Ready to Inspire Success and Excellence: August 19-21, 2019

This year Marquette is excited to host RISE, an orientation for multicultural and underrepresented students. RISE will take place Monday, August 19, through Wednesday, August 21 and will help provide students with some additional resources and context for the official start of the school year during New Student Orientation on August 22.

RISE will include:

  • An introduction to campus resources, services, and offices
  • 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 to build community
  • An exploration of Milwaukee

Overnight accommodations, meals and transportation during program will be provided.

Space is limited and students will be selected on a competitive basis. Students will receive an individualized invitation via e-mail to apply – if you are interested and do not receive an e-mail please contact Zuleyka Rios at



Is this a free program?

As Marquette is committed to diversity and inclusion we have decided to offer this program at no cost. Registration, meals, transportation and housing will all be covered by the program.   

Will overnight accommodations be provided for commuter students?

Yes, staying overnight is mandatory and commuter students will be able to spend the night on campus.

Will I be able to stay in my room or move into my residence hall early?

No, this will not impact move-in time. You will move into your residence hall on August 22, 2019 as per your assigned move-in time. Program participants will spend the night in Schroeder Hall, a sophomore residence hall. You will be able to drop-off larger items in your residence hall room the morning of August 19 but will not be able to unpack.

Will overnight accommodations be provided for parents?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide accommodations for parents. However, parents are welcome to join us for dinner on day one of RISE. 

If you have any additional questions about the program or accommodations, please contact Dr. Joya Crear, Assistant VP for Student Affairs, at 

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