• 2014 Orientation
  • First Year
    Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Families
  • Commuter Students

Welcome to Marquette University!

New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation is an exciting time in the Marquette community. New Student Orientation (first-year students only) is four days of activities, held August 20 – 24, 2014. Transfer Orientation is three days of activities, held August 21 - 24, 2014. All Orientation sessions are designed to introduce all new students (first-year and transfer) to the academic excellence, vibrant campus life, and community involvement that comprise the Marquette tradition. Students living on campus will move into their residence hall rooms on the same day as Orientation begins.

Check out the tabs above for the Orientation schedules for first-year students, transfer students, families and commuter students!

Marquette Moves! and Milwaukee Excursion Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, August 23, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Marquette Moves! - Register here today!
Saturday, August 23, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions - Register here today!

Note: Spots are limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students may register for one Milwaukee Moves! activity and one Milwaukee Excursio
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All new first-year students are required to check-in for Orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (3rd Floor). All new transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, August 21, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd floor lobby. The first mandatory Orientation event for Transfer Students will begin at 2:00 p.m.

All new students are automatically registered for the program, and at check-in they will receive their personalized packet and a final schedule.

Families who wish to attend Family or Sibling Orientation events are encouraged to check out the Families tab at the top of this page.

Orientation events are designed to help students be successful at Marquette. For this reason, there are several events throughout the week that first-year and transfer students are required to attend, and a variety of events that are optional.

Meals During Orientation
Meals are served in the residence halls, beginning with dinner on Wednesday. Residential students may gain access to the cafeterias using the meal plan, accessible with their Marquette Student ID. Commuter students receive meal tickets at Orientation check-in, to use for breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated residence hall cafeterias.

Parking
Commuter student permits are on sale from the Parking Services Office located in the Wells Street Parking Structure. Day and overnight passes are available. To purchase a permit online, visit www.marquette.edu/parking. Parking for Family Orientation is free on Wednesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 21. Please refer to the information you received from the Office of Residence Life regarding parking during move-in. Free parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure, located between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, and the Wells Street Parking Structure, located between 12th and 13th streets.

Questions?
For Orientation questions and concerns, please contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or email newstudentprogs@marquette.edu.

Friday, September 30th

All new first year students are automatically registered for New Student Orientation (August 20 – 24, 2014), which is four days of over 120 events on the Marquette campus and in the Milwaukee community. Orientation and freshman move-in begin on Wednesday. For more information about Freshman Residence Hall Move-In and Priority Arrival Times please visit the Office of Residence Life.

Orientation events are designed to help students be successful at Marquette. For this reason, there are several events throughout the week that first year students are required to attend. All students are required to pick up their personalized packet of information and full orientation schedule between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd floor. The first mandatory event for first-year students is New Student Convocation, at images7pm on Wednesday, August 20.

New Student Orientation Highlights
Please note: All new students will receive a printed copy of the final Orientation Schedule upon check-in on August 20th.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Residence Hall Move-In
For more information, please visit the Office of Residence Life

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Orientation Check-In
Check in for New Student and Family Orientation
soon after you arrive on campus in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions and Marquette Moves! Registration and Ticket-Pick Up
Marquette Moves! and Milwaukee Excursions are two events that happen on Saturday during Orientation that get students to explore Milwaukee! Registration is now live and all students will pick up their tickets in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms upon checking in for Orientation. Register for Marquette Moves! here, and Milwaukee Excursions, here.

12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - COMMUTERS @ Marquette
Are you a commuter student? Click the “Commuter Students” tab above to register and learn more about this event!

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Financial Literacy for the College Student
This seminar will give incoming students the financial basics they will need in college and beyond. Topics will include building credit, credit cards, budgeting, and an introduction to checking and savings accounts. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Office of International Education Open House
Learn about Marquette's study abroad programs, international students, English as a Second Language program, and other great opportunities for cross-cultural exchange.

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. - New Student Convocation (MANDATORY)
Join the Marquette community for a formal academic welcome to the Class of 2018. Congressman John Lewis, author of March: Book One, the First-year Reading Book, will provide keynote remarks. Student attendance is required, and family members are welcome to attend. Dress is business casual (no jeans, shorts or T-shirts). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and space for family members will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required for this event.


8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - First-Year Student Group Meeting (MANDATORY)
The group discussion meetings are one of the highlights of the Marquette orientation experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with an upper class student leader who has been specially assigned and trained to help you learn everything you need to know to be successful at Marquette.

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Mash-up
This event begins with one of the longest standing traditions at Marquette. Join your new classmates for a late night square dance followed by a dance party.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - March: Book One Book Discussions (MANDATORY)
Join your group and a Marquette faculty member in your assigned meeting room to discuss this year's First Year Reading Program text, March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Family Liturgy
The last event of Family Orientation, the Family Liturgy is open to all members of the Marquette Community.

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Who Will You Be At Marquette (MANDATORY)
Join your classmates for a dramatic, interactive and audience-driven presentation by current students.. Get to know the culture and social issues that you may experience during your time at Marquette.

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - First Year Student Residence Hall Floor Meetings (MANDATORY)
Join your neighbors and RAs from your residence hall and begin to develop your living community! Learn about involvement opportunities, as well as hall policies and procedures designed to keep residents safe.

9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Race to the Rec
Compete with your assigned small group against other new students, in an exciting scavenger hunt across campus!

10:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Rock the Rec
Check out the Rec Center like you have never seen it before!

Friday, August 22, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - All College Meetings/Advising Sessions
First-year students are encouraged to attend their College’s session.

12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. - Involvement Sessions
Sessions may include the following:
• Intramural Sports Seminar
• Residence Hall Association Seminar
• Band and Orchestra Open House
• Greek Life at Marquette University
• Studying for Success in College
• Community Service Seminars
• Student Development Seminars
• Study Abroad Seminars
• Career Services Seminars

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - Group Discussions and Milwaukee Exploration (MANDATORY)
Join your small group one last time for your final discussion about life at Marquette and begin to explore the city of Milwaukee.

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Marquette: After Hours
Check out your first Late Night Marquette event! Take over the Alumni Memorial Union to enjoy carnival food, Zipline, stand-up comedy, laser tag, bingo and much more!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Urban Connection
Marquette University has a strong tradition of service with the community. New Student Orientation helps welcome you to this tradition. During this event, teams of students, accompanied by an Orientation student staff member, engage in various community service projects throughout Milwaukee. The first 200 students who register online and check in will receive an Urban Connection t-shirt. Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Register today!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - UPASS Adventures
Utilize your new bus pass to venture out into the city. Go out with Orientation Staff members to various locations in the Milwaukee community. Locations for the UPASS Adventures will be outlined in your Orientation schedule you receive upon check-in

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Marquette Moves! - Register here today!
Marquette Moves and Marquette is active! Have you wondered how you would stay active in the city of Milwaukee? Join a number of excursions to explore the many ways you can continue to move in college! Spots are limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may register for one Marquette Moves! activity.

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions - Register here today!
Register for the excursion of your choice, including a Brewers game, boat cruises, food tours, paint ball competitions, ice skating and more! Spots are limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may register for one Milwaukee Excursion.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - All-University Mass of the Holy Spirit
Join other new and current students for the first mass of the academic year. All students welcome.

Questions?
For Orientation questions and concerns, please contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or email newstudentprogs@marquette.edu.

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All new transfer students are automatically registered for Transfer Student Orientation (August 21 – 24, 2014), which is three days of over 120 events on the Marquette campus and in the Milwaukee community.

All new transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, August 21, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd floor lobby. The first mandatory Orientation event for Transfer Students will begin at 2:00 p.m. Please note that Transfer Student Orientation and Residence Hall move-in begin a day later than New Student (freshman only) move-in and Orientation. To learn more about transfer student Residence Hall move-in and priority times please visit the Office of Residence Life.

All new Transfer students are automatically registered for the program, and at check-in they will receive their personalized packet and a final schedule.

Families and siblings interested in attending Family or Sibling Orientation events are encouraged to visit the Families tab above. There is no registration required for any adult family member event, but registration is required for Sibling Orientation. Area hotels tend to book quickly for Family Orientation. Out of town families are encouraged to reserve a hotel room soon.

Orientation events are designed to help students be successful at Marquette. For this reason, there are several events throughout the week that transfer students are required to attend, and a variety of events that are optional.

imagesTransfer Student Orientation Highlights
Please note: All new students will receive a printed copy of the final Orientation Schedule upon check-in on August 21st.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Transfer Student Residence Hall Move-In
Residence Hall move-in for new transfer students (please visit the Office of Residence Life for details).

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Transfer Student Orientation Check-In (MANDATORY)
Check in for Orientation to receive your personalized packet of information and complete Orientation schedule.

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions and Marquette Moves! Registration and Ticket-Pick Up
Marquette Moves! and Milwaukee Excursions are two events that happen on Saturday during Orientation that get students to explore Milwaukee! Ticket sales for both events are now live and all students will pick up their tickets in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms upon checking in for Orientation. Register for Marquette Moves! here, and Milwaukee Excursions, here.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Family Liturgy
The last event of Family Orientation, the Family Liturgy is open to all members of the Marquette Community.

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Who Will You Be At Marquette (MANDATORY)
Join your classmates for a dramatic, interactive and audience-driven presentation by current students.. Get to know the culture and social issues that you may experience during your time at Marquette.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Transfer Student Residence Hall Floor Meetings (MANDATORY)
Meet your neighbors and RAs from your residence hall and begin to develop your living community! Learn about involvement opportunities, as well as hall policies and procedures designed to keep residents safe.

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Transfer Student Dinner and Jazz in the Park
Join other transfer students and take a walk to Milwaukee's famous Jazz in the Park in Cathedral Square Park. This is a free event and dinner is provided!

9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Race to the Rec
Compete with your assigned small group of transfer students against other new students, in an exciting scavenger hunt across campus! For the past two years the Transfer Student group has won best costume!

10:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Rock the Rec
Check out the Rec Center like you have never seen it before!

Friday, August 22, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Lakefront Adventures
Exclusively for transfer students!  Visit Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront, including the Lakefront Colectivo (popular coffee shop), the Milwaukee Art Museum, trendy Brady Street shopping district and the beach!  Transportation provided. Any admission or purchase is on the individual student.

12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. - Involvement Sessions
Sessions may include the following:
• Intramural Sports Seminar
• Residence Hall Association Seminar
• Band and Orchestra Open House
• Greek Life at Marquette University
• Studying for Success in College
• Community Service Seminars
• Student Development Seminars
• Study Abroad Seminars
• Career Services Seminars

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - President's Welcome and College Introductions for Transfer Students (MANDATORY)
We know that you have a head start in knowing what college is all about, and this session is designed to efficiently and effectively address needs of transfer students at Marquette. Following a welcome by University President, Dr. Michael Lovell, learn about resources to support your success at Marquette, including the online learning system (D2L), Checkmarq, Emarq, helpful advising tools, academic support services and involvement opportunities. The program will include dinner and a chance to meet leaders of your college and other current transfer students. Mandatory for all transfer students.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - Group Discussions and Milwaukee Exploration
Join your small group one last time for your final discussion about life at Marquette and begin to explore the city of Milwaukee.

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Marquette: After Hours
Check out your first Late Night Marquette event! Take over the Alumni Memorial Union to enjoy carnival food, Zip line, stand-up comedy, laser tag, bingo and much more!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Urban Connection
Marquette University has a strong tradition of service with the community. New Student Orientation helps welcome you to this tradition. During this event, teams of students, accompanied by an Orientation student staff member, engage in various community service projects throughout Milwaukee. The first 200 students who register online and check in will receive an Urban Connection t-shirt. Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Register today!

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - UPASS Adventures
Utilize your new bus pass to venture out into the city. Go out with Orientation Staff members to various locations in the Milwaukee community. Locations for the UPASS Adventures will be outlined in your Orientation schedule you receive upon check-in

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Marquette Moves! - Register here today!
Marquette Moves and Marquette is active! Have you wondered how you would stay active in the city of Milwaukee? Join a number of excursions to explore the many ways you can continue to move in college! Spots are limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may register for one Marquette Moves! activity.

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions - Register here today!
Register for the excursion of your choice, including a Brewers game, boat cruises, food tours, paint ball competitions, ice skating and more! Spots are limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may register for one Milwaukee Excursion.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - All-University Mass of the Holy Spirit
Join other new and current students for the first mass of the academic year. All students welcome.

Questions?
For Orientation questions and concerns, please contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or email newstudentprogs@marquette.edu.

 

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Family and Sibling Orientation

Parents, siblings, and other family members of new first-year and transfer students are invited to attend Family Orientation, on Wednesday, August 20th and Thursday, August 21st.  Family Orientation includes two simultaneously running programs; one for the adult family members and one for younger siblings, ages 5-16. Though these programs happen at the same time as New Student Orientation, the events that comprise Family Orientation are designed specifically to assist family members with their transition.

There is no registration required for any adult family member event, but Sibling Orientation registration is required. Area hotels tend to book quickly for Family Orientation.  Out of town families are encouraged to reserve a hotel room soon.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Tentative schedule for family members

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Family Orientation Check-In, Alumni Memorial Union 3rd Floor; Visit check-in for a complete schedule of Family Orientation and to pick up your copy of the 2014-15 Marquette Parent Calendar, with helpful tips, important campus events and academic deadlines. Family orientation does not require pre-registration, and there are no fees for adult family member events.

Afternoon - Open Houses, information sessions and tours, various locations; A complete listing of Wednesday afternoon events will be available at Family Orientation check-in.

5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Sibling Program Check-In, Alumni Memorial Union, 157

7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 pm)- New Student Convocation, Al McGuire Center; Join Dr. Michael Lovell, Marquette University President, and other members of the academic community for a formal welcome to your student's academic life at Marquette. Congressman John Lewis, author of March: Book One, the First Year Reading book will offer remarks to the class of 2018. First-year student attendance is required, and family members are invited. Suggested attire is business casual (no shorts, t-shirts, or flip-flops). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating for family members will be offered on a first come-first served basis. Please note that family members and students will be seated separately, and this event is followed by separate events for students and family members. Family members who plan to leave campus after Convocation are encouraged to say "good-bye" to their student prior to New Student Convocation.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Sibling Night Out at the Rec, Helfaer Recreation Center Join other siblings for a fun-filled night of bingo, board games, sports, arts and crafts, an ice cream social, and more! Registration required.

8:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Parent Reception, Westowne Square; Join other family members of incoming students, University leadership and staff to celebrate the "cheers and tears" of parenting a college student.


Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Tentative schedule for family members

7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Sibling Excursion Program Check-In, Alumni Memorial Union, 157

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. - Coffee with the Deans, various locations; Join faculty, administrators and deans from your student's college for informal conversation over coffee, tea and light pastries.

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sibling Excursion to Discovery World, Milwaukee Lakefront Siblings will explore Discovery World, a hands-on, interactive museum on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. In addition to the exciting inventions and innovations at the museum, Discovery World is also home to a beautiful aquarium. Registration required.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Scenes from the First Semester, Varsity Theatre; A panel of Marquette administrators and faculty will present information about what to expect in your student's transition to college, what resources are available and how you can best support your student through the typical transitional challenges they may face.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Campus Safety and Health Seminar, Varsity Theatre; Learn about campus trends in health and safety and resources to educate and support your student.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Siblings Annex Bowling Party, Union Sports Annex, Siblings will experience a popular spot on campus and try their hand at bowling. Lunch included (chicken tenders and chicken wraps, and beverages). Registration required.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Family Liturgy, Church of the Gesu; The last event of Family Orientation, the Family Liturgy is open to all members of the Marquette community.


Sibling Orientation

Sibling Orientation takes place at the same time as Adult Family Member events, and is open to siblings of Marquette students between the ages of 5-16. The purpose of Sibling Orientation is to allow adult family members time to experience Family Orientation and to engage younger siblings in fun campus and Milwaukee activities. Please see above for events specifically offered to siblings.

Advance registration is required for the sibling activities, and families can select the Wednesday package or the Wednesday & Thursday package.  Early registration rates for siblings are $18 for the Wednesday Package and $28 for the Wednesday and Thursday package. 

Sibling Orientation registration and early registration rates will be available from July 18 through August 17, 2014.

After August 17th, families may register siblings in-person on Wednesday, August 20th at Family Orientation Check-In from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the 3rd floor Alumni Memorial Union.  Onsite registration fees increase to $25 for Wednesday packages and $35 for Wednesday and Thursday packages.

For more information about New Student Orientation, Family Orientation, or Sibling Orientation, please contact the Office of Student Development at 414-288-1412 or muparents@marquette.edu.

Commuter Students

In addition to the COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE program outlined below you are expected to attend the mandatory events listed under First Year Students or Transfer Students tabs. Please refer to those tabs above for the full Orientation schedule.

You are cordially invited to join us for the COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE, a half-day event during New Student Orientation designed to offer for first year commuter students support and necessary information as they transition from high school to college.

COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE will:
• Meet other commuters
• Be potentially matched with a peer mentor
• Engage in group activities and staff-led reflection
• Explore leadership and service opportunities
• Get acquainted with Marquette staff and resources
• Introduce campus culture

Registration is required for participation in the COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE program. There is no cost associated with the program. Registration closes on August 15, 2014. Sign up here to reserve your spot today!


COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE Check-In, Alumni Memorial Union, Room 407

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Welcome, Getting to Know You, and Lunch, Alumni Memorial Union, Room 407; Join staff in the Office of Student Educational Services, Commuter Student Mentors, and other commuter students for introduction activities and lunch.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Campus Tour & MU Language, Alumni Memorial Union, Room 407; This program is designed to help you enter a variety of spaces that you will encounter when you begin at Marquette with a focus on study and social locations.

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Learning Strategies & MU Resources, Alumni Memorial Union, Room 407; Get information on resources that will aid you in succeeding in the classroom. Topics will include discussion programs such as D2L, EMARQ and CheckMarq and how faculty may use them. The program concludes with a discussion on how college learning differs from what you may have experienced in high school.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Commuter Student Welcome Dinner, Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lunda Room; Share a meal with other commuter students.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - New Student Convocation, Al McGuire Center; Join the class of 2018 for the first mandatory event of New Student Orientation.

For more information about COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE, please contact the Office of Student Educational Services at 414-288-4252. If you have questions about New Student or Transfer Student Orientation please contact the Office of Student Development at 414-288-1412.


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