Commuters at Marquette Newsletter

The Commuters at Marquette Newsletter is published approximately every month during the academic year. It includes useful information for the commuter population and an overview of upcoming events commuter students may be interested in. If you have content to be included in future newsletters, please contact Ali Myszewski, AMU Associate Director and Commuter Student Association Advisor.

November 2021 

Commuter Student Appreciation Day

Get ready to celebrate Commuter Student Appreciation Day this Friday, November 19. The day will be full of opportunities to acknowledge Commuter Students at Marquette. 

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy breakfast on us! Stop in the Henke Lounge (AMU 2nd floor) to grab a bite and hang out with fellow commuters and staff or grab an item on your way to class. Breakfast is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. 
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free Commuters at Marquette branded reusable lunch bags sponsored the Alumni Memorial Union and MUSG travel mugs available for pick up in the Commuter Lounge. 
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kick off the weekend with free bowling and food at the Annex (16th & Wells) hosted by the Commuter Student Association. 

Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Alumni Memorial Union will have reduced hours and closings during Thanksgiving Break. The Commuter Lounge hours will mimic these hours as well.  

  • Tuesday, November 23: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 24: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 25: Closed 
  • Friday, November 26: Closed 
  • Saturday, November 27: Closed 
  • Sunday, November 28: 4:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. 

Engage in Campus

There are many opportunities in the upcoming weeks to get involved and participate in events beyond the classroom. 

  • Late Night Marquette has the following activities coming up at the end of the month and early December:
    • Thursday, November 17 Bingo in the Annex Court 9:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 19 Gnome in a Dome kit pick up in AMU Rm 133 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 20 Crafting with Compassion AMU Ballrooms 9:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 2 Trivia in the Annex Court 9:00 p.m.
    • Friday, December 3 MUSG Film: Jungle Cruise Varsity Theatre 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 4 Wellness Night in Marquette Place 9:00 p.m.
  • Did you know Campus Ministry has a series of Winter Retreats you can participate in?
    • Silent Weekend: December 17-19 Silent retreat organized around a series of Ignatian Spirituality-oriented talks
    • Ignatian Journey Retreat: January 3-7 Fully online retreat that can be done anywhere, organized around daily conversations with a spiritual mentor. Fits well alongside work or other responsibilities. Free!
    • Silent Directed Retreat: January 10-15 5-day silent retreat at Jesuit Retreat House, includes daily spiritual direction and optional prayer opportunities with plenty of unstructured time

      Much more information can be found at each retreat’s webpage. Contact Sara Knutson, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

  • The Office of Engagement and Inclusion encourages you to take part in Native American Heritage Month 
  • There are two leadership programs this spring you should check out.

    What is the Cardoner Scholars leadership program?

    Looking for a way to get involved on campus? Interested in learning leadership skills and growing in your relationships with likeminded peers? Cardoner Scholars is a great opportunity for students to do just that! Cardoner Scholars is a six-week cohort-based program built on reflections of identities, goal setting, and skill growth based in reflective practices. The Cardoner Scholars leadership program is open to first or second-year students who want to deepen their leadership skills and elevate their transformative Marquette education.   

    Scholars will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM for six workshops with Office of Engagement and Inclusion mentors and participate in activities that help them understand their own leadership styles as well as grow in their leadership skills. Applications and more information can be found at and are now open for the Spring 2022 cohort! Students can submit applications until February 11th, 2022. 

    Please contact with any questions! 


    What is the Arrupe Ambassadors leadership program?

    Arrupe Ambassadors is a cohort-based program primarily for juniors and seniors to be hosted by OEI Leadership in the Spring of 2022. This program will focus specifically on social justice, vocation, and reflection with guest speakers and collaboration from other offices to help students prepare to go and set the world on fire. Students will go through a reflection-based leadership curriculum that includes guest speakers from various offices on campus to round out this intentional experience.

    Ambassadors will meet biweekly on Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM for five workshops with the Office of Engagement and Inclusion mentors and the multiple presenters. There will be activities and discussions meant to help explore and identify interests as well as personal post-college goals. In the off weeks, reflection questions, resources, and other opportunities will be promoted to continue the process of personal reflection and finding vocational callings. 

    Applications are now open! Apply HERE ( until February 15th, 2022. Please reach out to with any questions.