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Office of Residence Life Newsletter

MARCH 2011 | Issue 4 Volume 19


Residence Hall Selection process

The 2011-2012 online residence hall selection process for returning students will begin next week with the $200 housing deposit collection process. Returning students will select their housing assignment and roommate through an online system based on a randomly generated assignment time that is activated by the housing deposit.

Complete details about this year's process are now available online: CLICK HERE

Please note: All first- and second-year students, regardless of academic classification, are required to live in a university residence hall.


Spring Break Closing Information

All residence halls except Mashuda will be closed for Spring Break (March 12–20). The halls close at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th, and re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 20th.

Only those students who are permanent residents of Mashuda may stay in those buildings over break. Those students who are staying in Mashuda Hall for any portion of Spring Break must notify your residence hall director of the dates that you will be staying in the hall.


Desk Receptionist Selection

Looking for a great campus job? Do you want responsibility and to strengthen transferrable skills? How about the opportunity to help other students? If you said “yes” to all 3, then you should apply to be a Desk Receptionist (DR) for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The DR is an integral member of the Residence Life team because s/he serves as the initial representative of the residence hall/apartment building, Residence Life, and Marquette University.

Eligibility for the position:

* Any Marquette student in good standing with the university may apply!
* You do not need to live on-campus


* Available the week of March 7, 2011 from the residence hall and university apartment front desks, as well as the Office of Residence Life (ORL) website (
* Due on Monday, April 4, 2011 by 4:30pm to ORL (203, Carpenter Tower)

Information Sessions

* Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Humphrey Hall Auditorium
* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Humphrey Hall Auditorium


* Friday, April 8, 2011
* Saturday, April 9, 2011


Residence Life is on Facebook

Facebook LogoGet the latest updates and information about the Office of Residence Life by following us on our official Facebook

Residents of Cobeen Hall, Straz Tower and Schroeder Hall can also follow updates on Twitter.



RHA Elections

RHA LogoSpring Elections for Residence Hall Association Executive Board are currently under way!

If you are interested in running for a position or simply finding out more about Residence Hall Association and what being an Executive Board member would entail, simply contact RHA at or your Hall Director, or visit our website

Application packets for President, Executive Vice President and National Communications Coordinator are due by March 11.

Application packets for Vice Presidents of Administration, Finance, Legislation and Campus Relations are Due by March 25.

If you have any questions you can email the RHA at


MU Game Show is Fast Approaching

MU Game show is the fun and interactive way to win hundreds of dollars of prizes! It's modeled after the TV show "Minute to Win It" and will be held this year on Friday April 2, 2011 at 9pm in the Varsity Theatre.

Tickets are only $5 and give you a chance to compete in games, be entered in a raffle and have an all around good time. Tickets will be sold at the door and may be purchased with cash or MarquetteCash.

If you have any questions about this event do not hesitate to email the Marquette RHA at


Lil' Sibs Weekend 2011

Lil SibsWild Wild Marquette: It’s a Blue & Gold Rush! Lil' Sibs Weekend 2011 will be held from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17. Bring your favorite little cowboy or cowgirl to all the great events hosted by RHA. Visit the Lil Sibs website to get your registration forms.


Faculty Excellence Awards

NRHH LogoThe St. Joan of Arc Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is now accepting nominations for the 2010-2011 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Students can nominate professors and teaching assistants who made an impact on the lives of students living in university-owned housing or who were involved with university housing programs.

Nominations are due March 24 at 5 PM. For more information or to nominate a Faculty Member visit the NRHH website.


NRHH Of the Month (OTM) Awards

Do you know someone who does their job really well? Someone who is always on top of their game and has an awareness of what is going on campus and in the community? Did you attend a really great campus event?

If so, you should consider writing an Of the Month (OTM) nomination! OTMs are given monthly to individuals, groups, or programs that have made a positive impact on the residence life community at Marquette University.

If you would like to submit a nomination, please visit the OTM website at



Hunger Clean-Up

Sign up as a team leader or member by April 1st! Sign up is now available at

Hunger Clean-Up has grown to be Marquette’s largest one-day service project. Having forged relationships with over 150 agencies around and in the City, Hunger Clean-Up has made as big an impact on Milwaukee as it has on Marquette students.

Through education and advocacy we seek to make our students aware of the issues of hunger and homelessness in Milwaukee. Through fundraising efforts and corporate partnerships, they are able to supply local agencies with the resources they need to combat the ever-prevalent problem of hunger and homelessness.



Saturday, March 12, 2011: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for Spring Break

Sunday, March 20, 2011: Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m. for all residence hall students

Saturday, May 14, 2011: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for the spring semester



2011-12 Housing Selection Process

Spring Break Closing Info

Want to be a Desk Receptionist?

Connect with ORL on Facebook


RHA Elections

MU Game Show

Lil' Sibs Weekend

Faculty Excellence Award Nomination

Of the Month (OTM) Awards


Hunger Clean-Up


Check out these important opening and closing dates

Marquette University
Office of Residence Life
Carpenter Tower, 203

Phone 414-288-7208

Visit the Office of Residence Life Web site for more news and information for students living in the residence halls.

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