2023 Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

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2023 Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
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Miller High Life Theatre
500 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
United States

Marquette University Law School will celebrate the accomplishments of its fall 2022, and May and summer 2023 graduates the weekend of May 19-22, 2023. Resources for local hotels and other travel information can be found here. 

Please continue to check this page for updates about graduation weekend, as additional information will be posted periodically. Scroll to the bottom of the page for some FAQs. 

Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 20, 2023
2:00 p.m.
Miller High Life Theatre
500 W. Kilbourn Avenue

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. Refreshments will be provided but a cash bar will be available. Please note that the theatre is a cashless venue. 

Ceremony livestream link can be found here: https://vimeo.com/event/3364957

Kilbourn Avenue will be fully closed to cars in front of the theatre; however, the sidewalk to enter the main ticket lobby is still accessible. The theatre will have ADA drop off signage on the corner of 6th Street and Kilbourn for those with ADA needs. Map of the closure with parking in the area can be found here. 

Tickets will be scanned at the door and students, faculty, and guests will be required to go through the venue’s security check upon arrival, so please make arrangements accordingly. Backpacks and oversized purses and bags are not permitted. All other bags are subject to search. Please take note of the Theatre security and bag policies here

Regalia Pickup and Graduate Fair

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
12 - 4 p.m.
Zilber Forum, Eckstein Hall

Graduates will pick up their guest tickets, apparel package, and have the opportunity to greet the Law Alumni Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Bar Association. 

Graduation apparel package includes a gown, hood, tam, and tassel. Tam and tassel are to be kept by graduates, gown and hood are rented and must be returned. Graduates will receive pickup and return instructions later in the spring. 

All cords and stoles, whether provided by Marquette University Law School or not, must be congruent with the expectations of the Academic Regulations and in the spirit of professionalism. Honor cords are reserved for academic and pro bono honors exclusively. Any other personal graduation accessories will be limited to stoles and pins. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs with any questions regarding graduation regalia and accessories.

Eckstein Hall Open House

Sunday, May 21, 2023
10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The building and parking will be open for graduates and their guests to give self-guided tours, explore the building, take photos, and return regalia. 

Wisconsin Bar Swearing-in Ceremony 

On the Monday following Marquette graduation activities, the Wisconsin Supreme Court typically hosts a swearing-in ceremony (solely for Marquette Law School graduates). The swearing-in will be followed by an invitation to the new members of the bar to sign the book of lawyers, a time-honored tradition. Ceremony times and communications come directly from the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE). If possible, a live web stream of the swearing-in ceremonies may be available via WisconsinEye.

For photos of the Book of Lawyers signing, please follow the link below. Password to access the site is: Golden

Book of Lawyers Signing Photo Gallery

Find information regarding the previous May 2022 graduation information, including photos, here. 

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