Undergraduate, Graduate School, Graduate School of Management and Health Sciences professional Commencement 2024 will be held at Fiserv Forum  

Marquette’s 143rd Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 11, or Sunday, May 12, at Fiserv Forum, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. The exact date is dependent upon the Milwaukee Bucks’ schedule; the university expects to be notified by the Bucks organization regarding the date by mid-spring semester. A formal announcement will be made at that time.

Main entrance of the Fiserv Forum

Undergraduate ceremony

May 11 or 12

Time to be announced

Graduate ceremony

May 11 or 12

Time to be announced

Guest tickets will again be required for the undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Each undergraduate student who will be attending the ceremony may invite up to six guests, and each guest will require an electronic ticket to enter Fiserv Forum. Graduating students themselves will not need a ticket.

Starting February 8, undergraduate seniors who are graduating must RSVP for Commencement by Friday, April 26. Students must RSVP via the link they received in their Marquette email account from University Special Events. For detailed information visit the Undergraduate Ticketing Process page.

Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Al McGuire Center on campus. The time will be announced in spring.

A reception celebrating the Class of 2024 will be held on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m., on Ray and Kay Eckstein Common (the outdoor gathering space east of the Alumni Memorial Union.) The reception will be hosted by President Michael R. Lovell and the Marquette University Jesuit Community.

All graduating Marquette students, their families, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the Baccalaureate Mass and the reception celebrating the Class of 2024.

Both the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies will also be livestreamed.

There will be no ticketing requirement nor a limit on guests for the Graduate School, Graduate School of Management and Health Sciences professional ceremony because of the size of those classes.

In keeping with tradition, the School of Dentistry, Law School and College of Health Sciences’ professional programs (Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies) will hold separate ceremonies and will not be part of the Fiserv Forum ceremonies; details will be announced later. There will be no other college-specific ceremonies.   

Marquette University Student Government will continue to plan and fund any farewell events for the undergraduate graduating class.

“Shifting the undergraduate and Graduate School Commencement date in this way brings Marquette into alignment with other local universities and many schools within the Jesuit network that do not have a week between the end of finals and Commencement,” Provost Kimo Ah Yun said. “With Commencement occurring immediately after exams, graduating students are able to start their post-graduation plans faster, whether that’s beginning full-time employment, volunteer service or other post-degree plans.”

The following representative groups were consulted to secure feedback on this decision: associate deans, Division of Student Affairs, Graduate Student Organization, Marquette University Student Government, Office of the Registrar, University Academic Senate, University Board of Undergraduate Studies and University Board of Graduate Studies.

Graduating students and their families are asked to consider travel accommodations as soon as possible. Please watch your email, Marquette Today and check the Commencement website for updates on the Fiserv Forum ceremonies as Commencement approaches.  

Faculty and staff interested in volunteering for Commencement should contact University Special Events.