UW-Whitewater will celebrate the historic 150th graduating class of Warhawks in a virtual ceremony Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. (CST).

The combined event will include May, August and December graduates and will feature three student speakers, university leaders and a keynote speaker.

The ceremony will be presented according to college, each with an estimated run time of approximately one hour, and it will be pre-recorded so viewers can be sure to capture the moment their Warhawk’s name is read aloud and shown on screen. Diplomas will be mailed out by Feb. 15, 2021.

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Warhawks Rising Social Media Campaign

Engage with graduating students on Facebook, where they share a photo and highlights from their college experience and offer a shoutout to a faculty or staff member who made a difference in their lives. The photos will be available to view Monday, Dec. 14.

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Congratulations, class of 2020! GO WARHAWKS!

Make sure you have filled out your graduation application, which can be accessed in your Student Center in WINS. Please see the WINS How-To page Graduation - Apply.

If you have questions about your graduation status, contact the Registrar’s Office or your specific college immediately:

Arts and Communication – 262-472-1221
Business and Economics – Advising and Career Services Office, 262-472-4900
Education and Professional Studies – Jillian Smith, 262-472-1059
Integrated Studies – 608-898-6541
Letters and Sciences – Deb Connelly, 262-472-1620
Associate of Arts Degree – Registrar's Office, 262-472-1570 

Graduation regalia for both Undergraduates and Masters students are available for purchase from the University Bookstore. You can purchase cap, gown, tassel, and diploma frames either in-store or through our website.

Online orders can be shipped to you, or they can be picked up at the Bookstore in our contact-free bins during our business hours.

Any questions can be sent to or you may contact the store at 262-472-1280.

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