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 Sunday 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 4, 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 9

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 16

More information on your Winter Orientation Group Meeting to come! This meeting will take place on Monday, January 16 in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Grand Ballrooms (third floor).

Weekend Before Classes

If you are living on campus, move-in starts at 8:00am on Sunday, January 15. Visit the Office of Residence Life for more information. 

Stop by Union Station (first floor of the AMU – temporary location will by first floor AMU 157) between 11:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday, January 15 to get your Marquette Card.

After Classes Begin

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