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EOP 55th Anniversary

Educational Opportunity Program 55th Anniversary

We cannot wait to welcome you back home to campus! 


Celebrate the 55th anniversary of Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as part of Alumni Reunion Weekend and Alumni National Awards, Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2024. 


Register for this milestone celebration




Don’t miss these opportunities to celebrate this special milestone!

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Open House | 2 – 4 p.m., Coughlin Hall, third floor, Marquette University campus
Join EOP students for tours of EOP’s new home in Coughlin Hall. Be sure to hang around for snacks and games.

Educational Opportunity Program Welcome Reception and Cocktail Hour | 8 – 10 p.m., Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W Tory Hill Street, Marquette University campus
Join fellow EOP alums for the official kick-off of the EOP 55th Anniversary. The evening will include heavy appetizers, cocktails, and a brief program. Sunday best attire suggested.


Educational Opportunity Program 55th Anniversary Luncheon | 12 – 1:30 p.m., AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, Marquette University campus  
This signature event will include a brief program featuring the keynote speaker, Rasheeda S. Liberty, Bus Ad '94, Grad '98, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Amazon UC, Certified NFL and CFL Agent and International President, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Enjoy remarks from EOP executive director, the premiere of "Igniting the Flame: Blazing the Trail to the Next 50 Years" documentary, student testimonials as well as a buffet and raffle.

Block Party | 12 – 4 p.m., Central Mall, Marquette University campus
Reconnect with fellow alumni during an afternoon block party in the heart of campus. There will be dedicated space for EOP alumni to gather and partake in lawn games and enjoy some of the best food trucks Milwaukee has to offer. Pay-as-you-go beer, wine and food trucks will be available.


Marquee Night | 6 – 10 p.m., Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall and North Lawn, 1530 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Marquette University campus
Celebrate your reunion with fellow alumni as you dine on some of Wisconsin’s favorite foods and dance the night away with live music from the Bluewater Kings Band in our great new campus space. We will utilize both the indoor and outdoor space of O’Brien Hall for the event, so please dress accordingly. Registration fee includes dinner and hosted beer, wine, hard seltzer drinks and soda.


Reunion After-party hosted by EOP and HAA | 10 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saint Kate Hotel, lobby, 139 E. Kilbourn Avenue
Keep the celebration going at the Reunion After-party at Saint Kate’s hotel lobby. Complimentary sweet treats available as well as a cash bar, 360 Photobooth and a DJ.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024


Educational Opportunity Program Morning Worship Service | Breakfast: 9 a.m.; Worship Service: 10 a.m., Greater New Birth Church, 8237 West Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee
Join EOP alumnus and bishop at Greater New Birth Church, Ricky Burt, Sr., Arts ’84, as he delivers an inspirational, spirit-filled message that will be sure to uplift you. Continental breakfast will be provided prior to service


Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend event schedule to see all of the events happening throughout the weekend.


Make a Difference

Support the Educational Opportunity Program in honor of this milestone celebration. Your support makes an immediate impact for today’s EOP students. Make your gift today.

Stay Connected

Join the Marquette Educational Opportunity Program Facebook group.



Questions about the Eductional Opportunity Program's
55th Anniversary Celebration? Contact Rachelle Shurn at rachelle.shurn@marquette.edu 


Alumni National Awards 2024

In addition to Alumni Reunion Weekend, alumni are welcome to attend Alumni National Awards which is being held May 29 – May 31 this year. Join us as we recognize and celebrate distinguished award recipients from every college, all who represent the true spirit and mission of Marquette.