1. UWM
  2. Academics
  3. Graduation Checklist
checkmark Meet with your Advisor
If you have not met with your advisor recently, it is recommended that you contact the advising office for your school or college prior to completing your application to verify that you will satisfy all requirements for your degree.

checkmark Apply For Graduation
Apply for Fall/UWinteriM graduation no later than the 1st Friday of September (the Friday after the start of fall classes) and apply for Spring/Summer graduation no later than the 4th Friday of January (the Friday after the start of spring classes). If you do not apply by the graduation application deadline your name will not appear in the commencement book and, if eligible, you will not be invited to the Senior Honors Convocation (gold cord ceremony).

checkmark Order Cap & Gown
Graduates who choose to participate in the commencement ceremony will be required to purchase the cap and gown. Caps and Gowns may be purchased: * Online at anytime: Herff Jones * By Phone: 262-363-3055 Monday-Friday (8:00AM - 6:00PM) Note: Caps and Gowns will be shipped to the graduates' mailing address.

checkmark Check your UWM email account
The graduation processing office and the UWM bookstore notifies students of important graduation related information via their UWM email. Please check your UWM email account throughout the semester for notification and reminders of the graduation application deadline, how to order your cap and gown, etc.