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March 6, 2014 | Issue 7 | Volume 10

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Vacant House Watch program available during Spring and Easter breaks

Students living off campus can take advantage of Public Safety's Vacant House Watch program during Spring and Easter breaks. Students residing in the near off-campus neighborhood can register their homes so that DPS officers can discreetly monitor the property periodically during their routine patrols of the neighborhood. Vacant House Watch registration forms are available online or at the Public Safety office in the 16th Street Parking Structure. For more information, call (414) 288-6800. Students are also encouraged to discontinue mail and newspaper service during extended absences and to activate alarm systems if they are available.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Students to meet with academic advisers March 17–21

Every semester Marquette takes a week for students to meet with their academic advisers. All students are assigned an adviser for the college in which they are enrolled, and students are required to meet with their advisers once a semester before registering for next-semester courses. Parents can ask if students have scheduled time with their advisers and if they are prepared with questions.

Advising is an important part of a student's success. Each college handles advising a little differently, so students are encouraged to check their Marquette email accounts for more information and to read the Undergraduate Bulletin, which describes the expectations for advisers and advisees.

Summer class registration begins March 20

Marquette's six-week accelerated summer studies offers 1,000 classes, including more than 50 online courses. Registration for the summer classes open Thursday, March 20, with offerings ranging from required core classes to international experiences. More information about summer studies, including housing and student services, is available online.

Residence hall deposits for returning students due March 21

Marquette requires all first- and second-year students to live in residence halls. Students who will be sophomores during the 2014-15 academic year, or juniors and seniors who wish to live in the residence halls, must provide a $300 deposit to the Office of Residence Life by March 21 to be provided a random assignment time for the room selection process. The room selection process will occur March 24 through April 11. All current freshmen living on campus were emailed information on the process directly and a Sophomore Housing Fair was held on Feb. 26. This process is for current Marquette students only. Incoming freshmen/transfers should follow the information on the assignment process for admitted students. Questions regarding the process should be directed to the Office of Residence Life, (414) 288-7208.

All residence halls except Carpenter closed for Spring Break

All residence halls except Carpenter Hall will be closed for Spring Break at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 8, to accommodate students with tickets to the men's basketball game. Halls will reopen Sunday, March 16, at 8 a.m. Only students who are permanent residents of Carpenter may stay in the building over break.

NASA selects Marquette satellite to launch into space

NASA has selected Marquette University as one of 16 organizations to launch a CubeSat, a small satellite that weighs less than three pounds, into space in 2015, 2016 or 2017.

The student-built CubeSat, named Golden Eagle One, will be the first satellite built by Wisconsin college students to be launched into space. The selection was covered by a number of news outlets, including Yahoo News and the local Milwaukee Fox News affiliate.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Sibs registration is open

Registration and waiver forms are now available for Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 11-13, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association. A sample of events planned for the weekend includes bingo, tye dye, laser tag, bowling and an ice cream social. Please contact the Residence Hall Association, (414) 288-5851, for more information or with any questions.

Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24–26

Alumni National Awards Weekend is a chance for Marquette to honor distinguished alumni from every college and school who represent the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette. A full list of honorees and details about the weekend are available online, where you can also send a congratulatory message to the honorees.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Second season of lacrosse underway

The men's and women's lacrosse teams started their second campaigns in February and hold their home opening matches this month. The women's squad will face Duquesne on Friday, March 7, at Valley Fields, while the men welcome Villanova on Saturday, March 22, at Uiehlein Park. Season- or single-game tickets can be purchased online, by calling 414-288-GOMU (4668), or at the Marquette Ticket Office, located in the Al McGuire Center, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single- game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth (ages 12-and-under) and can also be purchased one hour prior to game time at the home venue.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Milwaukee

Marquette University and the BMO Harris Bradley Center will host the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on March 20-22 for the first time since 2010. A limited amount of tickets are still available for second- and third-round games which can be purchased online through the NCAA.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 17:
Spring break, classes excused

Saturday, March 8:
Residence halls close for spring break at 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 16:
Residence halls reopen for spring term at 8 a.m.

Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13:
Lil' Sibs Weekend

Thursday, April 17 – Monday, April 21:
Easter holiday, classes excused

Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9:

Final exams

Saturday, May 10:
Residence halls for spring term close at noon

Saturday, May 17:
Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Family Toast and Dinner

Sunday, May 18:
Spring Commencement

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Students to meet with academic advisers March 17–21

Summer class registration begins March 20

Residence hall deposits for returning students due March 21

All residence halls except Carpenter closed for Spring Break

NASA selects Marquette satellite to launch into space

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Sibs registration is open

Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24–26

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Second season of lacrosse underway

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Milwaukee

IMPORTANT DATES

March 8–17: Spring break, classes excused

March 8: Residence halls close for spring break at 5 p.m.

March 16: Residence halls reopen for spring term at 8 a.m.

April 11 – Sunday, April 13: Lil' Sibs Weekend

April 17–21: Easter holiday, classes excused

May 5 – May 9: final exams

May 10: Residence halls for spring term close at noon

May 17: Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Family Toast and Dinner

May 18: Spring Commencement