Other Ceremonies & Events

Upcoming Ceremony and Event Dates

Annual Fall Awards Ceremony:

Each October the Fall Awards ceremony honors faculty and staff who have made, or continue to make valuable contributions to our university.

Please contact the following for further nomination information for Fall Awards:

Faculty Awards: Faculty Awards and Recognition Committee

Academic Staff Awards: Academic Staff Awards Committee

University Staff Awards: University Staff Awards Committee

Ernest Spaights Plaza Awards: Honorary Degrees Committee

Graduate School Research Awards: Ana R. Gonzalez  (414) 229-5218 or anagamez@uwm.edu

Joanne Lazirko Award for Innovative Use of Learning Technologies:
Diane Reddy- 414-229-6432 or reddy@uwm.edu


Commencement Honors Convocation for Undergraduates:

Commencement Honors is held each December and May usually the Monday before Commencement. Undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or above, based on a minimum of 40 graded UWM credits earned prior to the final semester will receive all-university commencement honors and be awarded the traditional gold cord at the commencement honors convocation.

Please note, Winterim and Summer are not considered a semester for purposes of commencement honors. For example, If you are graduating in the Spring, your final semester would be your Fall semester regardless if Winterim courses were taken.

Additional Honors/Commencement related activities:

Graduating with an honors degree from the Honors CollegeHonors College Information

Honors Requirements

Please contact your dean’s office to inquire about other honors/commencement-related activities that might be planned by your specific school or college.

School of Architecture & Urban Planning: (414) 229-4016
Peck School of the Arts: (414) 229-4762
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business:
(414) 229-6256
School of Education: (414) 229-4181
College of Engineering & Applied Science: (414) 229-4126
College of Health Sciences: (414) 229-5663
College of Letters & Science: (414) 229-5895
School of Information Studies: (414) 229-5409
College of Nursing: (414) 229-4189
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare: (414)229-4400
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health: (414) 227-4128
School of Freshwater Sciences: (414) 382-1724