A time to recognize those becoming Marian alumni

Winter 2020 Graduation and Commencement Ceremony – Schedule of Events*


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Commencement Program

Commencement Ceremony

12:30 p.m.
Sadoff Gymnasium, Marian University Campus

After robing in the Stayer Center, each graduate will process in a socially distanced fashion into the Sadoff Gymnasium, pick up their diploma and have their photograph taken with President Dr. Michelle Majewski by a professional photographer. Another photo will be taken of each graduate with their diploma after they descend from the stage. The graduate will then exit the Gymnasium.

*Please note that no guests will be permitted to enter the gymnasium—this will be an audience-less ceremony. It will be livestreamed and can be viewed online via a link appearing on our Home Page the day of commencement. A limited number of rooms in the Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center will be open for only immediate family members to view the livestream.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Premieres at 4 p.m.

If you wish to be included in the Marian University virtual December 2020 commencement ceremony, please register here.

You can upload your own photo or use a photo you create and download from the virtual photo booth, which is open here from November 16 through November 18.

The deadline to upload your own photo is November 20. If you are using your own photo, please note that Marian backdrops have been set up at the entrance to the Sadoff Auditorium in the Stayer Center and in room D104 in the Center for Health Professions, so you can have your photo taken in front of them.

RSVP to graduation events by November 16

Academic Regalia

The deadline for ordering academic regalia is November 1 for those picking it up from the Bookstore on or after November 23; or November 12 for those wanting their regalia shipped to their home. Please order your regalia via the following link: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com. Call the Marian University Bookstore at 920.923.7166 with any questions.

Tassel information 

Approved Academic Regalia 

Additional Information

* Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Teacher Commissioning Ceremony

After exploring the potential of holding these ceremonies, the decision has been made to not hold the Nursing Pinning and Teacher Commissioning ceremonies.


Printed versions of documents on this page are available upon request. Please contact specialevents@marianuniversity.edu