New Student, Transfer Student and Family Orientation

Orientation written in gold

Welcome to Marquette University!

Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Student Orientation is an exciting event for the Marquette community. New Student Orientation includes five days of activities designed to introduce all new students (first-year and transfer) to our academic excellence, vibrant campus life and community involvement that constitute the Marquette tradition.

Marquette New Student & Family Guide

Be sure to utilize this resource as your one-stop shop for all new student and family information including schedules, maps, handouts, and more. The Marquette Guide will be used throughout SPARK@Home, Orientation, and the 2021 - 2022 academic year!

Download the Marquette app to your phone by going directly to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store and searching for Marquette Guide! If you prefer to explore online, you can view Marquette New Student & Family Guide in your browser. 

The Orientation schedule is published as of August 2. Continue to refresh the schedule for updates as we near Orientation!

View the Orientation Schedule At-A-Glance. (This schedule is not comprehensive; it simply provides a high-level overview. Please refer to the Marquette Guide for the full schedule).

Your Summer Checklist

Make sure you spend some time reviewing the Summer New Student Checklist, your list to stay organized and prepared for your arrival on campus this fall.

Meals During Orientation

Meals during Orientation are served in the Dining Halls, beginning with dinner on Tuesday, August 24. Residential students may gain access to the Dining Halls using the meal plan, accessible with their Marquette Student ID.

Commuters At Marquette

Commuters at Marquette is designed to offer first-year and transfer commuter students support and resources that will assist with their transition to Marquette. Join us on Wednesday, August 25 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided! Start off your Orientation experience with free dinner on campus and meet new friends.

The RSVP has now closed for this event. If you are interested in joining, please email to see if we are able to accomodate your request.

Milwaukee Excursions

Milwaukee Excursions are a great opportunity to explore what the city has to offer, including Connect & Serve, MKE Bus Tours, Boat Cruises, a Zoo Trip and more! Choose one or multiple, and plan yourself an awesome day out in Milwaukee on Saturday, August 28.

Registration is live on Monday, August 9 at Noon. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events will be free, while others will cost $15. All events require registration to hold your spot!

View the Excursions Schedule PDF to plan your day of Milwaukee fun.

EXTENDED! Register for Milwaukee Excursions through Eventbrite by Wednesday, August 25th at 11:59pm.


Parking is free for Tuesday, August 24, and Wednesday, August 25. Free parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure (749 N. 16th Street) and in the Wells Street Parking Structure (1240 W. Wells Street). Please refer to the information you received from the Office of Residence Life regarding parking during move-in. 

Commuter student permits are on sale from the Parking Services Office located in the Wells Street Parking Structure. Day and overnight passes are available. To purchase a permit online, visit

Golden Eagle Guide

While you wait for Orientation to arrive, enjoy the March issueApril issueMay issue, June issue, July Issue, and August Issue of the Golden Eagle Guide, our new student newsletter!


For Orientation questions, please contact the Office of Student Development via email