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Graduation Services

Salute to Grads

Salute to Grads

Salute to Grads gives graduating students an opportunity to make arrangements for all their needs before graduation.

The event is held in the University Bookstore on October 11th, 10am-5pm. Salute to Grads brings together all departments you will need to visit in preparation for this very important time in your collegiate career.

Departments at the event include:


-Alumni Association

-Registrar's Office

-Warhawk Rising

-Financial Services

-Churchill Diploma Frames

-Career Services

-Professional Photographer On-Site

At this event you are encouraged to order your cap and gown as well as other regalia and graduation gifts.

During Salute we are offering a one-day-only promotion. Get your cap and gown FREE with the purchase of a Diploma Frame.

Please order your cap and gown before December 8th.

PHD/Faculty orders need to be submitted by November 3rd.

If you are unable to attend the event online ordering is available on our website.

Approved Regalia

Undergraduate Degree regalia includes a black mortar board cap and gown, and a colored tassel which represents your area of study.

Graduate Degree regalia includes a black cap, tassel and a Masters gown with a hood. The hood's velvet represents your area of study while the purple and white satin insert represents UW-Whitewater.

Honor Cords are only given to undergraduate students. If you are eligible for an honor cord, you may purchase it at the Bookstore. Qualified graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 before the semester of graduation and at least 48 credits taken at UW-Whitewater. The Bookstore will have a list of graduates who qualify to walk with honors.

International Sashes are available if you studied abroad or are affiliated with another country. The international sash is made of satin fabric in the color of the country's flag, and is draped over your graduation attire. Multi-country sashes are also available.