Spring 2022:

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for spring semester 2022 will take place January 12 - 15.  At present, we are planning for an in-person orientation program. Check back later in November/early December for updates. 

 

Fall 2021:

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for fall semester 2021 will take place online (virtually) on August 23, 24 and 25.  The sessions will start each day at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time (view the time in your city). 

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Monday, 23 August 2021: Welcome; Wellness; Health Insurance; F-1 Regulations

8:30 - 9:25 am CST: 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, helpful services, an opportunity to meet the OIE staff and an exploration of the Marquette Mission. 

9:30 - 10:55 am CST: Wellness: Staying Healthy  This session is MANDATORY for all students

Representatives from the Marquette Medical Clinic and Counseling Center will explain how their services and campus resources can keep you feeling healthy.  

11:00 - 11:30 am CST: How to manage and use your health insurance – MANDATORY  for students who will be in the U.S. with F-1 or J-1 visa status. 

Learn about the group health insurance plan and how to use it. Information about activating your account and accessing your health insurance card will be shared.

12:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. 

2:00 - 3:30 pm CST: F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all undergraduate students with F-1 visa status

Learn about 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 want to have your passport, visa and I-20 Form to reference for this session. 

The link for this event has been emailed to students at their Marquette email address. 

4:00 pm CST: Living in an Urban American Environment 

Learn about urban living in Milwaukee. Personal safety, property security, telephone/information security, and the services of Marquette’s Police Department will be discussed.

Unfortunately, this session did not record. Click here to view a list of helpful resources that were shared during the session. Click here to learn about safety alerts. Students can also contact MUPD to learn more about their services. 

6:00 pm CST: Dinner with other students (both "new" and "old") at a local restaurant.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021: Academic Honesty, Success in Academics, Campus Life, Sexuality and Safety on campus; Q&A with OIE

8:30 - 9:50 am CST: Academic Honesty – This session is MANDATORY for all students

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

10:00 - 11:30 am CST: Successfully Navigating U.S. Academic and Campus Life – All students

This session will help you prepare for academic and social life in the U.S., connecting with faculty, advisers, 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. This session was not recorded.

12:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. Undergraduate F-1 students not observing quarantine can visit OIE with their passport, I-20 Form, emergency contact information, local address, etc. to complete the "check-in" process and have their documents copied.

2:00 - 3:30 pm CST: 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.  This session will not be recorded or shared.

The link for this event has been emailed to students at their Marquette email address. This event is only for new international students. This session will not be recorded or shared.

3:45 - 4:30 pm CST: Q&A with OIE staff

Have a question but can't visit OIE in-person? Join this event to ask a question. Participants can “drop in” to ask their question and leave, or stay for the entire session. Students can also call the Office of International Education at 414-288-7289 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST during the week (Monday to Friday) to ask questions. 

This event was not recorded. New international students with questions can contact the Office of International Education (OIE) at 414-288-7289 or visit OIE between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday - Friday. OIE is located on the 4th floor of Holthusen Hall. 

6:00 pm CST: Dinner with other students (both "new" and "old") at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021: J-1 Visa Regulations for exchange students; F-1 Regulations for Graduate Students (Undergraduate students should attend the New and Transfer Student Orientation today.)

8:30 - 10:00 am CST: J-1 Regulations: MANDATORY for Exchange Students

Learn about 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 want to have your passport, visa and DS-2019 to reference for this session.

The link for this event has been emailed to exchange students at their Marquette email address. 

9:00 - 10:30 am CST: F-1 Visa Regulations – MANDATORY for all graduate students with F-1 visa status

Learn about 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 want to have your passport, visa and I-20 Form to reference for this session. 

The link for this event has been emailed to students at their Marquette email address. Parents can join, too.  

11:00 - 1:45 pm CST: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students not observing quarantine can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. J-1 exchange students and F-1 students not observing quarantine can visit OIE with their passport, I-20 Form, emergency contact information, local address, etc. to complete the "check-in" process and have their documents copied.

Friday, September 3: OIE Welcome (Back) Popsicle Party, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, east side of the AMU (this is an in-person event)

(Re)Connect with OIE – and other students – and enjoy a sweet summer treat!. In keeping with health department guidelines, please remember to wear a mask if you have not yet been fully vaccinated. Those who have been vaccinated are also free to wear their mask. A variety of popsicles will be served. Friends are welcome!

The international student orientation program is one of many orientation programs and meetings for new students. Each college and department will 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.