New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation

Orientation Logo

Welcome to Marquette University!

New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation are exciting events for the Marquette community. New Student Orientation and Transfer Orientation, both held Aug. 23–25, 2018, include three days of activities. Orientation sessions are designed to introduce all new students (first-year and transfer) to our academic excellence, vibrant campus life and community involvement that constitute 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 and transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 (also first-year student and transfer student move-in day for the residence halls) between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (Third Floor).

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.

Check out the Marquette app for all Orientation information. Download the Marquette app to your phone by going directly to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store and searching for Marquette Guidebook. If you prefer to explore online, click the following guides: Marquette App

Download the At A Glance New Student Orientation schedule

Meals During Orientation
Meals are served in the residence halls, beginning with dinner on Thursday. 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.

Milwaukee Excursions and Urban Connection
Get to know Milwaukee during Orientation. Register for Milwaukee Excursions and Urban Connection Register for Milwaukee Excursions and Urban Connection!

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 Parking for Family Orientation is free on Thursday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 24. 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 at 749 N. 16th Street, and in the Wells Street Parking Structure, located at 1240 W. Wells Street.

Family Weekend 2018
Family Weekend registration will begin September 1.

For Orientation questions and concerns, please contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or email