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I have an event planned before May 10. What will happen to my event?

All events held on the Marquette University campus are canceled through May 10.

I have an event planned after May 10. What will happen to my event?

No decisions have been made regarding events scheduled to take place after May 10. Events after that date remain on hold until closer to the event, or the executive order remains in place, or the event is canceled by the hosting party. Recommendations on post-May 10 event cancellations, when requested, will be made on a case by case basis.

Will Commencement be postponed or canceled?

We have made the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone Marquette’s 139th Commencement ceremonies. We know this is just the latest in a series of changes our campus community – and especially our graduating seniors – have had to face. As parents ourselves, we have experienced firsthand that Commencement is the culmination of years of hard work for our graduates and their families. To give this special occasion the pomp and circumstance it deserves, we want to celebrate Commencement together, in person, and in a safe and meaningful way. A team from across the university is working on options, including the possibility of postponing the in-person celebration until August. We promise to be in touch with our spring 2020 graduates soon to share more details. With Commencement delayed, students who meet their graduation requirements will still have a graduation date of May 2020 on their diplomas and their degrees will be officially awarded in May 2020. The university intends to mail diplomas by early June.

Visit the Commencement website for more information.

Does the postponement apply to Baccalaureate Mass or college-specific ceremonies?

Yes. All Commencement activities are postponed.

Visit the Commencement website for more information.

Will the Raynor Library remain open?

Given very low numbers of students who are accessing Raynor Library in person, the library will close its physical space at 4:30 p.m. on March 27 and will move to all virtual resources. Students, faculty and staff working from home have access to most of the same library resources and support that are available when on campus:

  • Real-time librarian research and learning support is available via chat 24 hours per day, in partnership with other AJCU libraries.
  • Virtual research consultations and instructional support from librarians is available 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Extensive online research resources are available, including more than 480 electronic databases and almost 2.5 million e-books on topics relevant to all disciplines.
  • Libraries staff will provide print material support, including book chapter and article scanning service with a 48-hour turnaround.
  • Faculty who need a book during the COVID-19 closure can request a purchase for direct shipment to their home.

Will the Child Care Center remain open?

The Child Care Center will close, effective March 27. Please see Marquette Today for more information.

Will Marquette Athletic events (practices, workouts, competitions, etc.) still take place?

No. The Big East announced that all 2019-20 seasons (practice, workouts, competitions, etc.) for Marquette Athletics have concluded, effective immediately. Additionally, the postseason Big East and NCAA tournaments have been canceled.

I have a vehicle on campus. Am I permitted to leave it there even though I’m not returning to campus? Will my vehicle be safe?

Students who have a 24-hour parking permit may continue to leave their vehicle parked on campus. Any student who is currently parked on campus without a 24-hour permit should contact Parking Services at (414) 288-6911. Similarly, any student parked in a surface lot on campus who would prefer to move to a structure should contact Parking Services for an assignment.

The Marquette University Police Department will continue to patrol all parking areas and residences, per normal operating procedure.

Will I receive a parking refund?

Students: All students with commuter parking permits will receive a refund for 50% of the semester parking expense. Students with 24-hour parking permits must email the Parking Office by March 27 if they wish to cancel their parking permit and retrieve their car from campus by April 1 to receive a 50% refund. If students cancel their permits and remove their cars after April 1, the refund will be prorated.

Faculty and staff: The university will suspend collection of parking fees for those who pay to park in a campus parking structure or surface lot for the month of April, which will be reflected in April pay periods. The university will continue to assess parking as the situation evolves.

I’m an admitted student for fall 2020. Where can I get information on the admissions process?

Please visit our Admissions page for more information.

What is the deposit deadline for incoming first-year students?

Marquette University will maintain a May 1 deposit deadline for incoming first-year students planning to enroll in the fall 2020 term, but will be extending the deadline for students who request an extension due to the impact of COVID-19 on their decision-making process. If you would like to request a deposit extension, please follow this link and complete the extension request form.


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