Winter Orientation in blue text

Winter Orientation begins in January each year, and welcomes first-year and transfer students who are beginning their Marquette career in the spring semester. We recognize the unique background and interests of each student, and we provide a program that is personalized to students’ needs.

Beginning in December, all new students will receive information via their Marquette e-mail account with details for the Winter Orientation. Having trouble accessing your eMarq account? Visit the IT Services website.

Residence Halls open the Saturday prior to the start of the semester at 8 a.m. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 


Winter Orientation Timeline

Early January
New students will receive a postcard, email, and phone call with details regarding Winter Orientation.

Saturday prior to classes
Move-in starts at 8:00 a.m. Residence Assistants will greet new students as they arrive.

Monday prior to classes
All new students get to join us for lunch at our Winter Welcome! This includes delicious meal at the Annex, remarks from the Vice President for Student Affairs, a City Tour by Milwaukee Food & City Tours, and a BookMarq visit.

First week of classes
New students can attend Winter Organization Fest as a group to learn more about getting involved. Excited about getting involved at MU? Learn about the Winter Organization Fest and the Community Service Fair!

For questions regarding the Winter Orientation schedule, please contact the Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or