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General Information


An announcement from the President of the University will be sent to parents or spouses, as indicated by the graduates when they apply for graduation.  There is, however, no limit to the number of family members and friends who may attend the Commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Tickets are not needed.

Printed graduation announcements will be available for purchase in March at the Marquette Spirit Shop.  For personalized and semi-personalized announcements, please visit Jostens website.


Due to major construction around the BMO Bradley Center, parking near the arena will be limited. Please go to the BMO Harris Bradley Center website to see current information for street closures and parking alternatives.

Commencement details

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    Baccalaureate Mass
    UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
    (the former U.S. Cellular Arena)
    400 W. Kilbourn Avenue
    4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017
    Commencement Ceremony
    BMO Harris Bradley Center
    1001 N. 4th Street
    9:30 a.m.


Diplomas for graduates receiving bachelor’s, master’s and professional school degrees will be distributed at the individual schools’ and colleges’ programs. Diplomas for Ph.D.’s and J.D.'s will be distributed at the Bradley Center after the Commencement ceremony in the morning.