Fall 2023

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for fall semester 2023 will take place August 21 - 23.  An overview of the Orientation schedule can be found below this paragraph and a detailed schedule will be shared at the Check In session the first day of orientation. (Some details in the overview below are subject to change through July, so be sure to review the schedule in early August to be sure your are looking at the most up to date version.) Students who cannot arrive by August 21 must inform the Office of International Education about their late arrival by emailing michael.groen@marquette.edu. Students who will miss the sessions on MU Health Insurance or on visa regulations (the F-1 session for students with an I-20 and the J-1 session for students with a DS-2019) must attend the make up sessions on these topics.  

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Monday, August 21

8:30am - 9:00am          

Check-in for International Student Orientation (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

9:00am - 10:00am

Welcome, Schedule Overview, and General Topics      (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

9:00am - 10:00am


11:30am - 12:45pm

Lunch (On your own)  Also a chance to get your MU ID card or visit the off-campus housing office.

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Living in an Urban American Environment



Academic Honesty


Navigating US Academic and Cultural Life


F-1 Visa Regulations for Undergraduate Students (Mandatory)


Resources and Connections for Graduate and Exchange Students


Welcome Dinner (The Commons - 721 N. 17th St.)

Tuesday, August 22

8:15am - 11:30am

English Placement Test. (Cudahy Hall 101)

For most new degree seeking undergraduate students on at F-1 visa at MU. Bring MU ID or passport.

9:30am - 10:00am 

Welcome, Tips, and Resources for Graduate Students

10:00am - 11:30am

F-1 Visa Regulations for Graduate students (MANDATORY)


10:30pm - 12:00pm

J-1 Exchange Student Orientation & Class Scheduling


Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm - 2:30pm  

Safety, Discrimination, and Sexuality on Campus 

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Health Insurance & Staying Healthy (MANDATORY)

Wednesday, August 23


9am - 10:30am

J-1 Regulations for Exchange Students (MANDATORY)

Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

Bring your DS-2010, passport, and I-94 to this session.

(I-94s can be printed at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/)  

9:30 am

F-1 Undergraduate Student Academic Advising  (MANDATORY)

New first-year and transfer students should go to their college office promptly at 9:30am. Academic advisors may meet with you as a group and then individually to discuss your course selection, transfer credits, and other academic issues. The college offices are located at: 

College of Arts & Sciences: Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 005

College of Business Administration: O’Brien Hall, Room 111

College of Communication: Johnston Hall, Room 122

College of Education: Schroeder Complex, Room 146

Graduate students should contact their assigned advisors in their departments for class registration assistance.  


Temporary Housing Ends

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Coffee and Question Hour (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

End your orientation week with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks at OIE while asking any final questions before classes start next week.



The international student orientation program is one of many orientation programs and meetings for new students. Each college and department may host programs. Be sure to check your Marquette email (eMarq) often so you are aware of all the orientation meetings.  

Welcome to Marquette! 

We look forward to meeting you in-person once you arrive on campus, but in the meantime, we invite you to meet the OIE staff and view a welcome message from Dr. John Baworowsky, Vice President of Enrollment Management.