Spring 2017 Commencement Information:
IMPORTANT: If your contact information is restricted and you would like your name included in the Commencement Booklet, please contact the Registrar's Office, Mellencamp 274, (414)229-3800.
May 21, 2017
Black Ceremony - Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
For all Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Candidates from the following schools/colleges: (each ceremony is approximately 2 1/2 hours long)
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
School of Freshwater Sciences
School of Information Studies
College of Letters and Science
Peck School of the Arts
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
Gold Ceremony - Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.Where:
For all Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Candidates from the following schools/colleges: (each ceremony is approximately 2 hours long)
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
School of Education
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
College of Nursing
UW-Milwaukee Panther ArenaAttire:
400 W. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Please check back in January for online ordering information.Student Seating:
A floor diagram of the line-up areas and where graduates are seated by school/college,will be available in May.Guest Seating:Arena doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the Black ceremony and 1:00 p.m. for the Gold Ceremony. Tickets are not required for students or guests, and there is no limit to the number of guests who may attend. Seating is available on a first come first serve basis.Special Accommodations:The handicapped entrance to the Arena is located at 500 W. Kilbourn Ave (between the Milwaukee Theatre & the Arena). Sections 200, 205, 210, 222 and 226 have been designated for wheelchair seating. Accessible seating is available on a first come first serve basis; due to limited space, we request that only one non-disabled person sit with each person with a disability in the seating area designated for these guests.Photographs & Videos:
There will be sign language interpreters available in section 211. This seating is available on a first come first serve basis. There will also be captioning available on two large screens located on the left and right sides of the main stage.
GradImages is the official photographer at commencement. They can be reached at (800)261-2576, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can visit their website at www.gradimages.com.Parking, Maps, and Directions:
A live video feed will be available the day of the ceremony. Click here to watch!
You may view past and present commencement ceremony videos here
Please check back in February for special hotel rates.
Faculty Reps & Doctoral Escorts:
Please check back soon for the faculty regalia online order form.
Faculty will receive further information via email and campus mail.