Online Graduation Application

Undergraduate students who plan to graduate must apply for graduation. The "Apply for Graduation" link is located in your Checkmarq account (under the "My Academics" tab). The online application deadline for May graduates and any summer and fall graduates who wish to participate in the May ceremony is January 30. After January 30, a paper graduation application is needed and can be found on the Marquette Central forms page.


Information on Marquette University Commencement


Diederich College Graduation 

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Cooley Auditorium
1015 N. 6th Street
Immediately following University Commencement

Driving directions to MATC

MATC Floor Plan


Personalized graduation announcements can be ordered online at the Marquette Spirit Shop


Tickets are required. Graduation participants each receive 4 tickets that must be picked up in person. There is no charge for College graduation tickets.

April 13 – 16
Monday – Thursday
9 AM – Noon and 1 – 3 PM.
Johnston Hall, 112

Requests for additional tickets must be made at ticket pickup. Students will be notified via email when/if extra tickets become available. 


MATC Information (Graduates)

Enter MATC through the doors on State Street (located west of 6th Street). Immediately report to the check-in area located just down the hall from your entry doors in the back hallway behind Cooley Auditorium. Find the table for your major and the card with your name on it. KEEP THIS CARD WITH YOU until you give it to the announcer who’ll use it to read your name as you cross the stage to receive your diploma. MATC Floor Plan.

Line Up:
Find the gathering place for your major in either hallway 1 or hallway 2. Look for the banner for your major. Line-up lists are posted on the wall. The list shows the line up order. A column leader for each major will be at the head of the line followed by the graduates lined up in alphabetical order—ready for the processional at noon.

Receipt cards/Diplomas:
After your name is called and you cross the stage, you’ll be directed to the hallway behind the stage where you’ll sign a receipt card in exchange for your diploma. Then, you’ll return to the auditorium for the remainder of the ceremony entering, once again, through the main doors and returning to a seat in your section. August or December graduates who are participating in May, won't receive a diploma at this time, do not have a receipt card and will just head straight back to the auditorium.