• 2016 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 24 – 27, 2016. Transfer Orientation is three days of activities, held August 25 - 27, 2016. 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.

All new first-year students are required to check-in for Orientation on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 (also first-year student move-in day for the Residence Halls) between 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (3rd Floor). All new transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 (also transfer student move-in day for the Residence Halls) between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd floor lobby.

Families who wish to attend Family Orientation events are encouraged to visit 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.

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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 24th and Thursday, August 25th. 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 24 – 27, 2016), 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, August 24, 2016. For more information about Freshman Residence Hall Move-In and Priority Arrival Times please visit the Office of Residence Life.

Don't forget to check out this site designed just for admitted students to find out your next steps!

Please check back here in the end of July 2016 for more details on First-Year Student Orientation.

Tentative New Student Orientation Highlights
Please note: All new students will receive access to Guidebook to access the final Orientation Schedule upon check-in on August 25th.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Residence Hall Move-In
For more information, please visit the Office of Residence Life. Also, don't forget to read your Arrival Survival Guide!

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 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 Registration and Ticket-Pick Up
Milwaukee Excursions is an event that happens on Saturday during Orientation that gets students to explore Milwaukee! All students will pick up their tickets in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms upon checking in for Orientation. Online registration is now open! Please note that tickets are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and students may only participate in one Excursion. Ticket sales will temporarily close on Thursday, August 18th at noon. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Orientation check-in on Wednesday, August 24th (for first-year students) or Thursday, August 25th (for transfer students).

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!

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 2019. 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. Group images of students at Orientation Events

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - First-Year Group Meeting: Connect (MANDATORY)
The group meetings are one of the highlights of the Marquette orientation experience. In this meeting led by an Orientation Staff member, you will discuss safety on campus, learn how to make the most of Orientation, and meet your group members.

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 25, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – First-Year Group Meeting: Back to School (MANDATORY)
Are you ready to start classes on Monday? Meet with your small group to get an introduction to Marquette’s online classroom management system (D2L) and learn how to use your course syllabi. To help connect you with things to do on campus, students will also take the Freshman Survey. Bring your CheckMarq username and password, writing utensil and personal laptop, if you have one.

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 26, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - All College Meetings/Advising Sessions
First-year students are strongly encouraged to attend their College’s session.

12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. - Involvement Sessions
This is not an all-inclusive list however sessions may include the following:
• Intramural & Club Sports Seminars
• Residence Hall Association Seminar
• Band and Orchestra Open House
• MU Chorus Open House
• Greek Life 101
• Community Service Seminars
• Student Development Seminars
• Study Abroad Seminar
• Career Services Seminar

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - First-Year Group Meeting: Explore Milwaukee (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. – Late Night Marquette
The kick-off to Late Night Marquette, the first of many!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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. Online registration is now open!

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. – Milwaukee Running Tours
Do you want to see campus and Milwaukee while getting some exercise? Join Dr. Lovell and the MU Running Club for a 5-mile running tour through Milwaukee’s downtown, to the lakefront and back. All new Marquette students and all running paces are welcome.

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions
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. Please note that students may only participate in one Milwaukee Excursion experience. Online registration is now open! Please note that tickets are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and students may only participate in one Excursion. Ticket sales will temporarily close on Thursday, August 18th at noon. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Orientation check-in on Wednesday, August 24th (for first-year students) or Thursday, August 25th (for transfer students).

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 25 – 27, 2016), which is three days of over 100 events on the Marquette campus and in the Milwaukee community.

All new transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in the Alumni Memorial Union, 2nd floor lobby. Please note that Transfer Student Orientation and Residence Hall move-in begin a day later than New Student (freshman only) move-in and Orientation.

All new Transfer students are automatically registered for the program, and at check-in they receive access to Guidebook to and the final Orientation Schedule upon check-in. Please check back here in the end of July 2016 for more details on Transfer Student Orientation.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Groups of students at Orientation Late Night Events8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Transfer Student Residence Hall Move-In
For more information, please visit the Office of Residence Life. Also, don't forget to read your Arrival Survival Guide!

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Transfer Student Orientation Check-In (MANDATORY)
Check in for Orientation to receive your personalized packet of information and complete Orientation schedule.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions Registration and Ticket-Pick Up
Milwaukee Excursions is an event that happens on Saturday during Orientation that gets students to explore Milwaukee! All students will pick up their tickets in the Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms upon checking in for Orientation. Online registration is now open! Please note that tickets are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and students may only participate in one Excursion. Ticket sales will temporarily close on Thursday, August 18th at noon. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Orientation check-in on Wednesday, August 24th (for first-year students) or Thursday, August 25th (for transfer students).

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.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Transfer Student Residence Hall Floor Meetings (MANDATORY for students living in the Residence Halls)
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.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Transfer Group Meeting: Connect
The group meetings are one of the highlights of the Marquette Transfer Orientation experience. In this meeting led by a team of current transfer students, you will learn about student employment opportunities, off-campus housing and the Good Tenant Program, and ways to get involved on campus. This is your first chance to meet other transfer students who are also new to Marquette.

9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Race to the Rec
Compete with your fellow 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 26, 2016

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. – 3:00 p.m. - Involvement Sessions
This is not an all-inclusive list however sessions may include the following:
• Intramural & Club Sports Seminars
• Residence Hall Association Seminar
• Band and Orchestra Open House
• MU Chorus Open House
• Greek Life 101
• Community Service Seminars
• Student Development Seminars
• Study Abroad Seminar

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - 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 leadership, 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.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - Transfer Group Meeting: Your Time & Explore Milwaukee
Join your fellow transfer students one last time for Q&A with the Transfer Orientation Staff. This session will conclude with your chance to explore the city of Milwaukee.

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. – Late Night Marquette
The kick-off to Late Night Marquette, the first of many!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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. Online registration is now open!

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. – Milwaukee Running Tours
Do you want to see campus and Milwaukee while getting some exercise? Join Dr. Lovell and the MU Running Club for a 5-mile running tour through Milwaukee’s downtown, to the lakefront and back. All new Marquette students and all running paces are welcome.

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Milwaukee Excursions
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. Please note that students may only participate in one Milwaukee Excursion experience. Online registration is now open! Please note that tickets are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and students may only participate in one Excursion. Ticket sales will temporarily close on Thursday, August 18th at noon. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Orientation check-in on Wednesday, August 24th (for first-year students) or Thursday, August 25th (for transfer students).

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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Welcome to Marquette!  We are eager to welcome you and your family to the Marquette community, and offer you events and programs designed to help you support your student in the first year at Marquette.  Parents and other family members of new first-year and transfer students are invited to attend Family Orientation, Aug 24 – 25, 2016 (first-year student families) and Aug 25, 2016 (transfer student families). Though Family Orientation happens at the same time as New Student and Transfer Orientation, students and families are separated for most events. 

Family Orientation concludes by 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 25, and families are encouraged to leave campus by Thursday afternoon. Students will be occupied in Orientation sessions through Saturday, August 27.

There is no registration required for any Family Orientation event, but you are encouraged to stop by check-in for a complete schedule of events and to receive your special gift from the Marquette Parent Program.  

Area hotels tend to book quickly; out of town families are encouraged to reserve a hotel room well in advance. On-campus housing is not available for families during Family Orientation.

Parking during Family Orientation is complimentary. Families may park in either of the visitor parking structures on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25, free of charge. Simply identify yourself as a Family Orientation guest to the parking attendant.

Please check back here in end of July 2016 for the final Family Orientation schedule.

Family Orientation Schedule of Events
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Check-in for First Year Families, Alumni Memorial Union 3rd Floor
Visit check-in for a complete schedule of Family Orientation and to pick up your copy of the 2016-17 Marquette Parent Calendar, with helpful tips, important campus events and academic deadlines. Family Orientation does not require pre-registration, and all events are free of cost.

11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Open houses, information tables and tours
Including tours of the campus, library, St. Joan of Arc Chapel, and Church of the Gesu, open houses for the Honors Program and Office of International Education, and more. A complete listing of Wednesday afternoon events will be available at Family Orientation check-in.

1:00 p.m. Financial Literacy for College Students
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.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Orientación Familiar en Español
La orientación está diseñada para ayudar a los padres y estudiantes a tener una exitosa transición de la preparatoria a la universidad. Esta sesión le proporcionará información importante para ayudarle a usted y a su hijo(a) a navegar la universidad. Venga a pasar un buen rato con nostros y apoye a su hijo(a) en esta nueva etapa de su vida.

4:00 p.m. Campus Safety Seminar
Learn about campus safety resources, and meet some of the professional staff who work to promote student safety and well-being. The session is presented by the Marquette University Police Department and will include time for questions and answers.

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. First-year student attendance is required, and family members are invited. Suggested attire is business casual. Families and students will be seated separately, and this event is followed by separate events for students and family members. Families who plan to leave campus on Wednesday are encouraged to say "good-bye" to their student prior to New Student Convocation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating for families will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

8:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Family 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. This reception is held outdoors under a tent.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Check-in for Transfer Families, Alumni Memorial Union
Transfer families are invited to Family Orientation events on Thurs, Aug 25, the same day as residence hall move-in for transfer students. Visit check-in for a schedule of Family Orientation events and to pick up your copy of the 2017-17 Marquette Parent Calendar, with helpful tips, important campus events and academic deadlines. Family Orientation does not require pre-registration, and all events are free of cost.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. - Coffee with the Deans
Join faculty, administrators and deans from your student's college for informal conversation over coffee, tea and light pastries.

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. - Scenes from the First Semester
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 support your student through the typical transitional challenges they may face. Presenters include the Dean of Students and representatives from Residence Life, the faculty, the Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, and the Marquette Medical Clinic.

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.

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

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.

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.

COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE will help you to:
• Meet other commuters
• Engage in group activities and staff-led reflection
• Explore leadership and service opportunities
• Get acquainted with Marquette staff and resources
• Get an introduction to 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, 2016. Sign up HERE to reserve your spot today!

COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Check back in the end of July for the final schedule with locations.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - COMMUTERS @ MARQUETTE Check-In

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Welcome, Getting to Know You, and Lunch; 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; 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; 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; Conclude your day by sharing a meal with other commuter students.

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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