The 2020 graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at the Pabst Theater.
There will be two smaller ceremonies to accommodate family & friends of graduates, but we are still limited to the number of people allowed in the Pabst. The number of tickets available will be determined by the number of grads participating. Family & friends will be seated in the upper balconies and the lower level will be reserved for the graduates and faculty. Temperatures will be taken upon entry to the Pabst theatre.
The ceremonies will be divided by major, alphabetically. CD & Illustration at 9:30, ID, IAD & NSP at 11:30. The first ceremony will begin at 9:30 and the second ceremony will begin at 11:30. The ceremonies will last an hour.
CD & Illustration – please arrive at the Pabst no later than 9:15am. Doors will open at 9:00am and the ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30am. You will be assigned seating and will enter the theater and sit in your seat as soon as you arrive. Family & friends will be allowed to enter beginning at 9:00am and will be escorted to the upper balconies. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30am.
ID, IAD & NSP – please arrive at the Pabst no later than 11:15am. Doors will open at 11:00am and the ceremony will begin promptly at 11:30am. You will be assigned seating and will enter the theater and sit in your seat as soon as you arrive. Family & friends will be allowed to enter beginning at 11:00 and will be escorted to the upper balconies. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:30am.
The ceremonies will be informal. You are encouraged to wear your cap & gown and cords, but we will not require them – we will read the conferment of the degree and will ask the grads to turn their tassels. Masks will be required for grads and family/friends!
The ceremony will give each graduate the opportunity to walk across the stage and receive your diploma if you haven’t already. We will have a photographer taking a picture of each grad as they cross the stage. Family/friends will not be allowed in the lower level. A link to the final video of the complete graduation ceremony will be sent to each grad.
At the completion of the ceremonies, you will exit the Pabst Theater promptly and will meet up with family and friends outside of the Pabst. You will exit the Pabst to the Milwaukee Center Office Tower. You will be able to meet family & friends there.