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May 17, 2022
MILWAUKEE — Marquette University will recognize the 3,227 members of its 141st graduating class with Commencement ceremonies to be held Sunday, May 22, at American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds.
Undergraduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 9 a.m., and graduates of the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management will be recognized in an event at 2 p.m.
Photographers are welcome to capture b-roll and still images freely in an unobtrusive manner. Media interested in attending a Commencement ceremony should RSVP by contacting Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ceremonies will also be livestreamed on the 2022 Commencement website.
Below is information and facts for each Commencement ceremony, as well as graduates who are available this week for interviews leading up to Commencement.
Dwyane Wade, a three-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist and one of the 75 greatest players in NBA history who led Marquette to the Final Four in 2003, will serve as Commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremony. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree as part of the ceremony. NOTE: There will be no media availability for Dwyane Wade in conjunction with the Commencement ceremony.
Maxwell Dixon, a mechanical engineering major in the Opus College of Engineering, will be this year’s student speaker for the undergraduate Commencement ceremony.
Facts about the undergraduate Class of 2022:
The following graduates are available for interviews this week. It may be easier to find time with them during the week instead of on Sunday. Contact Marquette's Office of Marketing and Communication to arrange a day and time:
[NOTE: Graduate recognition ceremonies for the law and dental schools are not on May 22 and are not open to media at this time.]
Thelma A. Sias, former vice president for local affairs at We Energies, will speak at the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management ceremony. She will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree as part of the ceremony.
Stephanie Boedecker, who is completing her master’s degree in student affairs in higher education in the College of Education, will address fellow graduates at the ceremony for the graduate school and professional studies programs.
Facts about the graduate and professional studies class:
The following graduates are available for interviews this week:
Parking in the Summerfest lots (A, G-East, G-West, H and P-East) is available for $10 and can be purchased in advance. A parking map is available online. Parking lots open at 7:30 a.m.
For assistance the morning of Commencement, please contact any of the following:
Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or email@example.com.