2017 MCW Commencement Events

MCW Commencement Ceremony for Graduate Students and Medical Students

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Time: 3:30 ­ - 5:30 p.m. ­ Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Place: Milwaukee Theater, 500 West Kilbourn Avenue
  • Tickets: No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
  • Streaming: Commencement will be streaming live beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 19. View live stream
  • Photos: Lifetouch Photography will be present at the Commencement Ceremony to capture photos of students as they cross the stage to receive their diploma. To access photographs after the event, visit www.events.lifetouch.com.
  • Contact: Please call the Office of Communications, Special Events, at (414) 955­-4747 with questions related to the Commencement Ceremony. The following link has a list of hotels located conveniently to the Milwaukee Theatre. There are many graduations in downtown Milwaukee on this weekend, so please make your reservations early.
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MCW Class of 2017 Moments

Share in the joy of commencement by visiting the MCW Commencement webpage which highlights members of the MCW Class of 2017 and their #myMCWmoment.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Events and Announcements

Graduate School Luncheon

  • Date: Friday May 19, 2017
  • Time: noon
  • Location: Milwaukee Theatre – Plankinton Hall, 500 West Kilbourn Avenue
  • RSVPs:  Advance RSVPs are required. Reservation deadline is April 14, 2017. Invitations with menu and cost details will be mailed to graduation candidates and faculty mentors in early March
  • Attire: Business Professional

PhD Hooding Ceremony

  • Hooding of PhD Candidates will take place during the luncheon
  • Candidates and Mentors will receive details regarding the hooding ceremony via email
  • Photos: Lifetouch Photography will be present at the luncheon to capture the luncheon and students as they are being hooded. To access photographs after the event, visit www.events.lifetouch.com.
  • Lodging: For information regarding hotels/motels and parking in the area please refer to the links above provided under the general information MCW Commencement section. There are several graduations and events in the downtown area as well as new construction, please take this into consideration when planning travel and arrival time to the Milwaukee Theatre.
  • Contact: The Graduate School can be contacted via email (gradschool@mcw.edu) or via phone (414) 955-8218 with questions.

Medical School Events and Announcements

Medical School Hooding Ceremony (optional)

  • Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Time: 3:30 ­ - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Milwaukee Theatre, 500 West Kilbourn Avenue
  • Tickets: No tickets are required. Seating is first ­come, first serve.
  • Details: The Medical Student Hooding Ceremony is an optional ceremony for Medical Students. Advanced sign­up is required for students to participate. The hooding ceremony signifies a scholarly personal achievement. The student may select a graduated member (senior leaders, faculty and special hooders) of the profession to place the hood on the student as a symbol of their passage from student status to graduate status.
  • Photos: Lifetouch Photography will be present at the PhD Hooding Ceremony to capture photos of students as they are hooded. To access photographs after the event, visit www.events.lifetouch.com.
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Medical School Senior Dinner (optional)

  • Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Time: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue. Please use entrance located on the North East corner of W. Wells Street and N. 4th Street.
  • RSVPs: Advanced RSVPs are required. Walk-Ins are not permitted. Invitations will be distributed to all Medical Students at Match Day.
  • Costs: MCW will cover the cost for the Medical Student and one guest. Additional guests can attend, and must submit payment when RSVP is sent in.
  • Attire: Cocktail Party Attire
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  • Contact: Please contact Zandra Clevert in Academic Affairs at (414) 955-4208 with questions related to the Medical School Senior Dinner.

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