Graduation Information

For College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management Students

2024 Activities

College of Business Administration Graduation Reception
Friday, May 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
O'Brien Hall First Floor

Baccalaureate Mass
Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Al McGuire Center

Marquette University Commencement
Saturday, May 11
1 p.m. - Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Fiserv Forum
5 p.m. - Graduate Commencement ceremony at Fiserv Forum

Graduates are asked to please watch their emails for information from University Special Events, and to follow Marquette Today and the Commencement website for updates.

See the university Commencement site for a full schedule of Commencement Weekend events.

Application Details

Undergraduate Students - Application for Graduation

Undergraduate students should apply for graduation in CheckMarq before the end of the advising period in the semester they wish to graduation. Last day to apply to graduate in spring, summer or fall 2024 and have name appear in the commencement program: April 12.

Graduate Students - Application for Graduation

As a graduate student, you are responsible for verifying that you have met all degree requirements by the deadlines in the Graduate Bulletin. If you do not meet the various deadlines, you may not be able to graduate.

When you have met all degree requirements, or know that you will meet them by the deadlines, submit a Graduation Application in your CheckMarq account.

Until all graduation requirements have been met, you must maintain the appropriate registration status (less than half-time or full-time).


  • If you miss the application deadline, your graduation may be delayed and you must re-apply for the next graduation.
  • If you omit any requested information, your form will not be processed by the university.
  • Apply for graduation through CheckMarq

Cap & Gown Distribution

All graduates must order their academic apparel online at Herff Jones.

There is no charge for academic apparel, and pickup only takes a few minutes of your time. If the candidate cannot pick up his/her own apparel, a friend or a relative may come in his/her place. Information needed to pick up the cap and gown is the candidates name, degree, height and college.

Undergraduates may retain their "keepsake" cap and gown. Graduate School of Management and Graduate School (master's and doctoral degrees) graduates must return caps, gowns, and hoods to the representative of the cap and gown company immediately following the graduation program. (Tassels may be retained as a keepsake.)


Honor Cords

All students who are at a 3.500 overall GPA as of April 12, 2024, and are expected graduates of the College of Business in Fall 2023-Fall 2024 can pick up a Business Honors cord during Finals week in May 2024..

Any student who earns a 3.500 cumulative or higher, after grades are posted in Spring 2024 (or Summer 2024 or Fall 2024) can request to pick up an honor cord after those grades are posted.

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An invitation from the President of the University will be sent to parents or spouse, as indicated by the graduates on the application for graduation.

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Printed Announcements

The traditional printed graduation announcements are available for purchase in The Spirit Shop.

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Area Hotels

See the Plan a Visit to Marquette hotels page.

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More Information

University Special Events
(re: Graduation Mass, Program, Academic Apparel)

(414) 288-7431

Marquette Central
(re: Diplomas)

(414) 288-4000

Office of Student Development
(re: Saturday Activities)

(414) 288-7205

Marquette Spirit Shop
(re: Printed Announcements)

(414) 288-3050

MU Information Center

(414) 288-7250

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