Commencement Weekend, May 22-23

Marquette will host a mixture of in-person and virtual events celebrating the Class of 2021 during Commencement Weekend, May 22-23, 2021. The weekend will include Graduate Recognition Ceremonies on Sunday, May 23, and a Baccalaureate Mass as well as a Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22. See below for details.

Commencement Event Schedule

Virtual viewing

Baccalaureate Mass

The Marquette University Baccalaureate Mass starts May 22 at 4 p.m. CDT. Join the livestream. 

Virtual Program

The virtual program will be available to watch on May 22. Watch the virtual program. 

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony Livestream 

The Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony starts May 23 at 9 a.m. Join the livestream here.

Graduate/Professional Recognition Ceremony Livestream 

The Graduate Recognition Ceremonies start May 23 at 5 p.m. Join the livestream here.

John Ridley portrat.

John Ridley, 2021 Commencement Speaker

Milwaukee native John Ridley is a director, screenwriter, novelist, playwright and showrunner. He won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for 2013's 12 Years a Slave, and was the creator, director and executive producer of ABC’s Emmy-winning anthology series American Crime.

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Cover image of the 2021 commencement program booklet

140th Commencement Program Booklet

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Congratulations from the colleges