College of Education Commencement Ceremony

graduation 2018

Date:        Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time:       Reception: 12:30 to 1:00 pm (light refreshments will be available)
                 Ceremony: 1:15 to 3:00 pm
LocationPabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street
RSVP     Carol Stachewicz, Executive Assistant to  the Dean 

Who should attend?
Degree and certification candidates and up to EIGHT guests, due to space limitations; RSVP is mandatory for attendance at our ceremony for planning purposes. Marquette University's commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 am at the Fiserv Forum.

When do these events occur?
Sunday, May 17, 2020
     12:30-1:00    Reception (light refreshments will be served)
     1:00              All degree and certification candidates should be present for assembly
     1:00-1:10     Candidates will assemble for procession into auditorium 
     1:15             Graduation program begins with procession of faculty and candidates
     3:00             Program ends, recessional, photo opportunities in and outside of the theater

Where do these events occur?
Pabst Theater, 144 East Wells Street (just east of the bridge, on Water and Wells Streets)
Please use the main (Wells Street) entrance unless you need to access the building via the handicap entrance

Handicap entrance is on Water Street, east side of the Pabst Theater
Street and paid lot parking are available. Handicap parking is also available in the lot attached to the Pabst Theater. There are a number of parking lots/structures in the area. You should choose one that best suits your schedule for the day.

Contact person for this event: GRADUATES ONLY-- please RSVP with the anticipated number of guests to: Carol Stachewicz, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Timeframe for RSVP is Monday, April 6, and no later than Monday, May 11, 2020.

FYI items:
The purpose of this event is to individually honor our candidates for graduation in the following areas:

  • Baccalaureate degree in elementary education, secondary education, and educational studies
  • Post-baccalaureate certificate programs for director of instruction, elementary education, secondary education, and principal
  • Master of arts in counseling and educational policy and foundations
  • Master of science in clinical mental health counseling
  • Master of education in student affairs in higher education administration, elementary education, and secondary education
  • Doctorate in counseling psychology
  • Doctorate in educational policy & leadership

This is our College ceremony, and as such, all candidates for graduation will walk across the stage beginning with the undergraduates and ending with our doctoral candidates (hooding of May doctoral candidates occurs at the university commencement ceremony).

There are no tickets for this event, but we require check-in at the door. We request that you adhere to the requested number of guests in order to accommodate all of our graduates. Please RSVP, as we need an accurate count of attendees.

All candidates for graduation should wear graduation apparel (cap and gown).

NOTE: The College of Education provides Honors cords to our undergraduates. Tina McNamara will email the appropriate students to stop by Schroeder Complex, Room 146, to pick them up when available (during the week of graduation). Attendance at our ceremony is not mandatory.

Master’s candidates and undergraduate educational studies students who complete their program in May of 2020 will receive their diplomas after our ceremony on Sunday, May 17.