Previous Graduation Information

Law School Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022 
6:45 p.m.
Miller High Life Theatre
500 W. Kilbourn Avenue

Graduates, please arrive to the Kilbourn Room in the Theatre by 6 p.m. in order to receive instructions and line up for the processional. 

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

Returning Regalia: Hoods and gowns are rented and can be returned immediately after the ceremony or during the Open House on Sunday, May 22 (tam, tassel, and honor cords are yours to keep).


Wisconsin Bar Swearing-in Ceremony 

On the Monday, May 23 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.


Photographs from Monday's Wisconsin Bar Swearing-in Ceremony were taken by Andy Manis Photography and galleries can be found on his webpage linked below.

Password to access the galleries: Golden

Eastern District of Wisconsin Swearing-in Ceremony 

On the Tuesday, May 24 following Marquette graduation activities, the Eastern District of Wisconsin hosts a swearing-in ceremony solely for Marquette Law School graduates. As guests are not allowed, the court has set up a live-stream available on their YouTube page.