Winter Commencement ceremony held at venue known for loud cheers

Students attending the winter graduating class of 2021 ceremony are making college history as
the first to walk across the stage in the Fiserv Forum.
This occasion will also mark the first in-person graduation ceremony held by the college since
2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Prior to that, the winter ceremonies were held at
the Miller High Life Theater.
The Fiserv, also known as “The house that Giannis built,” referring to the Buck’s MVP forward
Giannis Antetokounmpo, received worldwide attention during the NBA finals earlier this year
while being cheered on by a massive fan base in the adjacent Deer District.
The Event will be broadcast on Milwaukee PBS on Channel 10.1 at 11 a.m. on Dec. 26.

Fiserv Forum Facts

  • Initial construction cost estimate: $524 million
  • Officially opened on August 26, 2018
  • Has a capacity of 17,341
  • First live event September 4, 2018 concert featuring The Killers and the Violent Femmes
  • First NBA game played onsite was held Oct. 3, 2018 featured the Bucks verses the Chicago Bulls (preseason)
  • Fiserv owns the naming rights for the next 22 years
  • First MATC Commencement ceremony Dec. 17, 2021