Online Graduation Application
Undergraduate students who plan to graduate in December 2013 may apply online beginning March 4. The “Apply for Graduation” link is in your CheckMarq account (under the “My Academics” tab). August graduates who wish to participate in May 2013 graduation activities have until March 18 to apply online. Students graduating in August 2013 who do not want to participate in May activities have until June 14, 2013 to apply online for summer graduation.
Note : A full freeway closure of I-94 North-South will take place Friday evening, May 17 through Sunday morning, May 19th, the weekend of our commencement ceremony. To better assist friends and families of graduates we have attached an update which includes a map and detour routes and can be downloaded here. If your travel plans take you along I-94 East (Northbound) through Kenosha and Racine counties, we advise you to plan ahead and allow extra time for traveling.
May/August 2013 Graduates
||Pick up Diederich College of
Communication graduation tickets
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnston Hall 112
||Pick up your cap and
gown in the Alumni Memorial Union 227
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Tuesday, May 14)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Wednesday, May 15)
apparel is required for participation in the University and College of
Communication graduation ceremonies.
Graduates, please check your academic apparel before leaving AMU. You
should receive a cloth gown, hood, cap and tassel.
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
Cellular Arena (400 W. Kilbourn Ave.)
is optional. No academic apparel will be worn. Seats are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. The Mass is expected to conclude by 6
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
9:30-11:30 a.m., BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N. 4th St.)
enter at west entrance by 8:45 a.m. Find and assemble
around the College of Communication banner.
Driving directions to the BMO Harris Bradley Center
Diederich College of Communication Graduation Ceremony
TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ALL
GUESTS; MATC, Cooley Auditorium (1015 N. 6th Street, next
to the Bradley Center). Begins immediately after the University
Ceremony and should conclude by 1:30 p.m.
Driving directions to
MATC, Cooley Auditorium
MATC Floor Plan for Guests and Graduates
For more information, please see the University's website: http://www.marquette.edu/graduation
WHAT TO DO when you arrive at MATC (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. the back hallway behind Cooley Auditorium (where you enter the building). 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 for Guests and Graduates
Restrooms on the 2nd floor of MATC are located on the north (or far) end of the floor, a long walk from the check-in tables. The men’s restroom is located all the way at the end of the back hallway (behind the auditorium). The women’s restroom is located all the way at the end of the front hallway (main hallway in front of the auditorium). Remember, there won’t be much time!
Find the gathering place for your major in either hallway 1 or hallway 2. Look for the list of names for your major. 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.
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. You do not have to return to exactly the same seat – any seat in your section will do. If you are actually graduating in August and are just participating in May, you won’t receive your diploma until August and will just head straight back to the auditorium.
A professional photographer will take a picture of you as you receive your diploma on stage. A second photographer will be stationed in the south hall and will take a picture of you after you’ve picked up your actual diploma and are on your way back to the auditorium. Proofs will be mailed directly to your home address. An order form will be included in the mailing, however, you are under no obligation to purchase. This year our contract is with Empire Photography, (608) 257-2969, www.empirephotos.com.
Caps & Gowns:
Graduates receiving B.A. degrees keep all academic apparel.
Graduates receiving M.A. degrees return all academic apparel (except tassel) to boxes in the hallway behind the stage immediately following the end of the graduation ceremony.
If you have any questions regarding University or Diederich College of Communication commencement/graduation events, we hope you'll find the following information useful:
|University Special Events
|Office of Student Development
|Office of the Registrar
|College of Communication
|Dean's Office, Donna Turben
|Records Office, Steve Repati
||Tickets & Special Need
Information about Participation