Schedule of Events

2019 Graduation Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Program

Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2019


Radiologic Technology Pinning Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
Sadoff Auditorium, Stayer Center – Marian University Campus
(For graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program-Mercy Medical Center campus)

Teacher Commissioning Ceremony
5:00 p.m.
Dorcas Chapel, Marian University Campus
(For undergraduate students who have earned initial teaching licenses, and graduate students who have completed the Teacher Education or the Special Education program.)

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
5:00 p.m.
Sadoff Gymnasium – Marian University Campus
(For Graduates of the BSN and MSN degree programs.)

President’s Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m.
Hornung Student Center – Marian University Campus
All graduates and guests are invited to a champagne reception hosted by President Manion.


Graduation Liturgy
10:30 a.m.
Dorcas Chapel – Marian University Campus
Family and friends of all faiths are welcome to join members of the Marian University Class of 2019, faculty, staff, and community in a Mass of celebration. There is no assigned seating or special attire required for this liturgy. Graduates, families and friends are invited to sit together.

Commencement Ceremony
12:30 p.m.
Marian University Quad (under a tent, rain or shine)
The big event! Each graduate will receive their diploma from President Manion. A professional photographer will capture the moment and another photo will be taken of each graduate with their diploma.

*Please note that wristbands will be required for guests to enter the tent. See below for further details.

Reception for Graduates and Guests
Stayer Center Quad
Join your fellow graduates and their guests for dessert and beverages immediately following the commencement ceremony.

RSVP to Graduation events by April 1

Wristband Policy

Marian University maintains a wristband policy for its outdoor commencement ceremony. Guests will require a wristband (provided in the graduation packets) to enter the tent, which opens at 11:30 a.m. Guests requiring handicapped seating will receive a different color wristband in addition to a ticket for the handicap area in the tent. Guests without wristbands are invited to bring lawn chairs; however, note that in the event of rain, the tent flaps will be down. In this case, or for those who simply prefer a temperature-controlled environment, guests without wristbands can watch a live stream of the ceremony in the Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center. The live ceremony can also be viewed online via a link that will appear on the Marian webpage,, on commencement day.


The deadline for ordering academic regalia is March 23 if you will pick it up at the April 24 Countdown to Commencement, or April 23 if you will be having your regalia shipped to your home.  Please order your regalia via the following link:

Regalia not picked up at Countdown to Commencement may be picked up at the Marian University Bookstore after April 24 if home shipping has not been selected. If you have questions, please contact the Marian University Bookstore at 920.923.7166.

Tassel information

Approved Academic Regalia

Additional Information


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