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.
Alumna Carole Scharinger '56, is honoring Director of Bands Glenn Hayes and his wife Christine, a Whitewater teacher, by endowing a scholarship in their name.