The orientation program for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll in Fall semester 2020 will begin VIRTUALLY on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8 am CST. 
A full schedule, including exact times for sessions follows:

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

8:30 – 9:15 am, CDT/Milwaukee time (look up the time in your location): Welcome, Schedule Overview and Marquette Mission – All students

Orientation begins with your official welcome to the Marquette Community followed by a brief description of the various events, an opportunity to meet the OIE staff and an exploration of the Marquette Mission.  

9:30 – 10:45 am, CDT (look up the time in your location):  Wellness: Staying Healthy – All students

Representatives from the Marquette Medical Clinic and Counseling Center will explain how their services and campus resources can keep you feeling healthy, regardless of where you are learning and studying. University resources and plans related to COVID-19 will also be shared.

11:00 am, CDT (look up the time in your location): How to manage and use your health insurance – ONLY for students in the US with F-1 or J-1 visa status. 

Learn about the group health insurance plan and how to use it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 am, CDT (look up the time in your location): Academic Honesty – All students 

Marquette’s Academic Integrity and Honor Code, academic policies and consequences for violating them will be discussed. Resources for being successful in a virtual learning environment will also be shared. 

9:30 – 11:00 am, CDT (look up the time in your location):  Q&A with OIE staff 

Have a question? Join this event to ask a question. Participants can “drop in” to ask their question and leave; attendance for the entire event is not expected. Students can also call OIE at 414-288-7289 between 8 am and 4:30 pm CDT, during the week (Monday to Friday) to ask questions.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

8:00- 9:30 am, CDT (look up the time in your location): Successfully Navigating US Academic Life in a virtual learning environment – Students who will attend classes OUTSIDE the US 

This session will help you prepare for the academic experience of online classes, focusing on strategies for connecting with faculty, advisors, other students and academic resources. Current international students will join the discussion, share their tips and strategies for success and answer questions. 

10:30 am – 12:00 noon, CDT: Successfully Navigating US Academic and Campus Life – Students IN the US 

This session will help you prepare for the academic and social life in the US, with a special focus on strategies for online and hybrid classes, connecting with faculty, advisors, other students and academic resources. Tips for making friends and getting involved on campus will also be explored. Current international students will join the discussion, share their tips and strategies for success and answer questions. At the conclusion of this session attendees will have the option to meet up with other students for a (socially distanced) lunch (take away) at a local restaurant. Participants should anticipate paying $10 to $15 for lunch. Please be sure to wear a mask or face covering as it is required on campus in all public spaces except your own room.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, CDT (look up the time in your location): F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all students in the US with F-1 visa status 

Ms. Ellen Blauw will explain the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your F-1 visa status. Employment and Social Security Numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all students studying at Marquette with F-1 visa status. You will need your passport, visa, I-20 Form, local address and contact information for a parent or other emergency contact for this session. 

2:00 – 3:30 pm, CDT (look up the time in your location): J-1 Regulations: MANDATORY for Exchange Students 

Ms. Susan Whipple will explain the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your J-1 visa status. Employment and Social Security Numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all exchange students studying at Marquette with J-1 visa status. You will need your passport, visa, DS-2019, local address and contact information for a parent or other emergency contact for this session. 

Free Time: Students on campus can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase text books, obtain technical assistance from IT Services, explore campus, or accomplish other related tasks. Students are encouraged to practice social distancing. Please be sure to wear a mask or face covering as it is required on campus in all public spaces except your own room.

4:00 – 5:30 pm CDT (look up the time in your location): Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation will be a LIVE virtual event. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to the Marquette email addresses of new graduate students within one week of Orientation. New graduate students will be prompted to log in to their Graduate School Online Application account to RSVP. Use the username and password that were created to apply. If you need assistance, please contact gradadmit@marquette.edu.

Friday, August 21, 2020

8:00 – 9:30 am, CDT (look up the time in your location): Sexuality and Safety in American Culture – MANDATORY for all students (only students can attend) 

Learn about Marquette University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy & Support Services.  This session will include discussions on the following topics: Cultural differences, gender roles and stereotypes; Understanding sexual harassment; Consent and sexual contact; and Where to report sexual harassment or misconduct.  

The link for this event will be sent to each student’s EMARQ email account.  There will be a session for males and one for females. This session will not be recorded or shared.

9:45 – 11:00 am, CDT (look up the time in your location): Q&A with current students 

Learn from the experts! Current students will share tips for academic success while learning remotely, making friends in a socially-distanced world, making the most of your academic and campus experiences in the age of COVID-19 and will answer your questions.

Free Time: Students on campus can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase text books, obtain technical assistance from IT Services, explore campus, or accomplish other related tasks. Students are encouraged to practice social distancing. Please be sure to wear a mask or face covering as it is required on campus in all public spaces except your own room.

1:30 – 3:00 pm, CDT (look up the time in your location): Q&A with OIE staff 

Have a question? Join this event to ask a question. Participants can “drop in” to ask their question and leave; attendance for the entire event is not expected. Students can also call OIE at 414-288-7289 between 8 am and 4:30 pm CDT, during the week (Monday to Friday) to ask questions.

Students will receive an invitation for each event via their Marquette Email account. The sessions will be held in Teams. Most sessions will be recorded so students can watch them again.  The links for the recorded sessions will be added after the sessions have completed. 

This comprehensive orientation program is planned to help you make a great start at Marquette, regardless of where you will be learning from or how you will participate in classes. It is also an opportunity to (virtually) meet other new students from around the world. 

International Student Orientation is one of several orientation programs planned by Marquette University. Students should plan to attend multiple Orientation programs.

Please note that some sessions related to maintaining your visa status and health insurance are MANDATORY for students with J-1 and F-1 visa status.