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2024 SPARK

SPARK offers students and their families the opportunity to prepare for their upcoming transition to Marquette University. Students will learn more about Marquette's Jesuit mission and what it means to be a member of the Marquette community as they prepare to go forth to set the world on fire. 


2024 SCHEDULE

The SPARK schedule is outlined below and will be available via the Marquette Guide prior to SPARK. Download the Marquette Guide app to your phone by going directly to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store and searching for Marquette Guide! 


MARQUETTE EMAIL

Information about SPARK and from your college will be coming to your Marquette email. Review tips about how to log in.

2024 SESSION DATES

June 14th, 2024
June 17th, 2024
June 19th, 2024
June 21st, 2024

Register for spark here

Once you have deposited to Marquette University, register for SPARK by accessing your Admitted Student Portal. Login using your Marquette email and password. 

To register for SPARK, navigate to the “Next Steps” tab in the portal. Next, click on “Register for SPARK”. Choose which on campus SPARK date works best for you or the SPARK @ Home virtual option. Fill out your information and submit. 

Area hotels tend to book quickly; out-of-town students and families are encouraged to reserve a hotel room well in advance.



2024 SPARK Schedule 

 

SPARK Student and Family Check In

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Alumni Memorial Union

Check in for students and guests will begin at 10:00 am in the Lynch Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. At check in, students will receive their name tag and connect with a SPARK Leader. Students and guests will receive a SPARK folder with additional resources for the day. 


Programs and Services Fair 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Alumni Memorial Union

After SPARK Check-In, head right into the Ballrooms on the 3rd floor of the Alumni Memorial Union for the Programs & Services Fair, featuring campus resources, departments, and more! This fair concludes at 11:00 am, and the Welcome will begin promptly at 11:00 am in the Varsity Theatre.


Welcome to Marquette University 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Varsity Theatre 

Welcome Class of 2028 to the Marquette Community! Hear how our Jesuit mission impacts all we do in and out of the classroom. University Leadership will welcome you, provide an overview and purpose of our goals during SPARK, and share more about our mission. Campus leaders will share how we live out our mission to “Be the Difference.” 


Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Marquette Place & Commons Dining Hall

Special note: Due to the large number of students entering specific colleges, students in these colleges will be broken up in to two groups to attend the Academic College Meetings and Lunch. Please see name tag and Guidebook app for more details.


Academic College Meetings

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Various Locations 

Students and families will meet with their designated Academic College for information on what it is like to be a student in their college. 

Please see below where your meeting will begin:

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences: Marquette Hall 100 

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences (Honors): Marquette Hall 105

College of Business Administration: O'Brien Hall 150AB

Diederich College of Communication: Johnson Hall 107

College of Education: Schroeder Complex 121

Opus College of Engineering: Olin Engineering Center 202

College of Health Sciences: Cramer Hall 004E

College of Nursing: Emory Clark Hall 111

 


MU Informational Sessions

2:45 PM & 3:45 PM | Alumni Memorial Union 

Looking for more information on some of our most frequently asked about departments? MU Informational Sessions will provide further information about these departments and allow you to ask questions about different programs, processes, and initiatives.

Each of the presentations will be presented twice. The first presentation will begin at 2:45 pm. The second presentation will begin at 3:45 pm. The same information will be covered in both presentations. Students and families can go to the same presentations or divide and conquer to gain the most information. 

Special note: The Spanish Family Resource presentations will be different at 2:45 PM and 3:45 PM. The 2:45 PM presentation will be the Academic Resource Center. The 3:45 PM presentation will be Financial Aid. 

For more information about the presentations, please see the tabs below. 

  • 2:45 PM Sessions
  • 3:45 PM Sessions
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Drop In Hours

Academic Resource Center: Alumni Memorial Union 157

Office of Residence Life: Alumni Memorial Union 163

Campus Safety: Alumni Memorial Union 227

Career Services: Alumni Memorial Union 254

Marquette Central: Alumni Memorial Union Lunda Room

Campus Ministry: Alumni Memorial Union 305

Office of International Education: Alumni Memorial Union 313

Day in the Life of a Commuter Student: Alumni Memorial Union First Floor Lobby

Presentation in Spanish- Student Success and Information on the Lemonis Center: Alumni Memorial Union Henke Lounge

Academic Resource Center: Alumni Memorial Union 157

Office of Residence Life: Alumni Memorial Union 163

Campus Safety: Alumni Memorial Union 227

Career Services: Alumni Memorial Union 254

Marquette Central: Alumni Memorial Union Lunda Room

Campus Ministry: Alumni Memorial Union 305

Office of International Education: Alumni Memorial Union 313

Day in the Life of a Commuter Student: Alumni Memorial Union First Floor Lobby

Presentation in Spanish-Financial Aid: Alumni Memorial Union Henke Lounge

Academic College Drop In Advising Hours for Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Refer to Guidebook for locations. 

Office of Disability Services Drop In Hours: 707 Building, Room 524

University Honors Program Drop In Hours: Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 002

Student Athlete Drop In Hours: The Eagles Nest, Al McGuire Center, Room 229


Dining Showcase 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Alumni Memorial Union 

Join MU Dining for a Dining Showcase in the Ballrooms on the 3rd floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. This showcase will give SPARK participants a taste of what students can expect during their first year from their meal plans. The showcase features everything from coffee from The Brew to different options in the residence halls.  


MU Choose Your Own Adventures 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Alumni Memorial Union 

Join New Student and Family Programs for a MU Choose Your Own Adventures. For more information on each of the Adventures being offered, please see the tabs below. 

  • Marquette Campus Trivia
  • Campus Up Close Tours
  • Residence Hall Tours 
  • Outdoor Games 
  • Union Sports Annex Bowling 

Location: The Union Sports Annex USA Court

804 N 16th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

In partnership with the Campus Activities Board, new students and guests can head to the Union Sports Annex to participate in Trivia and learn about the Campus Activities Board and the events/activities they host on campus throughout the year. Participants in Trivia will have the chance to win prizes! 

Groups for trivia can be no larger than 6 people. 

 

Location: Check in for tours will be on the 2nd floor of the Alumni Memorial Union

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm. Tours will depart every 15 minutes starting at 5:00 pm. Please note the 5:30 pm tour will be for Spanish speaking students and families. The last tour will leave at 6:15 pm. 

Led by SPARK Leaders - Campus Up Close Tours will provide students and their guests with the opportunity to take an in-depth tour of some of the most popular campus attractions. Groups will stop at various locations on the tour and be given more information on Marquette resources. 

Resources include: Medical Clinic, Counseling Center, Student Wellness and Health Promotion, Campus Safety, Town Bank & Campus Ministry.

Location: Check in for tours will be on the 2nd floor of the Alumni Memorial Union

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

In partnership with the Office of Residence Life, students can take a peek inside a residence hall on Marquette's campus. Students will be able to see common spaces, dining spaces and a staged residence hall room.  

Location: West Town Square (Grass area in front of the Alumni Memorial Union)

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

In partnership with Rec Sports, students and families can partake in some friendly competition by participating in fun outdoor games such as Corn Hole, Spike Ball, and organized sports.  

Location: Union Sports Annex

804 N 16th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

New students and guests will have the opportunity to participate in Union Sports Annex bowling.  


Sticking Around Milwaukee for a Few Days?

Check out the New Student and Family Programs guide to Milwaukee for fun excursion around the city and our favorite local restaurants. 

New Student and Family Programs Guide to Milwaukee


For additional questions, please contact New Student & Family Programs at newstudentprogs@marquette.edu

Para información en español, visite la página SPARK para familias.
Para las familias a quienes les gustaría hacer preguntas en español, favor de enviarnos un correo electrónico a
Nicole.h.meirose@marquette.edu