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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 Sunday 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.

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

Sunday prior to classes
RSVP to join us for lunch at our Winter Welcome! This includes delicious meal at the Annex, remarks from the Vice President for Student Affairs, our Find My Classes tour to help you navigate your academic schedule, a t-shirt swap (bring a shirt from your previous school!), 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
On Thursday, January 16, meet us in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the AMU (4pm) 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
Sign up for a Coffee Chat, a *free* coffee with a current MU student! You will be able to ask questions, hear about resources, and get to know another student, all while enjoying a delicious beverage on us. All new students are welcomed to take advantage of this opportunity and choose a time that works for your schedule. A signup will be available at Winter Welcome on January 12th.


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