Marquette University College of Education Graduation Ceremony & Reception

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Times: Reception: 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available
Ceremony: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Place: Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street (2 blocks south, then 4 blocks east of the BMO Bradley Center)

RSVP: ONLY Graduation candidates should email Carol Stachewicz, Executive Assistant to the Dean ( with the number of anticipated guests (up to EIGHT)

No earlier than Monday, April 2 and no later than Monday, May 14

Who should attend?
Degree and certification candidates and up to EIGHT guests, due to space limitations. RSVP is mandatory for attendance at our ceremony for planning purposes.

What is this event about?
The College of Education’s participation in overall university graduation events

When do these events occur?
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Where do these events occur?
Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street (just east of the bridge, on Water and Wells Streets)


Contact person for this event:
GRADUATES ONLY: Please RSVP with the anticipated number of guests who will attend to: Carol Stachewicz, Executive Assistant to the Dean ( 414.288.7376)

FYI items:
The purpose of this event is to individually honor our candidates for graduation in the following areas:

This is our College ceremony, and as such, all candidates for graduation will walk across the stage beginning with the undergraduates and ending with our doctoral candidates (hooding of May doctoral candidates occurs at the university commencement ceremony).

There are no tickets for this event, but we require check-in at the door. So, we request that you adhere to the requested number of guests in order to accommodate all of our graduates. Please RSVP, as we need an accurate count of attendees.

All candidates for graduation should wear graduation apparel (cap and gown). Please note that students can order custom attire or frames and reserve a cap and gown directly from Herff Jones. REMINDER: the deadline to order apparel is April 14, 2018.

NOTE: The College of Education (and most other academic units) does NOT supply honors cords (Latin Honors) to our graduation candidates. It is our understanding that the University Academic Senate is working on standardizing a policy on these cords, but nothing has been determined as of this graduation. Please also note that there is a cost for these cords, which would be paid by the student.

Attendance at our ceremony is not mandatory.

Master’s candidates who complete their program in May of 2018 will receive their diplomas after our ceremony on Sunday, May 20.

Additional information regarding Marquette University-wide graduation can be found online.

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