New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation

Orientation written in gold

Welcome to Marquette University!

Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Student Orientation is an exciting event for the Marquette community. New Student Orientation includes five 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.

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 2021 - 2022 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. 

The Orientation schedule is published as of August 2. Continue to refresh the schedule for updates as we near Orientation!

View the Orientation Schedule At-A-Glance. (This schedule is not comprehensive; it simply provides a high-level overview. Please refer to the Marquette Guide for the full schedule).

Your Summer Checklist

Make sure you spend some time reviewing the Summer New Student Checklist, your list to stay organized and prepared for your arrival on campus this fall.

Meals During Orientation

Meals during Orientation are served in the Dining Halls, beginning with dinner on Tuesday, August 24. Residential students may gain access to the Dining Halls using the meal plan, accessible with their Marquette Student ID.

Commuters At Marquette

Commuters at Marquette is designed to offer first-year and transfer commuter students support and resources that will assist with their transition to Marquette. Join us on Wednesday, August 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided! Start off your Orientation experience with free dinner on campus and meet new friends.

To get an accurate count for the meal, please RSVP here by Monday, August 9th.

Milwaukee Excursions

Milwaukee Excursions are a great opportunity to explore what the city has to offer, from Connect & Serve to City Tours, to Boat Cruises and the Zoo! Registration will be live on Monday, August 9! Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events will be free, while others will cost $15.

Parking is free for Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday, 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