Hired Before Graduation

Celebrating Graduating Warhawks

At UW-Whitewater, we couldn’t be more proud of our graduating students and what you have achieved. Warhawks Rising is one of the ways campus comes together to mark the moment, providing you an opportunity to celebrate your achievements, to highlight an exciting next step such as a new job or graduate school, and to offer a shout out to the mentors — professors, supervisors or coaches — made a different in your Warhawk journey.


Warhawks Rising

UW-Whitewater’s social media campaign, Warhawks Rising, is our way of celebrating Warhawks who are ready to fly! All graduates are welcome to participate and share information such as:

  • A celebratory photo
  • Three achievements they are most proud of from their time on campus
  • Faculty or staff members who made an impact on them

Hired Before Graduation

Since 2013, every year a record number of students have participated in the university’s Hired Before Graduation social media campaign. Students who landed a job, earned admission to graduate school or started a company before commencement were invited to have a professional photo taken and posted to social media in what became a highly anticipated and celebrated tradition at the university. More than 360 students participated in 2019.

The Hired Before Graduation campaign is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is replaced by our Warhawks Rising campaign.