Graduation

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

FALL 2022 Graduation: General Information

Spring Graduation will be held:

  • Ceremony Sunday 12/18/2022 at 10:00am 
  • Please visit the SecU Office for more details. https://uwm.edu/secu/com_cer/
  • The UW-Milwaukee Arena Team Store hours: TBD
  • ADA accessibility 414-908-6035

Ordering

  • Students/Faculty can order regalia online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_UWMilwaukee/
  • Grad Info Day: 10/19/2022; 10:00am – 6:00pm Grad Images will be present to take photos please sign up to participate. Free yard sign for participates with photo (while supplies last)  www.empirephotos.com/uwm
  • The website for ordering regalia: opens September 15, 2022 and closes April 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Order by November 1, 2022 for free pick-up at the Panther Shop.
  • Cap & Gown pick up: December 7 & 8, 2022; 10:00am – 6:00pm Grad Images will be present to take photos please sign up to participate www.empirephotos.com/uwm
  • $10.00 holding fee applies for cap and gowns not picked up by the end of the day 12/8/2022
  • November 1, 2022: Last day for custom PhD regalia to be purchased.
  • 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 12/18/2022 unworn for a full refund. No gowns are accepted for returns after commencement has taken place.
  • PHD/Students and Faculty rental 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) 12/31/2022. Please call 1800-837-4235 to replace missing return shipping labels.
  • Any PhD orders picked up from the Panther Shop must be returned to the Panther Shop in person or by mail by Please call 414-229-5574 for return details.
  • There will not be an option to return regalia at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Questions? Email uwm-graduation@uwm.edu or call 414-229-5574

or visit: https://uwm.edu/secu/com_cer/spring/

Important Information

There are no upcoming events at this time.