Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the four distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.
A total of 1,644 graduates will cross the stage to receive their degrees.
The event marks the first time in its almost 150-year history that the university will confer a doctoral degree. Ten students will receive their doctorate of business administration, or DBA.
"Brawl in Cell Block 99" includes seven original songs co-composed and recorded by UW-Whitewater professor Jeff Herriott and performed by faculty and Warhawk alumni, along with classic R&B singers Butch Tavares and Rock & Roll hall of famers, The O'Jays.
Clara McGowan has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Richard G. Gaarder Award, the 18th Warhawk to receive it since its inception in 1989.