What to know for Marquette’s 2024 Commencement weekend

The Marquette University community looks forward to celebrating the many accomplishments of the Class of 2024 during Commencement Weekend, May 10-11. As we near this special time for our graduating students, we wanted to share a few reminders. 

As always, this and other Commencement information, including ticketing, parking, venue policies and more, are available on the Commencement website

  • A reception celebrating the Class of 2024 will be held on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m., on Ray and Kay Eckstein Common (the outdoor gathering space east of the Alumni Memorial Union). The reception will be hosted by President Michael R. Lovell and the Marquette University Jesuit Community. There is no formal program or dinner at the reception.
  • Baccalaureate Mass will be held Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the Al McGuire Center on campus. All graduating Marquette students and their guests are welcome. Graduating students are invited to attend in their academic regalia and to participate in the annual procession of graduates at the start of Mass; students wishing to do so must arrive by 8:40 a.m. Volunteers are still needed for Baccalaureate Mass.
  • Marquette’s 143rd Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 11, at Fiserv Forum, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. on May 11; the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management ceremony will be later that day at 5 p.m. 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. 
  • Links to the livestreams of both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies are available on the Commencement website


For entry into the 2024 undergraduate Commencement ceremony, guests will need to provide a digital ticket. For easy access to digital tickets, direct guests to download the Ticketmaster app

Please transfer tickets to your guests prior to the day of Commencement. Once tickets are transferred, the guest is the valid ticketholder. 

  • For details on transferring tickets, please see further instructions using this link to Ticketmaster.   
  • For details on accepting transferred tickets, please see further instructions using this link to Ticketmaster

Fiserv Forum does not accept tickets printed in PDF format. All ticket holders arriving with a PDF ticket will be asked to use their digital ticket to gain entry. 

There will be no ticketing requirement nor a limit on guests for the Graduate School, Graduate School of Management and Health Sciences professional ceremony because of the sizes of those classes.  

Frequently asked questions 

Are any additional tickets available for undergraduate Commencement? 

All tickets for the undergraduate Commencement ceremony have been claimed. 

What time do doors open at Fiserv Forum? 

Doors will open for the undergraduate ceremony at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m. for the graduate ceremony.

Can I bring a bag or purse into Fiserv Forum?

There is a no bag policy at Fiserv Forum. Wallets smaller than 4” x 6” x 1” are permitted. Exceptions to this policy are diaper bags and bags needed due to medical necessity, which will need to be x-rayed by security.

Can I bring flowers to the ceremony to give to my graduate?

Yes, guests can bring flowers. 

Can I bring a sign or flag to the ceremony? 

There will be no signs or flags allowed into Fiserv Forum for Commencement. All guests will go through security at the entrances.

Are there any other items I am not allowed to bring? 

A full list of prohibited items is available on the Fiserv Forum website.