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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2019 Fall Graduation

December 15 | 10:00am

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2019 Fall Graduation

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will award more than 2,100 degrees at its 121st commencement on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with Lei Zhang Schlitz, executive vice president of food equipment at Illinois Tool Works Inc., as the featured speaker.

The university will present 1,377 bachelor’s degrees, 591 master’s degrees, 120 doctoral degrees and 64 associate degrees. The oldest degree recipient is 75, while the youngest is 20.


There will be 8,900 seats available for guests in the UWM Panther Arena. Another 4,000 seats will be available for overflow in the adjacent Miller High Life Theatre, where the ceremony will be livestreamed.

Guests should plan to arrive early (doors open at 8 a.m.) because new Wisconsin Center District security screening procedures will likely slow the process. For the first time at commencement, guests will go through metal detectors and bags will be subject to search. Guests are not allowed to bring in such things as weapons, large banners, beverages, coolers, beach balls and other items listed here. One exception: Families will be allowed to bring in video recording devices to capture their graduates’ big moment.

Guests can enter the UWM Panther Arena at the south entrance, along West Kilbourn Avenue. Graduates enter through the doors on the east end of the south entrance. Guests viewing the livestream will use the south entrance of the Miller High Life Theatre.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.