Two women at New Student Convocation at Marquette University

Mission Statement | Special Events
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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.  SPARK (Summer Priority Advising & Registration Kick-off), in summer, is a mandatory 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

Kelly Neumann
Assistant Dean for New Student and Family Programs
(414) 288-5769

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.

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Late Night

Late Night Marquette

Late Night Marquette actively promotes a vibrant campus culture by collaborating with members of the university and Milwaukee communities to provide fun, innovative, and inexpensive programming to students. View the calendar of Late Night events here.