Roomers: Fall 2023 Arrival Survival Guide


Welcome to Marquette!

The Residence Life staff and the entire Marquette University community are looking forward to your arrival on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year! This guide will be updated again in early August with additional information.
We are dedicated to helping make your stay in your residence hall a positive part of your experience at Marquette. Below you will find some helpful hints and answers to some frequently asked questions. 


When can you move into the halls?

Residence hall move-in will occur between Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 for incoming first-year and transfer students. Move-in will occur between Friday, August 25 and Sunday, August 27 for all returning students.
To help reduce wait times during the move-in process, all students will need to sign up for a 90-minute arrival time slot. We have limited the number of students who can arrive at a given time and no exceptions can be made once a timeslot has filled.

Signups for move-in day timeslots start Friday, June 9 at 1pm Central Time (through the Campus Living Portal).


Early drop off

Between Sunday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 22, students can take advantage of our early drop off policy (except Schroeder residents) in order to reduce the crowds of people on move-in day. Students may drop their belongings in their room on Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m and Monday and Tuesday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Schroeder Hall does not offer early drop-off since summer orientation programs are housed here.

Signups for early drop off time slots also start Friday, June 9 at 1pm Central Time (through the Campus Living Portal).


Here are some helpful hints for a smooth move-in day: 

  • Bring your own Dolly/Handtruck - Residence Life will have some carts available, but limited quantities. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes - there may be lines at the elevators so you may want to take the stairs. 

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What furniture is in your room?

A twin bed, dresser, desk and desk chair, mirror, study lamp, curtains and mattress cover for each resident. 

All beds are extra long twin (36”x80”).

Your hall also has a laundry facility. Laundry machines accept coins and/or Marquette CASH. Laundry costs $1.50 per load to wash and $1.50 to dry. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, this price changes to $1.25. Additionally, we ask that you do not use laundry pods in the washers, as these can clog the machines.

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What should you bring with you?

For your beds, we recommend that you bring extra long twin sheets, blankets, bed spread, pillow and pillow case.

  • For bathrooms, we suggest towels, wash cloths, buckets, robes, shower shoes and other toiletries. Marquette University custodial personnel clean the common bathrooms. Students with private bathrooms are responsible for providing a shower curtain and for cleaning their own personal baths. Cleaning private bathrooms remains of utmost importance.
  • The following electrical devices are acceptable:
    • hair dryers, electric shavers, curling irons, small microwaves (6 amps, 800 watts) refrigerators (no larger than 4.8 cubic ft.), televisions and personal computers.
  • Don’t forget your cell phone. Phone lines are not provided in the residence hall rooms.
  • Basic cable service is provide by Marquette University. Televisions and cable cords are not provided.
  • If you have been assigned a roommate, we encourage you to contact them. They may already have some of the items you want to bring.

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Please do not bring these items:

  • Toasters, deep-fat fryers, ovens, hot plates, power tools, camping stoves, George Foreman style grills, charcoal grills or anything with exposed coils or an open flame are not allowed. 
  • Subwoofers and amplifiers for electric guitars or other instruments and drum sets are not permitted. 
  • Wireless routers are not permitted per the IT Services Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). 
  • Torchier style halogen lamps are not to be used in residence hall rooms as they have proven to be a serious fire hazard. 
  • If you bring a refrigerator, it must not exceed4.8 cubic feet.  
  • Alcohol paraphernalia or advertising such as shot glasses, signs or empty containers are not allowed. 


Can you have guests in your room?

Residents may host up to three visitors at a time during the following hours:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and occasions when classes are excused before or after a weekend.

24-hour-hour lobby spaces are available for students and their visitors in each residence hall.

 For complete details of the visitation policy, including overnight guests, please review the polices and procedures on our website.


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MicroFridge Rental Information

The MicroFridge is a one-of-a-kind unit that includes a full refrigerator, freezer and microwave all-in-one! This is a convenient alternative to bringing a refrigerator and microwave from home and is a must-have item for students attending Marquette from far away or out-of-state.

It is one less large item to pack, making move-in day MUCH easier and less stressful! is endorsed and approved by Marquette University. Place your MicroFridge order.

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Can you switch rooms or halls?

Given the limited vacancies in the residence halls after assignments are made, room and hall changes are very difficult. Beginning Friday, June 9 at 1pm Central Time, you may place yourself on a waiting list for a specific building or room type through the Campus Living Portal. 

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How do you protect belongings?

Marquette University is not responsible for theft, damage or loss of valuables, money or property belonging to students.

We strongly recommend that you insure your personal property while at Marquette, either through your parents’ home owners insurance policy or by purchasing separate property/renter’s insurance.

We also encourage you to inscribe your name on valuables before your arrival. Once you are on campus, you will have access to an engraver through the Department of Campus Safety.

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Do you need medical insurance?

Full-time undergraduates pay a per-term health fee that entitles them to benefits of Marquette University Medical Clinic. For additional information on health services, visit the Medical Clinic website.

What do you need in case of an emergency? The hospital in the area requires that students have a medical insurance card or a copy of it to present upon admittance. Remember to get one from your parents and bring it with you in the fall.


How do you upload your vaccination status?

You can upload your vaccine dates and record of vaccination on the MU Patient Portal.

This is a two-step process:

  1. You will need to enter your vaccine dates under the “Immunizations” tab.
  2. Upload a copy of your vaccine card or other proof of vaccination under the “Upload” tab.


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Do you need to bring a computer?

Every student living in a Marquette university residence hall is provided a high speed internet connection to the campus network. In addition, all the residence halls have wireless connectivity. Students are not required to have their own computer as Marquette offers many computers for student use which are available in the residence halls and other locations across campus.

To view a list of labs, including available software and hours of operation, please visit the IT Services website.

Students are encouraged to bring a computer to campus and should contact the IT Services TechSquad at (414) 288-7799 with any questions regarding minimum recommendations

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Can I ship belongings to campus?

We are asking students to ship any items (including textbooks) to their permanent address and bring those items with them to campus on move-in day. We have limited mailroom space and hours during the early weeks of the semester to accommodate a large influx of packages shipped directly to residence halls before opening.

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Meal plan information

For information on your Anytime Dining meal plan, visit us online or contact our office.

Campus dining rooms will be open with numerous changes in order to account for pandemic protocol.  All locations have been required to reduce seating capacity so take out and grab-n-go options are now available across campus.  Traffic patterns and queuing lanes will be marked with floor stickers, signage and stanchions to help guide students safely through each location.  Self-service stations will not exist so those areas will now be staffed by dining room employees.  All past services will be available, including the ability of the dining room staff to work with students who need special meals due to dietary restrictions.

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Student Jobs in Residence Life

Come work for our office! Now hiring Student Employees for Desk Receptionists, Hall Assistants, and Hall Leadership Coordinators.  


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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.