Marquette University has moved its usual Sunday Commencement ceremony to Saturday, May 20, in order to host the event at the preferred location — downtown Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum. Marquette’s 142nd Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 20, at the Fiserv Forum, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee.
The undergraduate ceremony will be at 9 a.m. on May 20; the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management ceremony will be later that day at 2 p.m.
In keeping with tradition, the School of Dentistry, Law School and College of Health Sciences’ professional programs will hold separate ceremonies and will not be part of the Fiserv Forum ceremonies; details will be announced later. There will be no other college-specific ceremonies.
“We are excited to return to the venue that best suits an event with the pomp and circumstance of Commencement, and we are pleased that the Milwaukee Bucks worked with us to identify a date that will permit us to again celebrate our thousands of graduates in that premier space,” says Provost Kimo Ah Yun.
With Commencement moving to Saturday this year, the Baccalaureate Mass will be held Friday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center on campus. The Mass, at which all graduating Marquette students and their guests are welcome, will be followed by a reception hosted by President Michael R. Lovell and the Marquette Jesuit community.
Graduating students and their families are asked to consider travel accommodations as soon as possible. Please watch your email, Marquette Today and check the Commencement website for updates on the Fiserv Forum ceremonies as Commencement approaches.