Opus College of Engineering 2018 Commencement Information

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. (anticipated conclusion time 3:30 p.m.)

The college ceremony will be held at The Al McGuire Center, 770 S. 12th St. Ushers will be present and available to assist families and guests. No tickets are required for the Opus College of Engineering or the University commencement ceremonies.

  • Graduates arrive at 12:45 p.m. and go directly to the lower level gym to pick up their reader card and assemble for the procession. Graduates may not bring anything into the ceremony. All purses, backpacks or other items must be left with family or friends.
  • The Al McGuire Center seating will be available to families beginning at 1:00 p.m. Seats are available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Graduates process into the arena at 1:30 p.m. The program will include college awards and individual recognition of the graduates. It is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.
  • Diploma pick-up details to follow.


Attendance is required for all graduates for May commencement ceremonies. If you are unable to attend either ceremony (University or college) email your request to be excused to Dr. Mark Federle by Monday, May 7, 2018.

Academic Apparel

Academic apparel is required at the University and Opus College of Engineering commencement ceremonies. Apparel orders http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_marquette/

If the candidate cannot pick up his/her own apparel, a friend or relative may come in his/her place. Information needed to pick up the cap and gown is the candidate's name, degree, height and college.

Undergraduates may keep their apparel. Master's candidates return apparel after the university ceremony, to the designated locations int the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Special needs seating

Seats for guests needing special accommodations are located on the main floor. The Al McGuire Center suggests droppping your party off in front of the building on 12th Street. Enter the main entrance. Ushers will be present and available to assist families and guests.


There is a parking structure on Wells St. as well as surface parking west of the facility.


GradImages, the official photographer for the Opus College of Engineering ceremony, will take individual pictures of each graduate as they receive their diploma cover on stage, A second photo will be taken just before each graduate returns to their seat on the arena floor.


Printed Commencement announcements are available for purchase at the Marquette Spirit Shop. For personalized and semi-personalized announcements please visit Josten's website.

Additional information about Commencement weekend can be found by visiting Marquette's Commencement website.