May 2018 @ #UWMSocial

three graduating students

By Taylor Strickland, Digital Communication Intern

May is a month filled with plenty of exciting events on college campuses: final exams, graduation and the first day of summer vacation! With the hustle and bustle of classes ending, we always aim to fill our social platforms with great content in hopes that a fun Instagram, tweet or Facebook post will distract our Panthers from any stress that may be feeling… even if just for a moment. Check out how we did!


We’re not one to send off our graduates without some love! We thought we’d throw it back to Class of 2018’s favorite childhood shows to show them just how far they’ve come. With a reach of over 149,189, 66,763 video views, 415 shares, 1.3K reactions and 99 comments, it seems like our new alumni appreciated the sentiment.

TV Throwbacks: UWM Graduation Edition

From Saturday morning cartoons to Sunday morning graduation 🎓 Flip through our graduates' favorite childhood channels 📺 Congrats, UWM Class of 2018!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday, May 20, 2018

These grads managed to find their dream job before they even graduated! If that doesn’t scream #PantherProud, we don’t know what does. These overachievers reached 5,826 people and received 87 reactions.

These students kicked off their careers before graduation. From military service to international fashion, we're Panther Proud of our May 2018 graduates and the success they've earned. 🎓

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, May 17, 2018

It’s always nice to hear how great your home is, and this Bradford Beach ranking from Outdoor Hub sure was great! Now you can be certain that you’re spending your summer in style. With a reach of 9,051, this post earned 16 shares, 147 reactions and 6 comments.

Thanks, OutdoorHub, for spreading the love about one of our favorite summer spots, just minutes from UWM! 😉🏖️

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Graduation Day is one of our favorite moments throughout the entire year! Our Panthers work hard to get here, so it was no surprise that this post earned a whopping 1,221 likes.

We love to see how students celebrated their big day after commencement has ended, and this carousel did not disappoint! Thanks to all of our students who lent us their photos and who earned 1,201 likes.

Who could resist double tapping such a gorgeous campus sunset?! We know we couldn’t, and neither could 1,174 others!

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Can you say #campusviews? 😍🙌

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We’ve got some pretty cool alumni! With graduation around the corner, we thought a view into everything our grads’ futures may hold would be the perfect motivation. They must have thought so too because this tweet earned 95,365 impressions, 314 likes and 41 retweets.

Pantherfest is our largest annual event, so there was no doubt that this year’s announcement would be a big surprise! Khalid is headed to UWM on September 7, and our Panthers were so excited that this tweet earned 62,492 impressions, 572 likes and 275 retweets.

With a guest speaker like Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks, there was sure to be some excitement at graduation! His commencement speech earned us 38,525 impressions, 76 likes and 7 retweets.

Though we’ll miss these wonderful graduates, we’re excited for all of their future endeavors and can’t wait to see the impact they’ll make in our city, state and country. Here’s to you, Class of 2018!