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.

2018 SPARK Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 5-6
  • Session 2: June 10-11
  • Session 3: June 12-13
  • Session 4: June 14-15
  • Session 5: June 18-19
  • Session 6: August 22

New Student and Transfer Orientation will take place August 23 - 25, 2018, 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 28-30, 2018.

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