Commencement 2019 Information At a Glance

Tuesday, May 14

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Marquette Place, 2nd Floor

Saturday, May 18
4:30 p.m.
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
400 W. Kilbourn Avenue
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Sunday, May 19
9:30 a.m.
Fiserv Forum
1111 Vel R. Phillips Avenue

Attendance is required of all candidates for May commencement. Academic apparel is to be worn. (Prior permission to be absent must be obtained from the individual dean.)  Tickets are not needed. Families and friends are invited to attend. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m.

Candidates for commencement and all guests, please enter at the Atrium of Fiserv Forum, located on the east side of the building next to the Plaza. (Please refer to #3 on the Fiserv Forum map.) Candidates should arrive by 8:30 a.m. Procession lines will form at 9:00 a.m. There will be no rehearsal. Complete instructions will be provided at Fiserv Forum. Please refer to the Security and Bag Policy below and plan your arrival time accordingly.

Candidates should assemble around the banner of their respective school or college. Doctoral candidates: Gather in Locker Room C/D. All candidates will march in the academic procession and be seated for the Commencement ceremony according to individual schools and colleges.

The Commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. 
It is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m.

SECURITY AND BAG POLICY – Please plan your arrival time accordingly
Fiserv Forum uses walk-through metal detectors upon entry. All permitted bags will require a reasonable search by security personnel upon entry.
Permitted bags should be soft-sided, no larger than 14”x6”x14” and able to fit completely beneath an arena seat. No backpacks will be allowed. (Drawstring-style backpacks are permitted.)

Silly string is absolutely prohibited in Fiserv Forum, due to the damage it causes to surfaces and equipment. There will be a significant fine charged to the college/school for any student using silly string. For a complete list of prohibited items, please visit the Fiserv Forum website.

The drop-off area is located along Juneau Avenue off of Sixth Street near the BMO Entrance at the northeast entrance of the building.
There are 7 guest elevators throughout Fiserv Forum located in the northeast corner (by Section 120), southeast corner (by Section 102), and northwest corner (by Section 113). Wheelchair platform areas are located throughout the arena.

Parking near Fiserv Forum is available in the 5th Street Parking Structure located at
1215 N. 5th Street or in the Highland Garage located at 1030 N. 6th Street (please refer to the Fiserv Forum map).  It is highly recommended to prepay for parking in either structure by going to the links below.

Highland Garage
5th Street Parking Structure

For additional parking options, visit