SPARK, which occurs in summer, is mandatory for all new first-year students and offers students and their families the opportunity to peer into their lives at Marquette University and prepare for their upcoming transition to college. Students will also register for classes and meet with representatives from the colleges and campus community.
SPARK is designed for New Students and their parents/guardians who will be helping support their student through their Marquette experience. They will have separate programming and schedules to help provide information and answer questions.
Personalized registration links are available on your Marquette Student Status page after payment of tuition deposit.
SPARK 2017 will use the Marquette University Events app powered by Guidebook for all schedules, maps, handouts and more. Check out the web-based version of the app here starting June 1st!
Click here for the General FAQ
Click here for our Preparation FAQ to plan for your trip to campus
Click here for the Advising & Registration FAQ
Click here for additional information for International Students
Students attending Sessions 1-5 will be assigned housing in one of our residence halls on campus. If necessary, guests will need to book their own accommodations on campus by contacting Marquette Conference Services (414) 288-7887 or at local hotels. One campus option will be Straz Tower.
Sessions by college (space is limited and sessions will fill):
*Sessions 2 & 3 will offer programming in Spanish for family members and guests.
*Session 6 is only for students who are coming from far distances from campus and is our smallest session as the campus prepares for Orientation and the start of classes. Housing will not be provided to students and families attending Session 6.
*Honors Program students are encouraged to attend SPARK Sessions 1-5.
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