New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation

Orientation written in gold

Welcome to Marquette University!

SAVE THE DATE: New Student Orientation 2020 will be August 24 - 25!

New Student Orientation is an exciting event for the Marquette community. New Student Orientation includes two days of activities designed to introduce all new students (first-year and transfer) to our academic excellence, vibrant campus life and community involvement that constitute the Marquette tradition.There are several events that first-year and transfer students are required to attend, and a variety of events that are optional. Students living on campus will move into their residence halls between August 22 - August 24.

We’re preparing to accommodate your personal choices by providing Orientation virtually, with the opportunity to opt-in to an in-person meeting on Tuesday, August 25 (called "Green Space Get Together"). Your Orientation experience will be based on your response to the Orientation Survey (sent via Marquette email) due Friday, August 14.

New Student Convocation (Monday, August 24) will be the only program for families and will streamed virtually. Families are encouraged to assist their students with the move-in process and then can return home.

View the Orientation Schedule At-A-Glance (as of August 7, 2020).

Read the Orientation Email sent to new students (on August 7, 2020).

Marquette New Student & Family Guide

Be sure to utilize this resource as your one-stop shop for all new student and family information including schedules, maps, handouts, and more. The Marquette Guide will be used throughout SPARK@Home, Orientation, and the 2020 - 2021 academic year! 

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. 

Meals During Orientation

Meals during Orientation are served in the Dining Halls, beginning with dinner on Saturday, August 22. Residential students may gain access to the Dining Halls using the meal plan, accessible with their Marquette Student ID.

Parking for New Student Orientation is free on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. Free parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure (749 N. 16th Street) and in the Wells Street Parking Structure (1240 W. Wells Street). Please refer to the information you received from the Office of Residence Life regarding parking during move-in. 

Commuter student permits are on sale from the Parking Services Office located in the Wells Street Parking Structure. Day and overnight passes are available. To purchase a permit online, visit


For Orientation questions, please contact the Office of Student Development via email