Save the date for Family Weekend: September 23-25, 2022.

Family Weekend is an annual weekend each fall for parents and families to connect with their students, Marquette, and the city of Milwaukee. Events are open to all family members of Marquette students.

Family Weekend includes many types of activities that allow you to explore Marquette and Milwaukee! You can decide if you'd like to explore the campus scene, venture out for fun in the city, or a little of both. Many events are free and do not require advanced registration.

Starting August 31, check out the Marquette New Student & Family Guide for all Family Weekend schedule information! Download the Marquette app to your phone by going directly to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store and searching for Marquette Guide! If you prefer to explore online, you can view Marquette New Student & Family Guide in your browser.

Download the Family Weekend Schedule at-a-glance for a quick view of the events for 2022 (subject to change).

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 24 at 3:00pm. The location has been moved to the Varsity Theatre to accommodate a larger audience. Tickets for Convocation are sold out. However, first year students and their families are welcome to attend the simulcast of New Student Convocation at 3pm in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms. Registration is still required due to limited capacity, and that can be done via our Eventbrite link. Additionally, the livestream will be available beginning at 2:45 PM on 9/24 here to watch from another location.


Some events during Family Weekend require tickets, and many are provided at no cost. Check out the Family Weekend Schedule above for the full picture, or visit the Marquette New Student & Family Guide! Family Weekend events that require tickets will be live at Noon on Friday, September 2. 

1. Eventbrite Tickets (New Student Convocation, Al McGuire Center Tours, Near West Side Bus Tour, Acatoberfest, Nursing Simulation & Observation Class)

2. Milwaukee Food & City Tours (City Tours, Around the Ward in 90 Minutes, Streetcar History & Treat Tours, Sprecher Brewery Tours, Pizza Bus Tour, Brady Street Lunch Tour, Shuttle Service to and from Third Ward)

3. Haggerty Open Galleries (free event but registration is required)

4. Marquette Women's Volleyball Match (claim up to 6 FREE tickets to watch Marquette's Women's Volleyball team take on BIG EAST rival Butler)

Family Weekend Information

Stop by between 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, on the 2nd Floor of the Alumni Memorial Union (1442 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI). Our staff will be happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction.

Family Weekend Parking

Both the 16th Street (749 N. 16th Street) and Wells Street (1240 W. Wells Street) parking garages will be open and free for Family Weekend.


Bringing a younger family member?

If someone under 18 years of age wishes to stay overnight in the residence halls with their Marquette student, please submit the Under 18 Overnight Guest Form page2image45189360to the Office of Residence Life. This form must be submitted 3 days in advance of the stay in person at our residence hall or emailed directly to your Residence Hall Director.

For questions regarding Family Weekend, please contact the Office of Student Development at or (414) 288-1412.