Update on Commencement apparel orders and diplomas

Marquette is asking all graduating students to order their academic apparel now so that they are prepared should the university be able to host its planned Commencement ceremony on Aug. 30. This will also give graduates the opportunity to take photos in their apparel over the summer.

The deadline to order academic apparel online is Wednesday, May 6.

Students who meet the ordering deadline will receive their academic apparel the first week of June.

Students who have already ordered their apparel, but need to update the shipping address, should watch for an email from Herff Jones requesting updated information.

Undergraduate students: You will receive a keepsake gown, mortarboard and tassel. These items are yours to keep, regardless of whether an in-person ceremony is held.

Professional college/school students: You will receive rental academic apparel. Academic apparel can be returned should the university be unable to host an in-person ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic; otherwise, it can be returned immediately following a ceremony, should one be held. Use the enclosed return label and mail your apparel back to Herff Jones. You may retain your tassel and mortarboard as a keepsake. Failure to return rented academic apparel soon after a rescheduled Commencement date will result in a charge from Herff Jones.

Diplomas for undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be mailed in early June by the Registrar’s Office. For questions regarding diplomas, contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

For all other questions, please contact University Special Events at universityspecialevents@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7431. Please also watch for updates on the Commencement website.