2024 Law School Hooding & Commencement Ceremony

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2024 Law School Hooding & 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 2023, and May and summer 2024 graduates the weekend of May 17-20, 2024. Resources for local hotels and other travel information can be found here.  

Please note that—to ensure that we can provide certification of graduation for admission to the Wisconsin bar—the Law School’s graduation takes place a week after the University’s graduation activities.

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. For any questions not listed here, please contact Sarah DiStefano, assistant director of student affairs. 

Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2024
2:00 p.m.
Miller High Life Theatre
500 W. Kilbourn Avenue

The ceremony will be livestreamed and the link to watch is available here.

Graduates will receive eight (8) guest tickets for free with the opportunity to purchase additional tickets. Children two years of age and younger do not require a ticket to attend. 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.

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

Flowers and other gifts for graduates will be available for purchase during the event. If you would like to pre-order, please visit the vendor's site here.

Regalia Pickup and Graduate Fair

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12 - 2:30 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 19, 2024
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). For additional information regarding diploma privilege and bar admission, visit our website. 

For photos of the Book of Lawyers signing and swearing in ceremonies, please follow the links below. Password to access both galleries is: Golden

Eastern Bar District of Wisconsin Swearing-in Ceremony

You can view the Eastern Bar District of Wisconsin's Swearing-in Ceremony from Tuesday, May 21st here. 

Stage party at graduation where Dean Kearney is speaking.

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