You recently received information from Marquette leadership about campus changes due to COVID-19. Here is a link to the latest message: Marquette Today.
We want to clarify some important implications for international students:
Residence Halls: The university will allow students who are currently residing in campus residence halls to return to campus on March 15 and live on campus. Housing will be provided on the Marquette campus during the upcoming weeks. The exact location of housing is yet to be determined. You will receive more information from Residence Life. However, take these important steps to inform the university about your plans:
- If you will return to campus on March 15 or after March 15 and will stay in a residence hall, please complete the form in the message and below. When answering the question “Please describe the circumstances that require you to return to campus on March 15”, write “International Student”.
Students whose circumstances require them to live on campus should fill out this form so that we can communicate directly with them about proper protocols and provide appropriate support.
- If you will not live in your residence hall and are choosing to live in another place, and if you need to retrieve some of your personal items, you can retrieve your items on March 15 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Staff will provide direction at the hall front desk.
Campus-Owned Apartments: If you are currently living in Campus Town West or East, McCabe, The Marq or other campus-owned apartment, you may remain in your campus-owned apartment. The apartment buildings will not close and you do not need to leave your apartment. Watch for further information from your building manager or you can contact Eric Hetland in Residence Life at email@example.com with questions.
If you have other living arrangements in Milwaukee and have a problem continuing your stay because of the health situation, please contact an OIE advisor.
Return to Milwaukee from International and U.S. travel
Any faculty, student or staff who has traveled internationally (including cruise ship travel) or from any domestic states with known community transmission MUST SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days before returning to campus. Those who are 14 days symptom free may return to campus. You can work and learn online per university policy. Visitors to Marquette are being asked to follow these same guidelines.
If you do not have a place to stay during your self-quarantine, please notify an OIE advisor. If you are presently outside the U.S. and will not return to Milwaukee in the near future, please contact an OIE advisor.
Your Visa Status During On-line Classes
The U.S. government and the Department of Homeland Security have issued new guidance for universities who enroll F-1 and J-1 visa students. Based on this guidance, Marquette’s decision to change to on-line courses will not impact your visa status while you remain enrolled as a full-time Marquette student. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
The university will remain open during this time and the services of Office of International Education staff are available to you. We suggest contacting us by email or calling OIE at 414-288-7289 if you have questions or to arrange an appointment.
OIE Advisors for international students and scholars: