New Student and Family Programs


New Student & Family Programs plan three special events for incoming students and their families to help you prepare for your transition to life at Marquette.

SPARK (Summer Priority Advising and Registration Kick-off) is a required summer program to register and welcome new first-year students and their families.



  • Session 1: June 2-3
  • Session 2: June 7-8
  • Session 3: June 9-10
  • Session 4: June 15-16
  • Session 5: June 17-18
  • Session 6: August 25


New Student and Transfer Orientation will take place August 22 -25, 2019, and is for all first-year and transfer students.

Family Weekend: Parents and family members are invited to attend Family Weekend events during the weekend of September 27-29, 2019.

Check out the Marquette Guidebook app for all SPARK, Orientation, and Family Weekend information! Download Marquette Guidebook to your phone by going directly to the Apple Store or Google Play Store and searching for Marquette Guidebook!

Register for Milwaukee Excursions and Urban Connection! Tickets will be available starting August 1st at noon.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the                                                                      Office of Student Development at (414) 288-1412 or