Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend 
Saturday, October 2 - Sunday, October 3, 2021

Class of 2020, the most remarkable thing about 2020 was you.

You and your guests are invited to the Marquette University Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend: an experience to commemorate your accomplishments and recognize your degree. Reconnect with classmates, hear from Marquette leadership and celebrate together.

Events throughout the weekend include:

  • Graduate Recognition Walk on campus, including announcement of graduates and recognition by President Michael R. Lovell, Provost Kimo Ah Yun and university leaders
  • Photo opportunities in cap and gown apparel
  • Celebration Reception
  • Homecoming festivities
  • Sunday Mass at the Church of the Gesu

Online registration for the Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend is now closed. Please direct any questions or special needs to Marquette University Alumni Association at or (800) 344-7544.


The Graduate Recognition Walk and Program will be live streamed on YouTube via the following link beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Schedule of Events


2020 Graduates Check-In for Recognition Walk | 3:15 p.m. CDT | Central Mall, Marquette Campus
Graduates and guests who are walking in the procession can check in beginning at 3:15 p.m. in Central Mall. 

Graduate Recognition Walk and Program | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CDT | Central Mall, Marquette Campus
Class of 2020 graduates will be recognized by Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell, Provost Kimo Ah Yun, and university leaders and have their names called during a procession through the heart of campus. Guests are invited to walk with their graduates.

All graduates who attend the Celebration Weekend will receive a cap and commemorative tassel from the Marquette University Alumni Association. Caps and tassels will be distributed at Recognition Walk Check-in beginning at 3:15 p.m. and are yours to keep. Although academic attire is not required to attend the Recognition Walk, we do encourage graduates to wear the keepsake gown they received in 2020

The Graduate Recognition Walk will happen rain or shine. Only in the event of severe weather will the event be delayed.

Class of 2020 Celebration Reception | Immediately following Recognition Walk | Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
Graduates and guests are invited to attend a special celebratory reception after the Recognition Walk.

Mass | 10:30 a.m. CDT | Church of the Gesu

In addition to the main celebration, the Class of 2020 is also invited to partake in Homecoming weekend festivities!

MU Homecoming

Women's Volleyball vs. University of Connecticut | 5:00 p.m. CDT | Al McGuire Center, Marquette Campus
Cheer on the Marquette Women's Volleyball team in the Al McGuire Center. We Are, MARQUETTE! For ticket information, visit

Marquette Madness | 7:00 p.m. CDT | Al McGuire Center, Marquette Campus
The Marquette Madness tradition returns on Friday, October 1, and is open to all! Admission is free and seating is first-come, first-served. Watch for more details soon

1881 Service Challenge | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT | Alumni Memorial Union, second floor lobby
Stop by the AMU and write a card to support our Milwaukee community members. We are challenging the Marquette Community to write 1,881 cards!

Men's Soccer vs. Providence | 7:00 p.m. CDT | Valley Fields, Marquette Campus
Head over to Valley Fields to cheer on our Men's Soccer team at 7pm. Ring Out Ahoya! For ticket information, visit

Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hall | 12:00 p.m. CDT | Valley Fields, Marquette Campus
Head over to Valley Fields to cheer on our Women's Soccer team. Ring Out Ahoya! For ticket information, visit

Visit the Homecoming website for the complete schedule and further event details.


Class of 2020 Pregame Gathering and Marquette Men’s Basketball Game | Winter 2022
Join your classmates for a pregame gathering before cheering on the Marquette Men’s Basketball team. Celebrate the Class of 2020 with food, fun and basketball!

More details to be released this fall.


MU Mixers






  • Visitors to campus this summer and fall are required to follow on-campus guidelines, developed in accordance with CDC, state and local health departments, for COVID safety and mitigation.
  • In alignment with new guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University strongly advises visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household.
  • Mask wearing will continue to be required in health care settings, including on-campus clinics, and in all modes of public transportation including Marquette LIMOs.
  • Visitors to the Raynor Memorial Libraries, the Marquette Dining Halls and campus recreational facilities will be screened upon entry.

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