Any of our plans may need to change based on government and medical guidelines, so we ask for your continued patience and flexibility. If future guidance requires a different action, the safety of our students, their families, our faculty and staff, will be the most important factor in our decisions. Please watch for additional information this summer regarding potential social distancing practices that may need to be in place for Commencement weekend.

Marquette University has shared updated information for both undergraduate and graduate/ professional students. 


All graduates should have ordered their academic apparel online at Herff Jones on or before May 6. Apparel will be shipped during the last week of May through the first week of June. If you have not ordered your apparel, please visit Herff Jones as soon as possible to place your order. Apparel will not be available at the Commencement ceremony.


Undergraduate students will receive a keepsake gown, mortarboard and tassel. If you plan on attending the Commencement exercises, please wear your apparel to the ceremony. You will not be provided additional academic apparel on site.


You will receive rental academic apparel. If you plan on attending the Commencement exercises, please wear your apparel to the ceremony. You will not be provided additional academic apparel on site. Academic apparel can be returned immediately following the ceremony. If you are not planning to return for the Commencement exercises, please use the enclosed return label and mail your apparel back to Herff Jones. You may retain your tassel and mortarboard as keepsakes. Returns will be tracked. If your apparel is not returned after Commencement, you will be charged accordingly.


Saturday, May 22
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Eckstein Common (overflow at the Chapel of the Holy Family and Monaghan Ballrooms)
Livestream available
Registration and ticketing required


Sunday, May 23
Marquette will host two Graduate Recognition Ceremonies on Sunday, May 23, at American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Every graduate will have their name read and the opportunity to cross the stage to receive their diploma cover.


Diplomas will be mailed in early June by the Office of the Registrar. For questions regarding diplomas, contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000 or visit


To order printed graduation announcements, please visit Jostens.


Please visit the Senior Celebration webpage for a preview of the 2021 event lineup! Questions? Contact the Office of Engagement and Inclusion at (414) 288-7205 or email

Please make sure to check our website regularly to stay updated with the most current information! 

Commencement or Academic Apparel
University Special Events
(414) 288-7431

Baccalaureate Mass
Campus Ministry
(414) 288-6873

Marquette Central
(414) 288-4000

Undergraduate Senior Celebration Activities
Office of Engagement and Inclusion
(414) 288-7205

College/School Information
Visit the Commencement website

We congratulate our graduates and welcome families, friends and alumni!