The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2013 Spring Commencement will be held Sunday, May 19, at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Due to the number of graduates, there are two commencement ceremonies, with graduate participation determined by the school or college attended.
An estimated 2,240 bachelor’s, 835 master’s and 160 Ph.D. degree candidates have been invited to participate. For more information, visit uwm.edu/secu/commencement.
John Gurda, Marianne Lubar, Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Ashwani K. Gupta have been announced as honorary degree recipients during 2013.
BLACK CEREMONY, 9 A.M.
The Black Ceremony includes bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. candidates from the following schools and colleges: School of Architecture & Urban Planning, College of Letters & Science, School of Freshwater Sciences, School of Information Studies, Peck School of the Arts and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.
Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. University of Wisconsin System Regent Regina Millner and UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees President Allyson Nemec will welcome the participants.
John Gurda will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Milwaukee History and Geography, and will give the commencement address.
GOLD CEREMONY, 1:30 P.M.
The Gold Ceremony includes bachelor’s, master’s, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Ph.D. candidates from the following schools and colleges: Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, School of Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Health Sciences, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and College of Nursing.
Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, University of Wisconsin System Regent Vice President Michael Falbo and UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees President Allyson Nemec will welcome the participants.
Marianne Lubar will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Leadership in the Arts, and Allan H. (Bud) Selig will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Business. Lubar and Selig will both deliver a commencement address.
Ashwani K. Gupta will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Energy and Engineering Science at UWM’s Winter Commencement in December. Gupta is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, and an international leader in the fields of energy, combustion and environmental studies.