University Services and Facilities


University Library System

The University library system supports the teaching, research, and service mission of Marquette University by providing access to recorded knowledge through its collections, services, and cooperative programs.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Research is institutionally recognized and indeed expected as an integral part of scholarly life at Marquette. The Dean of the Graduate School is specifically charged with the responsibility of stimulating faculty research. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) functions as an integral part of the Graduate School to support and expand faculty research efforts and to centralize the routines of research administration.

Faculty interested in securing extramural support for research, training, or service projects should consult with ORSP as a first step, both for prospect information and for assistance throughout the application process.

Location: The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is located in Holthusen Hall, Room 341.

Primary functions and services of ORSP:

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services is a support organization responsible for providing technical and operational support to all computing interests on campus. Support is provided for students engaged in course work and independent study, faculty conducting research and developing teaching aids, and university staff responsible for institutional business, planning and record keeping.

Facilities Service

This department is responsible for all cleaning, maintenance, construction, facility planning and space management which takes place on campus.

Campus Safety

As Marquette University is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, students and employees should be aware of the realities of urban living and crime in the area. Recognizing this, the University strives to educate members of the Marquette Community about personal safety and crime prevention through a wide variety of safety programs and services.

Marquette maintains its own Department of Public Safety as a security and safety service to the University Community. The Department is located on the first floor of Parking Structure I, 749 N. 16th Street. This location houses Public Safety Administration, Patrol Services, Preventive Services, Transportation Services, the DPS Communications Center and Student Safety Programs. Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, every day. Services can be obtained by calling 288-6800. In cases of emergency, students and employees should contact Public Safety's emergency line by dialing 1911 from any campus extension or 288-1911 from any off-campus phone.

Public Safety patrols are made of both the on- and off-campus areas. Public Safety Officers are trained to respond to all calls for help, including crimes in progress, crisis and emergency situations and medical assists. Communications Officers operate the Department's 24-hour Communications Center, and University Service Officers patrol and service the University's parking lots to insure that security and safety are maintained in Marquette's buildings and malls. Proper security within the residence halls is insured by Public Safety's Residence Halls Officers, who are on duty from 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily.

The Department also maintains an outdoor telephone system which includes over 60 Blue Light Phones. Blue Light Phones are located on campus pedestrian walkways, mall areas and within the university's surface parking lots and three parking structures. Six Blue Light Phones are located at the Valley Fields and ten have been installed in near off-campus areas. When a Blue Light receiver is lifted, the user is in direct contact with the Public Safety Communications Center. The communications officer will know the exact location of the caller, which enables assistance to be dispatched immediately.

The Department of Public Safety strives to prevent crime and accidents by aggressively seeking out problem areas before an incident occurs. A wide variety of crime prevention and safety awareness programs are made available to any and all campus groups interested in promoting safety. Popular topics include self-defense, personal safety, office safety, sexual assault prevention, and pepper spray instruction and alcohol awareness. Numerous brochures, the Awareness newsletter and crime statistics are readily available to provide information.

Any member of the Marquette community who becomes involved in a crisis situation can receive the benefits of the department's Victim/Witness Services Program. The program provides resources for those in need of counseling or support services in addition to providing escorts to and from all necessary court-related appearances.

Public Safety operates in accordance with the Federal Campus Crime Reporting Act through the publication of its Annual Report. The Annual Report lists the department's various services at length and includes statistical comparisons of major crimes over the previous three year period. Information racks located in each residence hall, the Alumni Memorial Union, each of the three libraries, and other campus buildings are used to disseminate the wide variety of safety brochures, newsletters, and the Annual Report.

Student and Employee Safety Programs

The Department of Public Safety's transportation Services division provides students with two programs that offer safe transportation throughout the on and near off-campus area. Both programs provide safety escorts (mobile or foot) seven nights a week to Marquette students, faculty and staff.

LIMO Program

The LIMO (Local Intercampus Mobile Operation) Program provides a means for Marquette students and employees to travel safely between the Marquette campus and its adjoining residential areas. With a fleet of 11 vans, the LIMO Program is capable of transporting all individuals, including those with physical restrictions. Posted "LIMO STOP" signs are located in every residence hall, the Alumni Memorial Union, the Science and Memorial Libraries, the Rec Center, Cudahy Hall, Humphrey Hall, and the Public Safety Office at 749 North 16th Street. These designated stops are visited by LIMO vans approximately every 15 minutes. To request a LIMO transport from any other location, call 288-6363. By showing the LIMO driver a valid Marquette University ID card, free transportation is provided to any location in the on- and near off-campus areas, including University parking lots. The LIMO Program operates from 5:00 p.m.--3:00 a.m. seven nights a week, year round. Students requiring safe transportation after 3 a.m. can receive service by calling 288-6800.

Safety Patrol and Escort Service

Outfitted in bright yellow windbreakers, student employees observe and report suspicious activity while patrolling their assigned area. The appropriate assistance is then sent to the scene. In addition, Safety Patrol personnel provide individuals with information about University services and are available to escort them to and/or from areas within Marquette's on- and near off-campus areas. The Safety Patrol operates from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, seven nights a week, throughout the school year. An escort can be obtained by calling 288-6363.

Bicycle Safety

When traveling to and from campus by bicycle, students are required to secure their bicycles to one of the many outdoor bike racks located on campus and may not utilize light poles, railings, trees, or any other fixture for this purpose. Bicycles found to be obstructing walkways and building exits may be temporarily immobilized and/or confiscated by Public Safety. Continued disregard of this policy could also result in disciplinary action.

Students in need of permanent, long-term bicycle storage are encouraged to utilize the secured 'Bike Corral' which is located in the basement of Structure 1. This enclosed corral, equipped with a card access entry system, is monitored by the Public Safety video surveillance system. Students utilizing the Bike Corral are required to preregister and then secure their bikes to the racks with high security bicycle locks, which can be obtained from Parking Services for a nominal fee.

Transportation Services operates a Commuter Bicycle Center located near the 16th Street entrance of Structure 1. Several racks are available on a daily basis. Temporary storage lockers are available near the racks for a nominal refundable fee. Overnight or long-term bike storage is prohibited in this area. The area is monitored by the Public Safety video surveillance system and the lot attendant. As with all University bike racks, high security bicycle locks are required. Use of the Bike Corral and the Commuter Bicycle Center is free to all members of the Marquette community. Contact Parking Services at 288-6911 for more information.

Parking Facilities

Parking is available for all full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Payment of fees is through University payroll deduction. The parking assignment system is based on seniority with the exception of the categories of disability, president, vice presidents, and deans. For further information, contact the Parking Services Division of the Public Safety Department in the Parking Structure, 749 N. 16th Street.

Student Educational Services

The Office of Student Educational Services provides a range of academic support services to students free of charge. These services include study skills/time management assistance, tutoring services, retention services, and disability services.

Disability Services

Marquette University strives to integrate qualified students with disabilities as fully as possible into all aspects of university life. The Office of Disability Services, located within Student Educational Services, has been designated to coordinate this process in accordance with the university's compliance responsibilities under the law. Accommodations determinations for all students with identified and documented disabilities will be made on a case-by-case basis. Examples of possible accommodations include taping of textbooks, locating interpreters, notetakers or attendants, orientation to campus, informal counseling, arranging for alternative tests, and advocacy.

A policies and procedures document containing more detailed information about accessibility for all students with disabilities at Marquette is available from the Coordinator of Disability Services, Alumni Memorial Union, 317, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881; (414) 288-1645 (voice/TDD). Additional information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Workplace Accommodations is available through Human Resources.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry, inaugurated in 1970, is dedicated to promoting religious development of students, faculty, administrators, and staff on campus. On a diverse campus such as Marquette, University Ministry assists others in creating situations in which people can explore, foster and enhance the faith that they have received through their own religious traditions.

Campus Ministry offices are located on the second level of the Alumni Memorial Union.


Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality serves as a resource for women and men who desire to develop a personal spirituality which issues in a deeper commitment to the service of faith and action for justice. The Center is grounded in the vision offered by Ignatian spirituality, which stands radically open to the diverse ways in which God enters the history of individual groups.



Gesu Church

Gesu Church, a parish church situated on the Marquette University campus, is staffed by Jesuit pastors. The faculty and students are invited to use the facilities of the parish.



St. Joan of Arc Chapel

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel is located between the Central and West Malls south of the Library. A descriptive booklet giving its history is available in the Chapel itself.

The Chapel is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day for visits. A guide is on duty during these times. Arrangements for guided tours for groups can be made through University Ministry. The schedule of liturgies is also available through University Ministry.

The Marquette University Retiree Association

The Marquette University Retiree Association (MURA) is an organization formed to help former faculty and other Marquette employees keep in touch with the University and with each other. For more information, contact Human Resources.



Marquette University Women's Club

The Marquette University Women's Club is open to all women employees of the University and faculty wives. Members plan a varied program of social and cultural events each year.



Marquette University Theatre

On many weekends during the year a variety of dramatic presentations is offered in this intimate theatre. Theatre and box office are located in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre (13th and Clybourn).


Museum of Art

The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, a gift of the Marquette University Women's Council, opened in November 1984. The 20,000 square-foot structure was designed by architects O'Neil Ford and David Kahler, and received a 1986 merit award from the Wisconsin Society of Architects. The Museum collections include over 6,000 works representing Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern paintings, sculpture, prints and photography, and decorative, Asian, and tribal arts. Special collections include Barbara Morgan Vintage Photographs and the A.J. Conroy Collection of Miniature Paintings. Exhibitions from the Permanent collections and special exhibitions offer exciting visual approaches to learning in the humanities and sciences. They include a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary experimental subjects from Old Master paintings to holograms.

Other Museum programs include experimental performance artists and dancers, poets, and musical performers. Lectures and symposia feature artists, historians, critics, and art theorists. Publications, films, and art tours augment the Museum's educational programs. The Museum Shop, operated by the Haggerty Museum Friends, offers art books, magazines, cards, jewelry, and art-related gifts.

The Museum is located on the Marquette campus, at 13th and Clybourn Streets, one block south of Wisconsin Avenue. For more information, please see the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Dental Clinic

Some services of the School of Dentistry Clinic are available to the faculty for reduced fees on a time-available basis. Information may be obtained by calling 288-6928.



Identification Cards (Marquette Card)

All Marquette employees are required to carry photo ID cards. Each college, school, program or department will issue to new faculty and administrators an Authorization Form, signed by the appropriate dean, director or department head, to be presented by the employee at the Union Station, located on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union. Hours of operation are: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and additionally during the school year from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Check Cashing

Due to widespread electronic banking options and duplicative services nearby, the Office of the Bursar will discontinue check-cashing and Western Union services beginning July 1, 2009.

US Bank, with a branch located in the AMU, offers check-cashing services, as do area banks within walking distance of Marquette. Western Union services will be available at US Bank in the AMU by the end of May. US Bank also provides MoneyGrams, a money transfer service similar to that of Western Union.

As additional banking conveniences, seven ATMs are located on campus, including in the AMU (2), Cudahy Hall, Department of Public Safety, Law School, Raynor Library and Straz Tower.

To reduce the risk of carrying large amounts of cash from cashing payroll checks Marquette employees, including student employees, can have their Marquette pay deposited directly into their personal checking account. The Office of the Comptroller, Payroll, can coordinate direct payroll deposits with virtually any bank.

Marquette also offers the MarquetteCASH program, which enables students and employees to carry less cash by using their Marquette ID card as a debit card against their Marquette Cash balance.

The Union Station located on the lower level of the Alumni Memorial Union offers the following: UPS shipping, a full service post office, mailing supplies, money orders, United Limo tickets, bus tickets, MarquetteCASH (good at any food service outlet, select vending machines, Spirit Shop, Annex, photocopying, PrintWise). Hours of operation are: 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and additionally during the school year from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Child Care Center

The Marquette University Child Care Center opened in the Fall of 1989. The purpose of the Center is to serve the children of students, employees and alumni. The Center serves children from six weeks to eleven years. A four- and five-year-old Kindergarten is also available. For further information, contact the director of the Child Care Center.



Veterans' Affairs

Information and assistance in matters relating to veterans' benefits can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, which provides the liaison between the University, and Veterans Administration, and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Students applying for veterans' benefits should complete the necessary forms in the Office of the Registrar.



Speech and Hearing Clinic

Any student or faculty member needing a hearing test, or therapy to correct a speech problem, should make an appointment by calling the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Cramer Hall, North 16th Street; phone: 288-7426. No charge is made for this service.