Media Advisory: Move-in day at Marquette residence halls is Aug. 22

Aug. 15, 2019

The Commons Residence HallMILWAUKEE — Nearly 2,000 first-year students from 42 states, two U.S. territories and 10 foreign countries will move into Marquette’s residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 22, ahead of the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Move-in begins at 8 a.m. with a formal blessing for new students and their families at 9 a.m. at The Commons (721 N. 17th St.). Rev. Michael Maher, S.J., residence minister at The Commons and an associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will offer the blessing.

New Student Orientation takes place Aug. 22-25, and offers a variety of organized activities and educational sessions on campus and throughout Milwaukee. Classes for all students begin on Monday, Aug. 26.

Move-in Day: Thursday, Aug. 22

Residence hall move-in takes place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The best photo, video and interview opportunities will occur at The Commons (721 N. 17th St.). Access to residence hall rooms at The Commons can be provided by Office of Marketing and Communication staff. Students will also be moving into eight other residence halls across campus.

During move-in, there will be street closures on 13th, 17th and 18th Streets between Wells Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Parking information for media: Please park in Structure 1 (Next to Number 54) or Lot A on this campus map.

Leadership interview and photo opportunities available at The Commons:

  • 6 a.m. – Staff will be on hand to allow for live shots
  • 6:30 a.m – Dr. Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs

Topics include: class demographics and statistics; general university information

9 a.m. – Blessing of new students and families at The Commons

  • 9:15 a.m. – Marquette President Michael R. Lovell

President Lovell will hand out keys to new residents in the registration area

Following move-in, the Family Liturgy will take place at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu (1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.).

New Student Convocation, considered the “formal welcome” to Marquette for new students and their families, will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Ray and Kay Eckstein Common, the outdoor courtyard located between the Alumni Memorial Union and the Jesuit Residence.

*Please note: To enter Residence Halls, or for an interview with a Marquette staff member or student, media must contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at (414) 202-9329.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or