regalia orders are RENTALS (however there is an option to purchase hoods)
  • No state purchasing cards will be accepted at the  Panther Shop.

Return Policy:

  • All online orders must be sent back by the individual, unworn to Herff Jones within (30) days of receipt for a full refund. Panther Shop orders are to be returned by 05/20/2023 unworn for a full refund. No gowns are accepted for refunds after commencement has taken place.
  • PHD/Students and Faculty rental ship home online orders: There will be a prepaid return label included in all packages. You must retain the original carton the gown arrives in, to complete your return.
  • All PhD online rentals must be returned to Herff Jones (by mail) 06/15/2023. Please call 1800-837-4235 to replace missing return shipping labels.
  • Mailing Address: Herff Jones Cap & Gown Division 1000 N. Market Street Champaign, IL 61820
  • Any PhD orders picked up from the Panther Shop must be returned to the Panther Shop by 06/23/2023. Please note the Panther Shop will be closed May 22nd – June 12th during this time the return package must be mailed. (individuals are responsible for the shipping cost). June 13th – June 23rd, 2023 in person cap & gown drop off will be available 
  • Mailing address: Panther Shop 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee WI, 53211
  • There will not be an option to return regalia at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Questions? Email or call 414-229-5574

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