A time to recognize the success of those becoming Marian University alumni


Winter 2019 Graduation and Commencement Ceremony


Commencement Program

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 13, 2019

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 4th Street Way, Fond du Lac

For graduates of the BSN and MSN degree.

Teacher Commissioning Ceremony
4:00 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.

Commencement Ceremony
6:00 p.m.
Sadoff Gymnasium, Marian University Campus

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 gymnasium. See below for further details.

Reception for Graduates and Guests
Sodexo Dining Room and Michels Atrium, Stayer Center

Join your fellow graduates and their guests for dessert and beverages immediately following commencement ceremony. Marian University backdrops will be available in the dining room and the atrium for photographs.

RSVP to Graduation events by November 11

Wristband Policy

Marian University maintains a wristband policy for its commencement ceremonies. Guests will need a wristband to enter the gymnasium. These will be provided in the graduates’ graduation packets. Guests requiring handicapped seating will receive a different color wristband in addition to a ticket for the handicap area. Guests without wristbands are invited to the Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center where a live stream of the ceremony will be shown. The live ceremony can also be viewed online via a link that appears on our Home Page on commencement day.

Academic Regalia

The deadline for ordering academic regalia is October 22 if you will pick it up from the Bookstore on or after November 23; or November 18 if you will be having your regalia shipped to your 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


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