USM is proud to host many annual events for students, parents, alumni, the USM community, and for the greater Milwaukee community. Explore our upcoming events, learn about our marquee events, and be sure to add them all to your families calendar!

Upcoming Events

Explore our Marquee Events

Seniors hold hands with their kindergarten buddies during the singing of the alma mater.

Opening Day

The first day of school is always a day filled with excitement, wonder, and possibility. Each year, the senior class walks hand-in-hand with their kindergarten buddies to the Opening Ceremony where the school year begins with speeches and the ringing of the school bell.

Students help renovate a house on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Each year, USM honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. In lieu of class, students complete service projects throughout the Milwaukee area. Service to others is incorporated into our curriculum and is a hallmark of our Portrait of a Graduate.

A graduate smiles while opening the diploma that he just received.


The culmination of a USM education. Each spring, we celebrate our graduates with our annual Commencement exercises. Each graduate leaves USM prepared to continue their education and ready and eager to change the world.

Students race on small tricycles with Willie the Wildcat during a homecoming pep rally.


A celebration of our school and our Wildcat pride! Each fall, USM celebrates Homecoming, complete with sporting events, pep rallies, and community bonding activities that bring our entire community closer together.

A grandmother smiles while watching her grandson address his class.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

A time honored tradition, and a day loved by those who are young and young at heart. Grandparents and Special Friends Day gives students a chance to share their school with their grandparents and other loved ones.

A pair of women peruse jewelry at a vendor table during Holiday Shops.

Holiday Shops

Every fall, Holiday Shops kicks off the holiday season by transforming the USM campus into a winter wonderland of boutique vendors from around the globe. Shop 'til you drop and help USM in the process!