Inspired by a desire to bring faculty and students together outside of a formal classroom, the reading and discussion engages students in subjects important to them, their communities, and the larger world.

First Year Reading Program

This year’s book is March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (artist).

In its thirteenth year, the First Year Reading Program encourages all incoming first-year students to read a common text, participate in online discussions over the summer, and engage in discussion during New Student Orientation in August. Books will be distributed to all incoming first year students at each of the four Preview sessions in June. Students who do not attend Preview will receive their book in the mail in July.

First Year Reading: Online

First Year Reading: Online introduces students to the digital learning system at Marquette (Desire 2 Learn, or D2L) and academic success resources across campus.  The program is Marquette student centered and will be populated with juniors and seniors who will join you in university-level discussions about the book. As you complete the brief activities, you will be given access to special resources and tips to support your academic success.  All new first-year students are required to participate in the First Year Reading: Online prior to the start of New Student Orientation on August 20th.  To log in, visit D2L and enter your Checkmarq credentials (the username and password you use to check your Marquette e-mail). Once you have logged in to D2L, scroll down to Summer 2014, under which you will find the link to the Online First Year Reading Program.


If you have any issues accessing D2L, please contact the Marquette IT Services helpdesk or 414-288-7799.  If you would like more general information about the First Year Reading program, please contact the Office of the Provost at Marquette at 414-288-7511.


Alcohol Initiatives

Alcohol Initiatives

Each student arrives to campus with different experiences with alcohol. Whether you have experience with alcohol or not, or whether you plan to incorporate alcohol into your college experience or not,the Alcohol Initiatives program strives to give you the information you need to make the right decision for you. Visit the Alcohol Initiatives site here.