Graduate School of Management
For College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management Students
- Dates, Venues, Events
- Graduation Mass
- Graduation Program
- Entrance & Seating For People With Disabilities
- Cap & Gown Distribution
- Printed Announcements
- Area Hotels
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Undergraduate Students - Application for Graduation
Undergraduate students should already apply for graduation before the end of the advising period the semester BEFORE they wish to graduate. If you have any questions, contact Shirley Haig, Undergraduate Records Coordinator at (414) 288-7142 as soon as possible.
Graduate Students - Application for Graduation
As a graduate student, you are responsible for verifying that you have met all degree requirements by the deadlines printed in the Graduate Bulletin. If you do not meet the various deadlines, you may not be able to graduate.
When you have met all degree requirements, or know that you will meet them by the deadlines, submit a Graduation Application at the link below to the Graduate School of Management by the deadline listed in the Graduate Bulletin.
Until all graduation requirements have been met, you must maintain the appropriate registration status (less than half-time or full-time).
- If you miss the application deadline, your graduation may be delayed and you must re-apply for the next graduation.
- If you omit any requested information, your form will not be processed by the Graduate School of Management.
Graduation applications are processed through CheckMarq.
Dates, Venues, Events
Graduation activities will be held Sunday, December 15. Candidates for graduation, their families and friends are invited to join with President Scott Pilarz, S.J., and Marquette faculty and administrators in celebrating this important occasion.
Through these activities, we recognize not only the achievements of our graduates, but also acknowledge parents, spouses and others for their support.
The Senior Week Planning Team, in conjunction with MUSG, is coordinating social activities for graduates and families on Saturday, December 14.
The Graduation Mass, Graduation Program and distribution of academic apparel will be handled by the University Special Events Department.
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 p.m., Gesu Church, 1145 West Wisconsin Avenue. Mass will be concelebrated by Father Pilarz and other members of the Marquette Jesuit Community. Attendance is optional; academic apparel will not be worn. Tickets are not needed. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Mass is expected to conclude by 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 9:30 a.m., U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 West Kilbourn Avenue. The program will include individual recognition of the candidates and remarks by Father Pilarz as well as a student speaker. Academic apparel will be worn. Tickets are not needed; families and friends are invited to attend. Guest seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All candidates for graduation must report to the U.S. Cellular Arena 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 Arena.
Candidates should assemble at the banner of their respective school or college. Graduate School candidates will be divided into two groups: master's degree candidates and Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates. Please assemble around your respective banners. MBA, MSHR, EMBA, ECON, ACCO etc. students should go to the Graduate School of Management, Master's candidate area NOT the College of Business Administration area.
All candidates will march in the academic procession and be seated during the graduation program according to individual schools or colleges.
During the program, the candidates will walk across the stage as their name is read. Instructions will be given at the Arena the day of graduation.
The Graduation Program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. It is expected to conclude by 11:30 a.m.
The Mass and Graduation Program will be signed. At Mass the signers will be at the front of the altar near the east side. At the Graduation Program the signers will be seated on the floor level in front of the stage, at the east side.
Entrance & Seating For People with Disabilities
At Gesu Church enter the main doors. The elevator is located at the far right, west end. For the Graduation Program the entrance is on Kilbourn Avenue. Seating is on the main concourse.
Cap & Gown Distribution
The graduation candidate may pick up academic apparel in the Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227, on Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. If the candidate cannot pick up his/her own apparel, a friend or a relative may come in his/her place. Information needed to pick up the cap and gown is the candidate's name, college, degree, and height. Academic apparel will not be distributed at the Arena.
Undergraduates may retain their "keepsake" cap and gown. All graduates in Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School (master's and doctoral degrees) must return caps, gowns, and hoods to the representative of the cap and gown company immediately following the graduation program. (Tassels may be retained as a keepsake.)
The diploma date (the official graduation date for 2013 midyear graduates) is January 7, 2014. Please note that this is different than the date of Midyear Graduation activities.
Diplomas may be picked up in Zilber Hall at Marquette Central, on January 9, 2014 or any weekday thereafter between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Any special arrangements for mailing of diplomas, etc., must be made directly with Marquette Central. See Getting Diplomas.
An invitation from the President of the University will be sent to parents or spouse, as indicated by the graduates on the application for graduation submitted through the deans' offices.
Also, the traditional printed graduation announcements are available for purchase in The Spirit Shop.
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