Building Community

Welcome to your new home and community at Marquette University. Whether on campus or off, find that person, place, or activity that helps make Milwaukee feel like home. See the opportunities to connect with campus and the community below.

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Alumni Memorial Union (AMU)
1442 W Wisconsin Avenue 
(414) 288-7250 

The Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) is a gathering place on campus for students, staff, faculty, alumni and guests. As Marquette University’s student union, the AMU offers a space for the community to engage in campus activities, meet with others, seek out dining options, study with friends or simply hang out.

Inside the AMU, you’ll find the Brew Coffee Shop, five restaurants, Union Station (post office, Marquette University identification card services), and various campus activities. 


Union Sports Annex
804 N. 16th Street
(414) 288-7769

The Union Sports Annex is the premier entertainment facility in the heart of the Marquette University campus. The 24,000-square-foot complex includes a restaurant, bowling center and sport court.

The Annex restaurant offers pub inspired food including chicken tenders, wraps and Smash burgers and is a place where students can root for their favorite sports team. Check out our menu here.

The Annex Bowling Center houses 12 lanes of fully computerized, league-approved bowling. Come bowling with friends, join a team, or attend one of our specialty nights. More information regarding schedules, teams, specialty nights, and pricing can be found here.

The Annex sport court area is the size of an NCAA volleyball court and the floor originally was used in the Al McGuire Center for women’s volleyball games. Use of the equipment and space is free for Marquette University students with an MUID. The space can be used for various athletic activities ranging from basketball to volleyball, soccer, futsal and dodgeball.


Marquette University Athletics
Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th Street
(414) 288-4668

Attend a Marquette University sporting event! Admission to soccer, volleyball, women's basketball and lacrosse is free to all students with a valid MU ID. Men's basketball tickets are sold for the entire home schedule and cost $150. For more information, see Student Tickets—Marquette University Athletics


Dissertation Writing Workshop

The Graduate School offers a weeklong doctoral dissertation writing camp for students to dedicate time to write and research, come together in community, and work toward the completion of their dissertations. Faculty facilitators are present to assist, offer consultation, and monitor progress. 


Campus Ministry
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 236
(414) 288-6873

Graduate students are warmly invited to be part of any and all of Campus Ministry’s offerings. While graduate students are increasingly involved in all Campus Ministry retreats, the following retreats have particularly strong graduate attendance:

  • Holy Hill Road Trip
  • Silent Weekend
  • Ignatian Journey Retreat
  • Silent Directed Retreat
  • Lenten Retreat in Daily Life

Campus Ministry also offers weekly small group ministry sessions and opportunities for graduate students with prior ministerial experience or involvement in campus ministry to apply to become one of Marquette’s Hall Ministers. 


Center of Engagement and Inclusion
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 111
(414) 288-7205

The Center of Engagement and Inclusion (CEI) is dedicated to promoting the engagement, well-being and holistic growth of our underrepresented and historically marginalized students. We are committed to providing resources, education and advocacy that support retention, uphold justice, encourage leadership development and celebrate diversity in accordance with our Jesuit values.

Our programming and services focus primarily on all underrepresented and marginalized populations through our Heritage, History and Awareness programming, although our office is open to all students and fosters productive dialogue and interactions around inclusivity and multicultural engagement


Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
(414) 288-5841

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) serves as a channel for graduate students to voice concerns, resolve difficulties, and provide feedback on issues that directly affect graduate student life at Marquette University. Additionally, the GSO is dedicated to providing opportunities for community service and fostering social connections between graduate students. Contact GSO at or (414) 288-5841.


The Graduate School annually awards three, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Awards to graduate students who have served as teaching assistants for at least two semesters. Winners are announced during Graduate Student Week at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and will be awarded certificates of recognition and cash prizes.  


The Graduate School hosts Graduate Student Week with in-person and virtual events in late February. The week includes events for free refreshments, self-care, socializing, career networking and finding funding, and closes with the Three Minute Thesis competition. 

A complete list of events can be found on the Graduate School website.


Office of Inclusion and Belonging
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 121
(414) 288-4274

The Office of Inclusion and Belonging and the Division of Student Affairs warmly welcome all Marquette undergraduate and graduate students, prospective students and families, alumni, and community members.

The Office of Inclusion and Belonging and Inclusion strives to develop a community of engaged citizens for and with others by working with students and student organizations to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate programs as well as provide supplemental resources to support student development and growth in the areas of leadership education and training, social justice education, student advocacy, retention and mentoring programs, community outreach, and diversity celebration.


International Student Peer Support (ISPS)
Graduate School, Zilber 205
(414) 288-6370

The International Student Peer Support (ISPS) program offers connection and support to incoming international graduate students as they transition to life at Marquette University and Milwaukee. Through peer-to-peer connections with current international students, the program aims to welcome new students, help them navigate their new home, and build an inclusive community.


LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 140
(414) 288-4975

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is focused on support and advocacy for the needs of our students, staff, and faculty with gender, romantic, and sexual minority identities. Our Center is a welcoming and inclusive space, open to all, and seeks to provide an atmosphere of great dialogue, engagement, and compassion.

We have a web page dedicated to providing resources for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as their allies on campus and beyond. Here, you will find information, organizations, and services tailored to a variety of identities and experiences.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center contributes to a culture of equity on campus through intentional programming and events. Check out upcoming events here.

Within the LGBTQ+ Resource Center we offer a Queer Closet which provides Marquette students with free and accessible gender-affirming clothing and accessories.


Recreational Sports
(414) 288-7778

Recreational Sports offers fitness facilities, fitness classes, and intramural sports opportunities for all graduate students. It’s a great way to get involved in campus life, meet new friends, get great exercise, and most importantly have fun!

Indoor Recreation
Rec Plex, Rec Plex Nest, O'Donnell Hall and Old Gym. See temporary recreation locations.

NEW Wellness and Recreation Facility (Coming 2024!)


Wellness Wednesdays

The Graduate School and the Center for Student Health & Wellness have partnered to offer summer programming for graduate students to foster community, service, wellbeing, and fun!