Winter Orientation in blue text

Winter Orientation takes place in January each year and welcomes first-year and transfer students who are beginning their Marquette career in the spring semester. We recognize the unique background and interests of each student, and we provide a program that is personalized to students’ needs.

Beginning in December, all new students will receive information via their Marquette email account with details for the Winter Orientation. Having trouble accessing your eMarq account? Visit the IT Services website.

Residence Halls open the Saturday prior to the start of the semester at 8am. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 


Winter Orientation Timeline

December & January

Spend some time looking at the Transfer & New Student Checklist. This is a great resource for both new and transfer students as the plan for the start of their Marquette Experience.

As a member of the Marquette community, you are required to upload your proof of vaccination prior to your arrival on campus. Additional information can be found by clicking here. 

Early January

After January 7, download our Marquette Guide to your phone by going directly to the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search for Marquette Guide! If you prefer to explore online, you can view Marquette Guide in your browser. This app also has resources and information that will be helpful over the next few months, including information about campus offices and contacts and academic advisors from your college. 

Orientation Leader Emails & Phone Calls - Week of January 10

New students will receive an email (Marquette email account) and phone call from their Orientation Leader with details regarding Winter Orientation and answer questions about how to complete the Winter New Student Checklist.

Winter Orientation Small Group Meeting - January 17

Join your Winter Orientation Group Meeting via Microsoft Teams. Students will be assigned a one hour virtual group meeting time based on their college for either 1:00pm or 2:30pm.

Check your Marquette Outlook calendar for your invitation to join your Orientation Group!

Weekend Before Classes

If you are living on campus, move-in starts at 8:00am on Saturday, January 22. Sign up for your move-in time through the link in your Marquette email. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 

Stop by Union Station (first floor of the AMU) between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturday, January 22 or Sunday, January 23 to get your Marquette Card.

Find My Classes Tour - January 23

Our Orientation Leaders will meet new students at 3:00pm on the 2nd Floor of the AMU (near the Information Desk) and provide tours of campus buildings!  Please bring your spring course schedule! 

After Classes Begin

Attend Winter O-Fest learn more about getting involved. Learn about the Winter Organization Fest.

Reunite with your Orientation Leader during Drop-in Hours. Your Orientation Leader will put this virtual touchpoint on your Marquette Outlook calendar.

For questions regarding the Winter Orientation schedule, please contact the Office of Student Development at  414.288.1412 or