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Students can register for winter session in CheckMarq. Read about this J-Term class, “The Psychology of Happiness."

2019–20 FAFSA applications due Jan. 15

Key changes allow President Lovell to best align leadership team

Lit Family—Building friendship through liturgical choir

Follow university construction progress in real-time. View live webcams of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center and the new physician assistant studies building.

Talk with your student

Final exams and grades
The end of the semester is quickly approaching which means students are extremely busy preparing for final exams, papers and projects. During this stressful time, students should be encouraged to seek balance in work and play and take care of themselves. This is an ideal time to send words of reassurance, a care package or a gift certificate to enjoy a meal out.

Grades are posted in students’ CheckMarq accounts the week after finals. Inevitably, some students may not do as well as they had hoped. Take time to discuss with with your student what he or she hopes or plans to do differently in the future and encourage the them to take advantage of academic support services. More information about guest access on Checkmarq is available online.

A time for reflection and fun
Winter break is an ideal time for families and students to reflect on the semester, especially after students have caught up on sleep and reconnected with family and friends. Parents should take time to ask students about their favorite class, favorite Milwaukee restaurant, most challenging professor and new friends. It’s also a good time to encourage students to develop in their faith or spirituality and ask if they have considered taking advantage of the many faith-based resources offered for students of all backgrounds on campus.

When your student is home during winter break make sure to spend time doing fun activities. It doesn't necessarily have to be a big trip but rather a time for simple things that your student might have enjoyed prior to college. Some ideas can be found in “Winter break fun for families of college students” from

Away from home, students are learning to make independent and responsible decisions as an adult. Enjoy time with your student and take pride in the growth they have achieved.

Connect with Marquette

In addition to this Family E-newsletter, there are several ways for families to stay connected with Marquette and learn what's happening on campus:

Official Marquette University Parents Group – A Facebook group to ask questions and join discussions with other parents and Marquette staff.

Twitter – Check out what is happening at Marquette – in 140 characters or less.

Marquette Today – A one-stop internal communication destination for faculty, staff and students.

University News Center – News releases about major speakers, events and awards are posted and archived in the News Center.

Marquette Magazine – Offers profiles and stories that demonstrate the mission and life of the university.

Featured story

Dr. Robert Fox has 40 years of experience as a pioneer in the pediatric mental health field. A recent guest on the Marquette University Illuminating Intellect podcast, Fox talks about his work, legacy and offers some parenting advice based on his own experience and research.


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