RISE participants with President Lovell

This year Marquette is excited to host RISE virtuallyRISE is a multicultural pre-orientation program for underrepresented first-year students. It will take place Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20, 2020 starting at 3:00 PM CDT both days. Using Zoom, RISE will include an introduction to student mentors, and various campus resources, services and offices. 

If we are able to convene in-person the during Orientation and the first week of classes, we will follow CDC and University guidelines in doing so. More information about this will be announced when available.

Pending the format of the academic year, the following programs will be available for students who participate in the two-day virtual sessions:

  • 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 via their Marquette e-mail to apply. If you are interested and do not receive an e-mail, please contact Zuleyka Rios, Assistant Director for Multicultural Recruitment, at zuleyka.rios@marquette.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a free program?

Yes, this virtual program is free, and RISE continues to offer free programming throughout the academic year. 

When can I expect to receive the Zoom link to participate?

Students who have registered will receive a Zoom link in their Marquette email inbox on the day of session. 


I have a conflict on one of the days of the virtual sessions.  Can I still participate?

Yes, you can still participate! Any students who participate in either or both of the two days will be added to the mailing list to continue participating in the RISE programs throughout the year.



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

For questions concerning the application process, please contact Zuleyka Rios.