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Mission Statement

New Student and Family Programs, in collaboration with Marquette educators and current students, offers intentional programs for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and their families. These programs welcome students and families to the Marquette community, by:

The Marquette Parent Program, in collaboration with Marquette educators, offers resources to parents and guardians of current Marquette students.  These initiatives support student learning by:

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Special Events

New Student and Family Programs offers four special events specifically for incoming students and their families, to help them prepare for their transition to Marquette.  Winter Orientation, in January, is an optional program for new freshmen and transfer students admitted for the Spring semester.  Preview, in June, is an optional program for new freshmen and their families.  New Student Orientation, in late August is a mandatory program for new freshmen and transfer students and begins on move-in day.  Family Orientation, in late August, is an optional program for adult family members and siblings of new students, and begins on move-in day.

Family Weekend is an annual event open to family members of all current Marquette students.

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Meet the New Student and Family Programs Staff

The New Student and Family Programs staff includes administrators and students with a passion for supporting students and their families through important college transitions.  In addition to our full-time staff, we work with over 100 student leaders each summer, who comprise Orientation Staff (nicknamed “O-Staff”).

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Contact Us

General New Student and Family Programs information:
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 329
Phone: (414) 288-1412
Fax: (414) 288-3149

Julie Murphy
Assistant Dean for New Student and Family Programs
(414) 288-5769

Caitlin Wozniak
Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs
(414) 288-5767

Sue Pendzich
Administrative Assistant
(414) 288-1412

Orientation Planning Team

The Orientation Planning Team is comprised of four undergraduate students who spend their spring and summer planning a fun and educational experience for new students and family members through Preview and New Student and Family Orientation. More information about the Orientation Planning team is available on the Orientation Staff website.

orientation planning team photo 2015

Mary Arola
Graduate Intern

Alex Labeots

Family Coordinator

Alex VanZeeland
Community Coordinator

Danielle Schiestle
Special Events Coordinator

Brian Stumph
Personnel Coordinator

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Greek Life

Greek Life at Marquette

Greek life provides students the opportunity to find new friends, grow as leaders, and learn to be the difference! Joining a sorority or fraternity provides fantastic opportunities to develop leadership skills and can also help you develop professionally and prepare you for your chosen career. For more information, click here.