Schedule of Events

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14

School of Education Commissioning Ceremony
Friday, May 13
5:00 p.m.  
Dorcas Chapel – Marian University Campus
The School of Education Commissioning Ceremony is a “rite to passage” into the teaching profession for graduating education students. Each student will receive a specially designed pin that symbolizes the educator’s responsibility to promote and respect life and to always search for truth in promoting learning.

School of Nursing and Health Professions Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 13
5:00 p.m.
Sadoff Gymnasium – Marian University Campus
The School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a special event for graduates of the BSN and MSN degree programs as we celebrate their commitment to compassionate care in the tradition of Marian nursing graduates. BSN and MSN graduates will receive pins from Marian University. MSN students who ordered hoods may have them blessed at the Pinning Ceremony.

President’s Champagne Reception
Friday, May 13
6:00 p.m.  
Hornung Student Center – Marian University Campus
Graduates and guests are invited to a reception following the ceremony. 

Outdoor Commencement Ceremony

Graduation Liturgy
Saturday, May 14
10:30 a.m.
Dorcas Chapel – Marian University Campus
Family and friends of all faiths are welcome to join members of Marian University Class of 2015-2016, faculty, staff and community in a Mass of thanksgiving. There will not be assigned seating or special attire. Graduates, families and friends are invited to sit together.

Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 14
12:30 p.m.
Marian University Quad
*Please note that wristbands are required for the outdoor ceremony. Guests without wristbands are invited to bring lawn chairs.  

Reception for Graduates and Guests
Saturday, May 14
Join your fellow graduates and their guests for dessert and beverages immediately following commencement ceremony.
 

Wristband Policy

Marian University maintains a wristband policy for the outdoor commencement ceremony. Guests will need a GOLD wristband (provided in the graduation packets) to enter the reserved seating area, which opens at 11:30 a.m. Graduates were able to request up to four wristbands. Guests without wristbands are invited to bring their own chair or watch a live stream of the ceremony in the temperature-controlled Stayer Center or Administration Building. Guests with handicapped tickets will need to present a pink ticket to enter the tent. The live ceremony can also be viewed online http://portal.stretchinternet.com/marianwiadmin/#    

Regalia 

--If you missed the deadline to order regalia or have questions please contact the Marian University Bookstore at (920) 923-7166.
--Regalia not picked up at Countdown to Commencement may be picked up at the Marian University Bookstore or from the West Allis and Appleton campuses, if previously requested. Items may be picked up according to the schedule below:   

 

Marian University Bookstore

 54 S. National Avenue, Fond du Lac 

(920) 923-7166

Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, May 12, 2016

Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Marian University Appleton Center

720 W. Association Drive, Appleton 

(920) 923-8543 

Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, May 12, 2016

Monday – Thursday (10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.)
Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)  

Please call ahead to ensure the center will be open

Marian University Milwaukee Center

1227 S. 116th Street, West Allis 

(920) 923-8535 

Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, May 12, 2016

Monday – Thursday (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Friday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Please call ahead to ensure the center will be open

Book

Fun Fact

During the academic year the library is open 99 hours per week (Source: Academic Bulletin, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

1-800-2-MARIAN
(1-800-262-7426)
admission@marianuniversity.edu

All Locations