What Are You Inspired to Do?

Schedule of Events 2015


School of Education Commissioning Ceremony
Friday, May 15
5 p.m.  
Dorcas Chapel – Marian University Campus
The School of Education commission 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 15
5 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 pins and MSN graduates will pins and MSN academic hoods.

President’s Champagne Reception
Friday, May 15
6 p.m.  
Hornung Student Center – Marian University Campus
Graduates and guests are invited to a reception following the ceremony. 

Graduation Liturgy
Saturday, May 16
10:30 am
Dorcas Chapel – Marian University Campus
Family and friends of all faiths are welcome to join members of Marian University Class of 2014-2015, faculty, staff and community in a Mass thanksgiving.  There are no assigned seating or special attire.  Graduates, families and friends sit together.

Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 16
12:30 pm
Marian University Campus Quad

Graduation Reception
Following the ceremony, Marian University Campus Quad 


Cap and Gown Information  

Students may order the appropriate academic apparel from either the Marian University Bookstore or through the Herff Jones website between February 20 through midnight on Tuesday, March 17.  The deadline for ordering from the bookstore is Wednesday, April 1, 2015. If you miss this deadline, contact the Marian University Bookstore at (920) 923-7166 as soon as possible to place your order (a late fee will be applied).

  1. All candidates are required to purchase the Herff Jones keepsake gowns for Commencement. Candidates who arrive at the ceremony with inappropriate or non-matching regalia will not be allowed to participate.
  2. Caps and gowns may be picked up at the Countdown to Commencement: Celebration and Graduation Fair on April 22 from 2-6 p.m., held in the Stayer Center Sodexo Dining Room, or any time after that date in the Marian University Bookstore. Please check back soon for further information.
  3. If you prefer to have the package shipped directly to you, please indicate so on the form, or contact the Marian University Bookstore to make arrangements.
  4. Your academic regalia is yours to keep.

Caps and gowns not picked up at Countdown to Commencement may be picked up at the site you indicated on your order form.  Items may be picked up according to the schedule below: 

Marian University Bookstore, Hornung Student Center

45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac 

(920) 923-7166 

April 23 – May 15, 2015 

Monday – Thursday (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) Friday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) 

Marian University Appleton Center

720 W. Association Drive, Appleton 

(920) 923-8541 


April 29 – May 14, 2015 

Monday – Thursday (10 a.m-6 p.m.) 

Friday (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

Please call ahead to ensure the center will be open

Marian University Milwaukee Center

1227 S. 116th St., West Alis 

(414) 258-0923 


April 29 – May 14, 2015 

Monday – Thursday (4-6 p.m.) 

Please call ahead to ensure the center will be open


Fun Fact

79% of adult students at Marian self-report that classes convenient in their working schedule (Source: Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey, April 2014).

Campus Info

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

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

All Locations