• 2016 Orientation
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  • 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. - 6:30 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.

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!

Access the 2016 Schedules
Check out the Marquette Events Guide app or access the schedules online here. Download the app to access the most up-to-date information about Orientation including schedules, maps and much more.

Questions?Group images of students at Orientation Events
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.

aCCESS THE 2016 sCHEDULES!
Check out the Marquette Events Guide app or access the schedules online here. Download the app to access the most up-to-date information about Orientation including schedules, maps and much more.
Groups of students at Orientation Late Night Events

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.

aCCESS THE 2016 SCHEDULES
Check out the Marquette Events Guide app or access the schedules online here. Download the app to access the most up-to-date information about Orientation including schedules, maps and much more.

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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