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. Students living on campus will move into their residence halls on the same day as Orientation begins.

All new first-year students and transfer students are required to check-in for Orientation.

Orientation events are designed to help students be successful at Marquette. For this reason, there are several events that first-year and transfer students are required to attend, and a variety of events that are optional. 

Marquette New Student & Family Guide - Updates Coming in August!

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, Family Weekend 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 Monday. 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