RISE 2021 is a free multicultural pre-orientation program for underrepresented first-year students. It will take place Tuesdays, August 10 and 17 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM CDT and also have an in-person component for students who participate in the virtual programs. The date(s) of the in-person experience will be announced as it becomes available.

Using Microsoft Teams, RISE will include an introduction to student mentors and the Office of Engagement and Inclusion. Links to join the virtual sessions will be sent to students’ Marquette email addresses.

All sessions will be from 11 AM - 12:30 PM CST. The first portion of the sessions will include a presentation by a University department followed by an opportunity to break out into smaller groups to ask questions of RISE Mentors. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 

Introductions & Icebreakers: Who's coming to Marquette?

We want to get to you know, Class of 2025! Meet the mentors, and through a few fun questions, we invite you to begin building our RISE community! We encourage students to come to this session with questions!


Tuesday August 17, 2021

Meet the Office of Engagement and Inclusion Staff

Are you interested in joining a student organization, the multicultural student council, sorority or fraternity life, and other leadership program? Learn more during this session then have a chance to breakout into smaller groups to ask questions in a more personalized setting.


What happens during the in-person RISE program?

The in-person program has historically been an 3-day overnight program prior to University Orientation.  Sample programs during the three days of RISE include:

Move-in and check-in with campus tours 

Welcome Dinner for Families and guests

Meet your Mentors (icebreakers in small and large groups)

Breakfast with University President, Dr. Michael Lovell

Managing your First Semester conversation with the Office of Student Educational Services

Behind Closed Doors with Student Mentors

Meet the Professors!

Tour of MKE’s north and southsides neighborhoods

Dinner and Bowling at the Annex




Gathering during University Orientation  

 We will convene the RISE students in accordance to the CDC and University guidelines during Orientation.  More information will be provided during the RISE sessions and to participants via their Marquette email.