By Olivia Mobley, Digital Communications Intern
This past December, as always, was filled with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season on campus. However, the season was made even brighter by the student success and panther pride shown on #UWMSocial, with everything from final exams to fall commencement.
We officially welcomed the first day of winter with everything we could want on a cold December day: warm, delicious panther cookies! This video was December’s best performing post, with 22,924 impressions, 5,053 views, 19 shares and 222 reactions.
Happy first day of winter, Panthers! What better way to celebrate than with holiday cookies made with sugar, spice and a dash of Panther Pride? 🐾
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Chancellor Mark Mone wished a happy holiday season to the UWM Community in the spirit of love, kindness and generosity that so many Panthers have shown this year. This video received 22,435 impressions, 4,927 views, 30 shares and 242 reactions.
UWM Chancellor Mark Mone narrates a story where a series of kind actions fosters a community of generosity and unity that starts at UWM and spans well beyond campus. Happy holidays, Panthers!
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Friday, December 22, 2017
December was also a month of new beginnings for more than 2,100 UWM students who graduated December 17 at fall commencement. We reminisced on the memories they shared with this video, receiving 20,034 impressions, 4,345 views, 16 shares and 296 reactions.
Thanks for the memories, Class of 2017. We’re Panther Proud to be a part of your journey. Welcome to the alumni family!
Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Students were buzzing about the fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky, covering campus in a blanket of white. We caught the snowfall in action with December’s best performing post: A Boomerang that received 1,239 likes.
Of course, everyone loves UWM’s beautiful KIRC building, so it is no surprise that this wintery repost received 1,221 likes!
We were full of Panther Pride after witnessing so many UWM graduates walk the stage and reach their goals… Oh, and Oprah was there, too, to celebrate the graduation of her sister! This graduation recap-carousel received 1,118 likes.
December marked the semester’s end, which of course meant final exams! Many students seemed to relate to this funny The Office-themed GIF as it received 149 likes and 38 retweets, making it December’s top performing tweet.
When you turn in your last final…👋 pic.twitter.com/2183ujAvIE
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) December 22, 2017
Once again, The Office perfectly described how UWM students were feeling with a GIF on the last day of classes, receiving 144 likes and 56 retweets.
That last day of class feeling 🙌 👏 pic.twitter.com/NKS97gY5vB
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) December 14, 2017
UWM graduates were a hot topic of celebration again, as a live-tweeted group of photos highlighting excited new graduates at winter commencement received 46 likes and 10 retweets.
— UW-Milwaukee (@UWM) December 17, 2017
With December closing out 2017 for good, we can’t wait to see what’s in store on #UWMSocial for 2018. Happy New Year, Panthers!