New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation

Orientation written in gold

Welcome to Marquette University!

New Student Orientation is an exciting event for the Marquette community. New Student Orientation, held August 23–25, 2018, includes three days activities 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 halls 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.

Starting August 1, check out the Marquette Guidebook app for all Orientation information. 

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.

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 Please refer to the information you received from the Office of Residence Life regarding parking during move-in. Parking for New Student Orientation is free on Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24. 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.

Marquette New Student & Family Guide

Be sure to utilize this resource as your one-stop shop for all new student and family information including schedules, maps, handouts, and more. The Marquette Guide will be used throughout SPARK, Orientation, Family Weekend and the 2018-2019 academic year! The New Student Orientation schedule will be available starting July 1.

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, you can view Marquette Guidebook in your browser.

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