Photo/Video Advisory: Marquette University to unveil land and water acknowledgment marker on campus, Feb. 3

Jan. 31, 2023

Rendering of Land and Water Acknowledgment markerMILWAUKEE — Marquette University will officially unveil a marker to represent its land and water acknowledgment on Eckstein Common in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

The marker will display Marquette’s land and water acknowledgment in its entirety over three metal panels that will form a circle around a native birch tree, which will be planted later this spring. The ceremony will last approximately 25 minutes; leaders from the Indigenous community, university leaders, faculty and staff, and students will attend. A light reception will follow in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Event information:

  • When: Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Marquette University Eckstein Common, located between the Alumni Memorial Union to the west, Schroeder Hall to the east, Wells Street to the north and Wisconsin Avenue to the south.
  • Parking: Parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure (749 N. 16th St.). A map of the visitor parking structures can be found here.

Marquette’s land and water acknowledgment was developed in 2020 following reflection and conversation led by Indigenous student leadership with key faculty and staff. The statement recognizes the long history of Native peoples and nations that lived on and stewarded the land and water where the university now resides. It also celebrates the unbroken connection Native people and nations still have to this land and waterways, their traditional territories.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

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