Marquette offers several special housing options that bring together students with common majors or common interests, both with and without required courses that are a hallmark of the living/learning programs.
Nuestro Hogar Community
Open to freshmen and sophomores who are native or heritage Spanish speakers or upper-level Spanish students, the Spanish Language and Cultures Living Learning Community provides an environment where students are immersed in Spanish and participate in Hispanic cultural events and activities on the Marquette campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee communities.
Umoja: Black Living Learning Community
Umoja means Unity in Swahili, there is no better word to describe the intention of this living learning community. Umoja: Black Living Learning Community (LLC) seeks to create a space for Black students across the diaspora to come together and form a community. Umoja intends to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those who value the Black community, culture, and identities and are interested in learning and engaging around these values.
Three floors of Eckstein Tower in our newest residence hall are reserved for incoming engineering students and can accommodate approximately 90 students.
The College of Engineering partners with the Office of Residence Life to provide upper-class academic peer mentoring, academic success workshops and programming to support students in their first year in the College of Engineering. Students are typically enrolled in the similar classes and prove to be helpful to one another academically and socially.
To be a part of this community, select Eckstein Tower as your building preference and Engineering LLC as your preferred room type when you complete your housing preference online.
First-year Honors Community
All freshman honors students have the opportunity to live together in a Living Learning Community. Often enrolled in the same classes, these students participate in study groups, attend in-hall programs featuring the faculty they meet in the classroom, and sponsor a variety of out-of class events and activities.
The LLC occupies 11 floors in Straz Tower. Each floor is co-ed and consists of first- and second-year students. Students living in the LLC will move into the hall a day early to attend a first-year Honors Orientation.
To be a part of this community, select Straz Tower as your building preference and Honors LLC as your preferred room type when you complete your housing preference online.
One floor in our all-female residence hall is reserved for 30 incoming nursing students who sponsor a variety of social programs with the faculty as well as pre-exam study sessions. Faculty report that these students are generally more engaged with their academic program than those not living on the floor.
To be a part of this community, select Cobeen Hall as your building preference and Nursing LLC as your preferred room type when you complete your housing preference online.
Second-year Honors Community
Only Honors students are eligible to live in the Honors LLC. If you intend to live with a roommate who is not in the honors program, you will need to go through the general housing selection process. Similarly, if you drop the honors program at any point in time, you will be required to move to a different community.
The Honors LLC seeks to build a community of rising scholars and community leaders that fosters intellectual dialogue, academic inquiry, reflection and transformative learning in the Ignatian tradition.
In celebration of community and goodwill, the Global Village – started in 2002 by the Office of University Apartments, Office of International Education and International Business Studies – helps international exchange students adapt to life at Marquette.
Four students – two current undergraduates called “ambassadors” and two international exchange students — live together in a two-bedroom, furnished unit in Campus Town West, conveniently located across from campus.
Global Village is a close-knit community that promotes cultural sharing and great opportunities for personal growth. Marquette students wanting to be ambassadors can request to live with a friend who is also an ambassador. You can be in any major, from any background.
You’ll complete a survey and be carefully matched with international students giving similar answers. You and your three roommates split the cost of a Campus Town apartment.