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.

Please check back on this site in early-March for more information about SPARK 2017.

SPARK is designed for New Students and their parents/guardians who will be helping support thier student through their Marquette experience. They will have separate programming and schedules to help provide information and answer questions.

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 prior to attending.

Click here for a list of SPARK 2017 General FAQ's and answers.

For questions, please contact the Office of Student Development at newstudentprogs@marquette.edu or 414-288-1412.

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Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 15-16
  • Session 2: June 18-19
  • Session 3: June 22-23
  • Session 4: July 6-7
  • Session 5: July 10-11
  • Session 6: August 23

*Sessions 2 & 3 will offer programming in Spanish for family members and quests.

*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.

*Personalized registration links will be sent in February after students have paid their tuition deposit.



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