RISE participants with President Lovell

Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence: August 2021

This year, Marquette is excited to host RISE both virtually and in-person. RISE is a free multicultural pre-orientation program for underrepresented first-year students. Virtual RISE will take place August 10 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT. The in-person RISE will start Monday, August 23 and continue through Wednesday, August 25.



August 10, 2021: Meet the Mentors (Virtual)

We want to get to know you, Class of 2025! During the August 10 RISE session, you will meet the mentors and participate in fun ice-breaking activities to begin building your RISE community. We encourage students to come to this session with questions.


August 17, 2021: Meet the Office of Engagement & Inclusion (Virtual)

Are you interested in joining a student organization, the multicultural student council, a sorority or fraternity or anther leadership program? The August 17 RISE session will introduce Marquette student organizations and provide breakout group conversation for questions in a personalized setting with RISE Mentors. 


Monday, August 23, 2021 through Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (In-Person)

RISE participants will be required to stay in O'Donnell Residence Hall. Check-in to the RISE orientation startsat 1 p.m. on Monday, August 23 at O'Donnell Residence Hall.


To learn more about the programs on these dates, please see the sample schedule at this link. 


Using Microsoft Teams for the virtual sessions, RISE will include an introduction to student mentors and various campus resources, services and offices. We are also planning to convene during New Student Orientation; we will follow CDC and university guidelines in doing so. 

The following programs will be available for students who participate in RISE throughout the academic year:

  • Workshops to develop skills and strategies for success in your first year and beyond
  • An opportunity to connect with fellow students, faculty and staff of color
  • Team building events and activities 

Students will receive an individualized invitation to apply. If you are interested and do not receive an e-mail, please contact Lindsay Barbeau, Assistant Director of Communications, at lindsay.barbeau@marquette.edu.


See FAQs here.

If you have any additional questions about the program or accommodations, please contact Clara Dwyer, Assistant Director in the Center for Engagement and Inclusion.