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

Marquette’s 143rd Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 11, or Sunday, May 12, at the Fiserv Forum, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee.  

Main entrance of the Fiserv Forum

Undergraduate ceremony

Morning of May 11 or 12

Time to be announced

Graduate ceremony

Afternoon of May 11 or 12

Time to be announced

Guest tickets will be required for the undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Graduating students themselves will not need a ticket.  

Please watch Marquette Today and the Commencement website for the most up to date ticket information, including the number of tickets that will be allotted to each graduate.

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 and Graduate School of Management 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 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.