May and August 2014 Graduation

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Additional important information for May graduates can be found here.

Marquette University Law School will celebrate the accomplishments of its May and summer 2014 graduates at a Hooding Ceremony on Saturday evening, May 17, 2014.

More details about the ceremony will be posted on this site as we move closer to graduation weekend.

Questions? Contact either Ms. Amy Rogan-Mehta, Director of Student Development and Academic Success, or Ms. Stephanie Danz, Assistant Registrar.

All-University Baccalaureate Mass; Saturday, May 17 (4:30 - 6:00 p.m.)

  • Mass will be celebrated at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee. The U.S. Cellular Arena is adjacent to the Milwaukee Theatre.
  • Attendance is optional.
  • Academic apparel is not worn.
  • There is no limit to the number of guests a student may bring to Mass.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Law School Hooding Ceremony; Saturday, May 17 (6:45 -9:15 p.m.)

  • The Law School Hooding Ceremony will take place at the Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Graduates and faculty must arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. to be lined up for the processional.  The Hooding Ceremony will be followed by a reception in the spacious lobby of the theatre.  The ceremony itself should end close to 8:30 p.m.; the reception will end close to 9:15 p.m.
  • Law graduates are recognized individually and receive their academic hood onstage and diploma cover from the Dean. A professional photographer is at the ceremony to photograph each graduate as he or she receives the diploma cover.
  • Attendance is strongly encouraged.  Indeed, we expect that all students and guests would want to attend and participate in this event.
  • Academic apparel is worn.
  • Graduates may bring up to 15 guests to the ceremony.  However, there will be a charge for guests over the number 8 who attend the reception.  ($10 per person for guests 12 years of age and older) There is no charge to attend only the ceremony.
  • Graduates may request to bring more than 15 guests to graduation when filling out their RSVP forms.  However, we will not know if additional guest seating will be available until we have heard from each graduate and have a final guest count.  Thus, we cannot guarantee additional guest seating at this time.  We will respond to each graduate who requests additional guest seating on his/her RSVP form once the final guest count is available, in the middle of April.   
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There are no tickets for the ceremony--we trust that our graduates submit an accurate guest count via the RSVP form.
  • The catered reception in the lobby of the Milwaukee Theatre following the hooding ceremony is optional but provides great photo opportunities for graduates and their guests. It also gives everyone in attendance a chance to celebrate together.
  • Accommodations can be made for guests with special needs (wheelchair accessible seating, close access to restroom facilities, aisle seating, etc.) Please contact your family/friends to determine if any of your guests will require special seating.  Contact Carol Dufek via email or at 414-288-6452 by April 18 to request special needs seating.

All-University Commencement Ceremony; Sunday, May 18 (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.).

  • The All-University Commencement Ceremony  will be held at the  BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. Fourth Street, Milwaukee
  • Graduates should enter at the west entrances of the Bradley Center by 8:45 a.m.  Procession lines will form at 9:15 a.m. There will be no rehearsal; complete instructions will be provided at the Bradley Center.
  • Law graduates will be seated as a group and recognized as a group.
  • Attendance is mandatory by University directive.  Permission to be exempt from attendance at the all-University Commencement Ceremony must be made in writing (email) to Ms. Amy Rogan-Mehta, Director of Student Development and Academic Success, prior to May 8.
  • Academic apparel is worn.
  • Graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Law School diplomas will be distributed to May graduates at the Bradley Center immediately after the commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates will return their academic apparel at the Bradley Center when they pick up their diploma.

For questions or concerns regarding graduation events, please contact Ms. Amy Rogan-Mehta, Director of Student Development and Academic Success, or Ms. Stephanie Danz, Assistant Registrar.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Group Swearing-In Ceremonies: Monday, May 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

The group swearing-in ceremony for eligible diploma privilege admission candidates will be held in Madison at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Capitol Building.  There will be four (4) ceremonies, the first set to begin at 9:30 a.m. and the last to begin at 2:00 p.m.

May graduates, click here for additional important information.

For questions or concerns regarding either group swearing-in ceremony, or the diploma privilege process, contact Stephanie Danz, Assistant Registrar.