2020 Opus College of Engineering Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. (anticipated conclusion time 3:30 p.m.)

The Opus College of Engineering commencement ceremony will be held at The Al McGuire Center, 770 S. 12th Street. Ushers will be present and available to assist families and guests. No tickets are required for the Opus College of Engineering or the University Commencement ceremonies.

  • Graduates arrive at 12:30 p.m. and go directly to the lower level gym to pick up their reader card and assemble for the procession.
  • Graduates may not bring anything into the ceremony. All purses, backpacks or other items must be left with family or friends.
  • The Al McGuire Center seating will be available to families beginning at 12:30 p.m. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Graduates process into the arena at 1:30 p.m. The program will include college awards and individual recognition of the graduates. The ceremony is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.
  • Diplomas will be distributed immediately following University Commencement on Sunday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m at the Fiserv Forum, 1111 Vel R. Phillips AvenueDiploma pick-up details to follow.


Attendance is required for all graduates for May commencement ceremonies. If you are unable to attend either ceremony (university or college), email your request to be excused to Dr. Mark Federle as soon as possible. 

Academic Apparel

Academic apparel is required at the University and Opus College of Engineering commencement ceremonies. Order academic apparel online.

If the candidate cannot pick up his/her own apparel, a friend or relative may come in his/her place. Information needed to pick up the cap and gown is the candidate's name, degree, height and college.

Undergraduates may keep their apparel. Master's candidates return apparel after the university ceremony to the designated locations in the Fiserv Forum. 

Special Needs Seating

Seats for guests needing special accommodations are located on the main floor. The Al McGuire Center suggests droppping your party off in front of the building on 12th Street. Enter the main entrance. Ushers will be present and available to assist families and guests.


There is a parking structure on Wells Street as well as surface parking west of the facility.


GradImages, the official photographer for the Opus College of Engineering ceremony, will take individual pictures of each graduate as they receive their diploma cover on stage. A second photo will be taken just before each graduate returns to their seat on the arena floor.


 Printed commencement announcements are available for purchase at the Marquette Spirit Shop

University Commencement Information

For additional information, contact Kim Poehlman at (414) 288-3540.