Planning for Commencement continues; details coming soon

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we know questions remain regarding Marquette’s plans to host an in-person Commencement ceremony. A broadly representative, campuswide team continues to plan for such an event on Sunday, Aug. 30, rain or shine.

Event plans focus first and foremost on the health and safety of the Marquette community. To that end, the university will work with local health officials, and any Commencement event will be hosted outdoors, and event organizers will take great care to ensure proper physical distancing. In accordance with the City of Milwaukee’s mask mandate law, all attendees will be required to wear cloth face masks.

The planning team is still working through many of the event details to ensure all health and safety guidelines are followed, as well as to create an event befitting the stature and celebration of a well-earned university Commencement.

Any of our plans may need to change based on government and health official guidelines, so we ask for your continued patience and flexibility. If future guidance requires a different action, the safety of our students, faculty and staff will be the most important factor in our decisions.

Event details will be shared as soon as they are available.

If you have questions or your plans to attend Commencement have changed, please contact University Special Events at or (414) 288-7431. Please also watch for updates on the Commencement website.