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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 8 a.m. 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.

Saturday prior to classes
Move-in starts at 8:00 a.m. Residence Assistants will greet new students as they arrive.

Sunday prior to classes
All new students and families join us for lunch at our Winter Welcome! This includes delicious meal at the Annex, remarks from the Vice President for Student Affairs, a City Tour by Milwaukee Food & City Tours (for students only), and a BookMarq visit. We'll host you from noon - 3 p.m. to help you transition to Marquette.

To view a detailed Winter Orientation schedule, 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. 

First week of classes
Meet us in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the AMU (4pm or 5:30pm) to attend Winter O-Fest as a group to learn more about getting involved. Learn about the Winter Organization Fest and the Community Service Fair!

Second week of classes
Mark your calendar for Transfer Tuesdays, a free coffee chat with two current MU Transfer students! You will be able to ask questions, hear about resources, and get to know other new students, all while enjoying a delicious beverage on us. All new students are welcome, and no sign up is required.

Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the CLSI (AMU First Floor by the Brew)
Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the CLSI (AMU First Floor by the Brew)

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