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Review your Winter New Student Checklist and complete prior to January 25!

Winter Orientation takes place in January each year and welcomes first-year and transfer students who are beginning their Marquette career in the spring semester. We recognize the unique background and interests of each student, and we provide a program that is personalized to students’ needs.

Beginning in December, all new students will receive information via their Marquette email account with details for the Winter Orientation. Having trouble accessing your eMarq account? Visit the IT Services website.

Residence Halls open the Saturday prior to the start of the semester at 8am. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 


Winter Orientation Timeline

Early January
New students will receive a postcard, email, and phone call with details regarding Winter Orientation.

Week prior to classes
Select your preferences for Winter Orientation! Winter Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Additional details will be send to your Marquette email starting mid-December.

After January 4, download our Marquette Guide to your phone by going directly to the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search for Marquette Guide! If you prefer to explore online, you can view Marquette Guide in your browser. This app also has resources and information that will be helpful over the next few months, including information about campus offices and contacts and academic advisors from your college. 

Join your Winter Orientation Group Meeting on January 20 or 21. Check your Marquette calendar for your invitation to your Microsoft Teams meeting.

Weekend prior to classes
Move-in starts at 8am on Saturday, January 23. Sign up for your move-in time through the link in your Marquette email. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 

If you're on campus for spring sememster, stop by Union Station (first floor of the AMU) between 10am - 2pm all weekend to get your Marquette Card.

First week of classes
Attend virtual Winter O-Fest on Tuesday, January 26 (This event has been postponed, please visit the website for updates) to learn more about getting involved. Learn about the Winter Organization Fest and the Community Service Fair!

Reunite virtually with your Orientation Group to check in during the first week. Your Student Leader will put this on your Marquette Outlook calendar.

For questions regarding the Winter Orientation schedule, please contact the Office of Student Development at  414.288.1412 or