Roomers: February 2019

Your Source for Inside Information About the Residence Halls

Save the Date: Lil Sibs Weekend

Do you have a younger sibling? Do you have any siblings? If you do, bring them to Marquette for a ROARing Good Time! On April 5th to April 6th, we will be hosting Marquette’s annual Lil’ Sibs weekend, with this year’s theme being a day at the Zoo where you can bring your siblings, at a minimum age of 5, to spend the day at Marquette and sleep over night in the dorms! There will be a boat load of fun activities that accommodate ages 5 and up such as Life size Hungry Hungry Hippos!, Caricature drawings, Tie dye, Bowling, and many other unforgettable and thrilling activities. It is basically a time for your siblings to get to experience your current home in a fun and safe way to show them a little bit of what Marquette’s community is all about. You can provide the opportunity of a life time for your sibling so be sure to sign up!

When: April 5th-6th, 2019
Where: Marquette Campus 
What: Games, Food, Crafts and So Much More 
Who: Any Sibling of a Marquette Student Ages 5+

Registration is now open. Priority registration ends on March 15th. Online registration is available after this date, but supplies (including t-shirts and adventure kits) will be limited after that time.

Keep an eye on the Residence Hall Association Lil Sibs website for updates and the links to registration.


Living Learning Communities Applications Now Available

Are you interested in living with folks who share common interest and values? Marquette offers several special housing options that bring together students with common majors or common interests, both with and without required courses that are a hallmark of the living/learning logo

Nuestro Hogar: This community seeks to create a space for the Latinx student body to come together and form a community. Nuestro Hogar intends to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those who value the Latinx community, culture, and identity.  The community is comprised of first- and second-year students living together on a floor in Straz Tower. To learn more and apply, go to:

All applications are open, spaces fill quickly. Priority deadline for all Living Learning Communities is February 22, 2019 (all applications are due March 10, 2019).  If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Gerth-Antoniewicz, Assistant Director for Residence Life Education at


Save the Date: Greater Than Onehousing

Greater Than One is a program by the Residence Hall Association celebrating the diversity of our campus population. This year, the theme will focus on the journey to the self and will feature a variety of student, faculty, and community speakers. Keep an eye out for tables in the AMU and residence halls the week leading up to the event, where we will be taking photos to display in Weasler!

When: Feb. 26, 2019, 7 p.m. 
Where: Weasler Auditorium


University Apartment Updates

Students who reserved University Apartments (Campus Town, Gilman, Frenn, McCabe, The Marq) are being contacted this month to complete their lease signings. Students will receive this information via email and can access the lease contract through the Campus Living Portal on Checkmarq.

 For students still seeking apartment housing during 2019-2020, spaces remain in various unit types within the University Apartments. Interested students should complete an application/wait list form via the Campus Living Portal in Checkmarq. More information can be found at


Spring Break Closing Information

All residence halls except HUMPHREY HALL and MASHUDA HALL will be closed for Spring Break (March 9-17). The halls close at noon on Saturday, March 9th and re-open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 17th. Only those students who are permanent residents of HUMPHREY HALL and MASHUDA HALL may stay in the building over break.

Those students who are staying in Humphrey Hall or Mashuda Hall for any portion of Spring Break must notify your residence hall director of the dates that you will be staying in the hall. Please note: the extended opening of these buildings is meant to accommodate students who are unable to return home and not to provide single overnight stays to students visiting Milwaukee. 


President’s Panel on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be Feb. 26

A President’s Panel on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m in the Law School’s Lubar Center.

Join President Michael R. Lovell, faculty, staff and students for a panel discussion and Q&A on diversity, equity and inclusion moderated by award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien.

Space is limited; register online. If capacity is met at the Lubar Center, there will be a simulcast location set in the AMU, Room 157.

O’Brien will be at Marquette for a full day of Nieman Symposium events on Feb. 26. For more information on the day-long series of events, visit


Important Dates

Saturday, March 9, 2019: Residence halls close at noon for Spring Break

Sunday, March 17, 2019: Residence halls reopen at 8 a.m. for all residence hall students

Saturday, May 11, 2019: Residence halls close at noon for the spring semester

Marquette University
Office of Residence Life
Carpenter Tower, 203

Phone: (414) 288-7208

Visit the Office of Residence Life website for more news and information for students living in the residence halls.