• Family Weekend
  • Friday,
    Oct. 5
  • Saturday,
    Oct. 6
  • Sunday,
    Oct. 7

2011 Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2012

Friday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 7

Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your student, gather with your Marquette family, and celebrate all that makes the Marquette experience unlike any other. Click the tabs above to explore the programs and activities that Family Weekend 2012 has to offer Marquette families and students.

Registration will open on Monday, Aug. 27, at 5:00 p.m. CST

Schedule

 

Travel information

 

Campus Map

 

Parking Campus Map

Parking is $3 for the entire weekend in the 16th Street Parking Structure, located between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street, and the Wells Street Parking Structure, located between 12th and 13th streets.

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Friday, September 30th

Marquette Pin

Registration

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor
Pick up a Family Weekend folder for your schedule and name tags.

Family Bowling

Session I
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session II
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
Includes shoe rental, snacks, beverages and 90 minutes of bowling. Siblings must be accompanied by an adult. Socks and reservations are mandatory for this popular activity! Space is limited, so register early. Open bowling also will be available during the weekend. Please contact the Annex at (414) 288-7769 for more information. $3 per person, per session.


Meet the College

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a reception mingling with the dean, associate deans, faculty members, and other parents of your student's college.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
AMU, Room 157

College of Business Administration
Straz Hall, Lobby

Diederich College of Communication
Johnston Hall, jPad, Room 104

College of Education
Schroeder Complex, Hartman Literacy and Learning Center, Room 151

College of Engineering
Engineering Hall, First Floor

College of Health Sciences
Cramer Hall, Student Lounge

College of Nursing
Clark Hall, Terrace, Lower Level

Dinner, Gold 'n Blues and ComedySportz

6 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Gold 'n Blues
7 p.m. ComedySportz


Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
The fun continues with Milwaukee's best family-friendly improv show, ComedySportz. It's guaranteed to make you laugh! $18 per person.

 

Tours

Dessert Tour of the Historic Third Ward

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A delicious and educational 2.5 hour walking dessert tour of Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward guided by Milwaukee Food Tours.  Join us and discover true ethnic treasures in this lively neighborhood! The Third Ward is now home to numerous art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, the Broadway Theatre Center, and the Milwaukee Public Market. You'll also learn about the history and architecture of the Third Ward while sampling desserts from 5 eateries and your local guide will point out hidden entertainment spots and restaurants along the way. $40 per person, includes bus transportation to and from campus, desserts, and gratuities.

Eckstein Hall Tour

1:30 p.m.
Eckstein Hall is located at 1215 W. Michigan St. Meet the tour guide at the main entrance.

 

Al McGuire Center Tour

3 p.m.
The McGuire Center is located at 770 W. 12th St. Meet the tour guide at the main entrance.


Theatre Performance: The Foreigner

7:30 p.m.
Helfaer Theatre
A shy Englishman, Charlie, just wants to be left alone. The locals are intrigued when “Froggy” LaSueur brings him to a rural Georgia fishing lodge under the pretense that Charlie speaks no English. Charlie’s plan to remain the silent observer gets out of control in Larry Shue’s hysterical comedy The Foreigner. Originally premiering in Milwaukee, the wit and tongue-in-cheek fun take the audience on a wild adventure as Charlie learns about himself and finds friends in the most unlikely places. $18 per person; $9 student (Student I.D. must be shown upon admittance); $9 child (ages 4 – 21).

Marquette Women's Volleyball

7 p.m. Marquette vs. Pittsburgh
Al McGuire Center
$5 per adult, $3 for youth (18 and under).

Flashback Friday Film: Back to the Future

9 p.m.
Varsity Theatre
Sponsored by the Marquette University Student Government. $2 per person.







Saturday, October 1st

Registration

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Second Floor

Living Ignatian: Marquette’s Jesuit Values

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Chapel of the Holy Family
What Jesuit values are your sons and daughters learning and living at Marquette? Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president for mission and ministry, will lead this morning retreat for parents. It will be a time to learn, reflect and understand how Marquette’s core values relate to the Jesuit tradition. All faith traditions are welcome. $5 per person. Space is limited.

Behind the Scenes: The Real Student Experience

10 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union

Have you ever wondered what students are up to these days? Learn about the current Marquette student culture, demographics, and infrastructure in place to support students. Presented by Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students, and Julie Murphy, assistant dean for new student and family programs.

Flu Clinic

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Influenza vaccinations (injectable) will be available to students and their family members. Flu shots, administered by Student Health Service, will cost $20 and can be paid for with cash, check, credit card, or MU cash. No pre-registration for the flu shot is necessary.


Office of International Education Open House

10 a.m. to noon
Holthusen Hall, Fourth Floor
Visit the Office of International Education and learn about study abroad opportunities, international programming and other cross-cultural exchange opportunities. Meet staff, study abroad alumni and current international students.

Your Student's Health and Safety on Campus

11:15 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Joe Secanky, crime prevention officer in the department of public safety, and Amy Melichar Messman, coordinator of health education & promotion in the center for health education and promotion, discuss the health, safety and socialization issues students may face during their college years.

Being the Difference: Marquette Students Serving the World

1 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
Join Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and hear from students who live Marquette's mission of excellence, faith, leadership and service locally and around the world. Students from Global Brigades, Midnight Run, Mardi Gras, Hunger Clean-up and the Marquette Action Program will share how service shapes their world views.

Theatre Performance: The Foreigner         

1 p.m.
Helfaer Theatre
$18 per person; $9 student (Student I.D. must be shown upon admittance); $9 child (ages 4 – 21).

Family Bowling

Session III
10:30 a.m. to noon
Session IV
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Session V
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Union Sports Annex
Includes shoe rental, snacks, beverages and 90 minutes of bowling. Siblings must be accompanied by an adult. Socks and reservations are mandatory for this popular activity! Space is limited, so register early. Open bowling also will be available during the weekend. Please contact the Annex at (414) 288-7769 for more information. $3 per person, per session.

 

Tours

Marquette University Apartment Presentations (30 minutes each)

9:30 a.m.

11 a.m. 

1:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227

Apartment Building Tours will run every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last tour will leave at 2:45 p.m.
Humphrey Hall (1716 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
Campus Town East (1500 W. Wells St.)
Campus Town West (819 N. 16th St.)

Eckstein Hall Tour

11 a.m.
Eckstein Hall is located at 1215 W. Michigan St. Meet the tour guide at the main entrance.

 

Al McGuire Center Tour

2 p.m.
The McGuire Center is located at 770 W. 12th St. Meet the tour guide at the main entrance.

 

Legacy Family Group Photo

3 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Westowne Square
A Legacy student is someone whose parent or sibling attended Marquette. If you are an alumnus/alumna or have more than one child who went to Marquette, you are part of aLegacy family! You are invited to be a part of a special photo that celebrates the next generation of Marquetters. Group photo will be taken at 3:15 p.m.

 

Family Weekend Mass

4:30 p.m.
Church of the Gesu
Celebrate this special Mass with Marquette families. Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J. will preside.

Theatre Pre-performance Dinner and Chat

5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Dinner and Chat
Eckstein Hall, Tory Hill Café      
Dine with other theatre patrons and learn some behind-the-scenes information about the production of The Foreigner.
                                                            

7:30 p.m. Theatre Performance: The Foreigner
Helfaer Theatre

$35 per person includes dinner, drinks and a ticket to the play; $29 per student (Student I.D. must be shown upon admittance); $29 per child (ages 4 – 21).

Marquette Men's Soccer Game

7:05 p.m. Marquette vs. Rutgers
Valley Fields, 1818 W. Canal St.
$10 per person, includes food and beverage voucher and a game ticket. Bus transportation will be provided to and from Valley Fields. For game tickets only, contact the Marquette Ticket Office at (414) 288-7127.

Chorus Concert

7 p.m.
Church of the Gesu
Treat yourself to a special Family Weekend performance.

Featured Film: Brave

5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Varsity Theatre
$2 per person

Theatre Performance: The Foreigner       

7:30 p.m.
Helfaer Theatre
$18 per person; $9 student (Student I.D. must be shown upon admittance); $9 child (ages 4 – 21).

Sunday, October 2nd

Mass

9 a.m.
Church of the Gesu

Family Brunch

10 a.m. Brunch
Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
$18 per person; $9 (ages 5-12); Free (ages 4 and under).

The Annual Family Weekend Band Concert

11 a.m.
Varsity Theatre
Enjoy the sounds of the Marquette University Band.

Marquette Women's Volleyball

2 p.m. Marquette vs. USF
Al McGuire Center
$5 per adult, $3 for youth (18 and under).

Theatre Performance: The Foreigner

2:30 p.m.
Helfaer Theatre
$18 per person; $9 student (Student I.D. must be shown upon admittance); $9 child (ages 4 – 21).

 

 

 

Tours

Historic Milwaukee Bus Tour

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Shopping Bus Tour of Milwaukee's Historic (and now trendy) Neighborhoods

Learn more about Milwaukee with a city tour with Milwaukee Food Tours through neighborhoods originally settled by Italian, Irish, Polish and German immigrants. We'll travel by bus and you'll have time to shop at Milwaukee hot spots in the Historic Third Ward, Brady Street and Old World Third Street. Includes stops at the Milwaukee Public Market, Glorioso Brothers - Italian Foods, Wisconsin Cheese Mart and more. If desired, you'll be able to purchase lunch along the way. $12 per person, includes the bus transportation to and from campus (children under 10 are free).


Hotels

Many downtown hotels have reached capacity for the weekend, however, the following hotels may be good alternatives for you and your family. Most are still a short drive from campus.

Wyndham Milwaukee

4747 South Howell Ave.
(414) 481-8000
(877) 999-3223

Days Inn Wauwatosa

11811 West Blue Mound Road
Wauwatosa
(414) 771-4500

Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West

2303 North Mayfair Road
(414) 257-3400
(800) 967-9033

Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee-West Medical Center

11111 West North Avenue
Wauwatosa
(888) HOLIDAY
(888) 465-4329

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Airport

545 W. Layton Ave
(888) HOLIDAY
(888) 465-4329

Hilton Garden Inn – Milwaukee Airport

5890 S. Howell Avenue
(414) 481-8280
(877) stay-hgi

Best Western Milwaukee Airport Hotel

5105 S. Howell Avenue
(414) 769-2100
(800) 780-7234

Clarion Hotel Airport

5311 S. Howell Avenue
(414) 481-2400
(877) 424-6423

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport

200 West Grange Avenue
(414) 744-3600
(888) 492-8847

Comfort Suites Milwaukee Airport

6362 S. 13th Street
Oak Creek
(414) 570-1111
(877) 424-6423

Downtown Dining

Downtown Dining
Saturday, October 1

We are pleased to offer a preset three-course menu at one of the popular Milwaukee restaurant locations listed below.

Each dinner will include an appetizer, entrιe and dessert. Please call the restaurant directly to make your reservation, mentioning you are with Marquette University Family Weekend. Reservations are available on a limited basis at each location. More detailed information, including menus and restaurant information can be found by clicking the links.

Charro

Charro
729 N. Milwaukee St.
(414) 431-5557
http://www.charrorestaurante.com
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Reservations available 5 – 9 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Carnevor
724 N. Milwaukee St
(414) 223-2200
http://www.carnevor.com
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Reservations available 5 – 6 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity


Ryan Braun's Graffito

Ryan Braun's Graffito
102 N. Water Street
(414) 727-2888
http://www.ryanbraungraffito.com
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Reservations available Noon – 6 p.m.
$30 per person, plus tax and gratuity


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