Marquette University top 10 social media moments of 2023

A look back on 2023’s biggest moments, stories and trends from Marquette’s social media channels

Championship glory

We were all celebrating like Men’s Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart when the Golden Eagles secured their first Big East Tournament championship on March 11. The victory against Xavier completed the sweep for Marquette, which had previously won the Big East regular season championship outright.

Happy birthday, friend

The Marquette community celebrated legendary comedic alumnus Chris Farley on what would have been his 59th birthday, Feb. 15.

Familiar Commencement speaker

It’s not every day that your mom is the commencement speaker of your graduating class. But that was the case for Brandon Grandalski. His mom, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, gave a heartfelt speech on Saturday, May 20. The campus community loved hearing their story.

Congratulations class of 2023

The Class of 2023 joined a worldwide network of more than 115,000 alumni when more than 1,800 walked across the stage during Marquette’s Commencement ceremonies.

This is our day!

Marquette nation came together to Ring Out Ahoya on National Marquette Day, which brought a women’s basketball win against Georgetown, a men’s basketball win against Butler and the debut of Blue & Gold Brewing’s 77 Golden Ale.

Remembering greatness

2023 marked the 20-year anniversary of Marquette’s Final Four team, sparking a return to campus for the men’s basketball team’s Jan. 18 matchup with Providence.

Marquette (Taylor’s version)

When it comes to Iggy, loving him was blue and gold.

Flashback Friday

We looked back on various eras of Marquette on social this year, including the 80’s, 90’s, 70’s and 60’s.

Letters from campus

Marquette added a new landmark to campus at the start of the fall semester in the form of large freestanding “MU” letters in the patio space outside the east entrance to the Alumni Memorial Union. Members of the campus community contributed their snapshots with the new photo op in this gallery.

Welcome home, Marquette Business

Less than two years after the first shovels went into the ground at the corner of 16th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall was a flurry of activity, as students, faculty, staff and visitors ushered in a new era.