IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Based on Marquette's Announcement that Spring 2022 classes will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, we have changed the Orientation schedule. Keep monitoring your Marquette email for additional updates from the University. 

Spring 2022:

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for spring semester 2022 will now take place January 19 - 21.  The Orientation will be conducted in-person. Unless noted, the sessions will take place in Room 157 of the Alumni Memorial Union. Sessions will not be recorded. A make-up session is listed on the schedule for students who are not able to arrive by January 19. (Students who cannot arrive by January 19 must contact their international student advisor - your international student advisor is the person who issued your Form I-20 (F-1 visa students) or DS-2019 (J-1 visa) to receive guidance.

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Thursday, 13 January 2022: Pre-Orientation Shopping Trip

5:30 - 7:30 pm CT: Shopping Trip 

Join other new students and OIE staff for a shopping trip to a local discount store where you can purchase items for your room/apartment and groceries. Students can sign up by emailing their full name and desire to attend the trip before 3 pm Milwaukee time on 13 January. Space is limited to 25 participants. The same trip will be offered on Thursday, 20 January.

Friday, 14 January: Exchange Student Academic Meeting - MANDATORY

1:00 - 2:30 pm CT: Exchange Student Meeting, Location: Via Teams

Exchange students will meet with Professor Doug Smith - VIRTUALLY, via Teams - to learn about the College of Business Administration and expectations for your exchange experience. Questions related to courses, how to change classes, etc. can be asked during this session. This is a MANDATORY session.  Check your Marquette email and/or the Teams channel for the link to join.

Wednesday, 19 January 2022: Welcome; Wellness; Health Insurance; ESLP Test

8:00 am CT: Check-in, Alumni Memorial Union Room 157 – All students

Collect your orientation schedule, settle in and start getting to know your classmates. Adult family members are welcome to join you. 

8:30 am CT: Welcome, Schedule Overview and Marquette Mission – All students

Orientation begins with your official welcome to the Marquette community followed by a brief description of the various events, helpful services, a fun activity, an opportunity to meet the OIE staff and an exploration of the Marquette Mission. 

10:00 am CT: Wellness: Staying Healthy  This session is MANDATORY for all students

Representatives from the Marquette Medical Clinic and Counseling Center will explain how their services and campus resources can keep you feeling healthy. This session will also include helpful information about winter clothing (how to stay warm and hydrated in winter). 

11:15 am CT: How to manage and use your health insurance – MANDATORY  for students with F-1 or J-1 visa status. 

Learn about the group health insurance plan and how to use it. Information about activating your account and accessing your health insurance card will be shared.

12:00 pm CT: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. Volunteers will be available to assist.

1:30 - 4:00 pm CT: Cudahy Hall Room 101, ESL Placement Test – MANDATORY for all first-year (freshmen) undergraduate students 

The results of this test will be used to determine your enrollment in Marquette’s English classes. Please bring photo ID. Students who are exempt from the placement test are welcome to take the test if they would like a proficiency assessment to use in planning studies. There is no need to prepare anything for the placement exam.

5:30 pm CT: Dinner with other students (both "new" and "old") at a local restaurant. Visit here to learn more and to sign up.    

Thursday, 20 January 2022: Academic Honesty, Success in Academics, J-1 Visa Regulations, F-1 Visa Regulations, Shopping

8:30 am CT: Academic Honesty – This session is MANDATORY for all students

Marquette’s Academic Integrity and Honor Code, academic policies and consequences for violating them will be discussed. Resources for being successful in all learning environments will also be shared.

9:45 am CT: Successfully Navigating U.S. Academic and Campus Life – All students

This session will help you prepare for academic and social life in the U.S., connecting with faculty, advisers, other students and academic resources. Tips for making friends and getting involved on campus will also be explored. Current international students will join the discussion, share their tips and strategies for success, and answer questions. 

12:00 - 1:00 pm CT: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus and/or accomplish other tasks. Volunteers will be available to assist.

1:00 - 2:30 pm CT: J-1 Regulations, Holthusen Hall, Room 403 - MANDATORY for Exchange Students

Learn about the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your J-1 visa status. Employment, internships and Social Security numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all exchange students studying at Marquette with J-1 visa status. You need to bring your ORIGINAL passport, visa, DS-2019 and local address to this session. Copies of your documents will be made during this session. 

3:00 - 4:30 pm, F-1 Visa Regulations, Holthusen Hall, Room 403 – MANDATORY for all students with F-1 visa status

Learn about the federal regulations you need to know to obtain and maintain your F-1 visa status. Employment and Social Security numbers will also be discussed. This session is mandatory for all students studying at Marquette with F-1 visa status. You need to bring your passport, visa, I-20 Form and local address to this session. Copies of your documents will be made during this session. 

5:30 - 8:00 pm CT: Shopping Trip 

Join other new students, volunteers and OIE staff for a shopping trip to a local discount store where you can purchase items for your room/apartment and groceries. Students can sign up on Wednesday, January 19. Space is limited to 25 participants.  

Friday, 21 January 2022: Campus Safety; Sexuality and Safety on campus; Free-time to complete Registration, Connect with Academic Advisors

8:30 am CT: Living in an Urban American Environment, Alumni Memorial Union Room 227 

Learn about urban living in Milwaukee. Personal safety, property security, telephone/information security, and the services of Marquette’s Police Department will be discussed.

9:15 am CT: Sexuality and Safety in American Culture – MANDATORY for all students (only students can attend), Alumni Memorial Union, Room 227

Learn about Marquette University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy & Support Services.  This session will include discussions on the following topics: cultural differences, gender roles and stereotypes; understanding sexual harassment; consent and sexual contact; and where to report sexual harassment or misconduct.  

11:00 am - 12:45 pm: Free time for lunch, ID cards, Apartment search, etc. 

Students can use this time to obtain their MU ID card, open a bank account, look for off-campus housing, purchase textbooks, obtain technical assistance from IT services, explore campus, connect with their academic advisor to finalize their class schedule and/or accomplish other tasks. 

1:00 - 1:45 pm CT: Undergraduate Students meet Academic Advisors

New undergraduate students will meet their academic advisors in their College offices at 1 pm, as indicated below. This is a MANDATORY meeting. Class schedules will be finalized at this session so you can complete your class registration. Advisors will have results from the ESLP Test.

Arts and Sciences: Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 003

Business Administration: David Straz Hall, Room 265

Engineering: Haggerty Engineering, Room 280

Nursing: Emory Clark Hall, Room 112C

Additional events may be added to the schedule. 

5:30 pm CT: Dinner with other students (both "new" and "old") at a local restaurant. Visit here to learn more and to sign up

Friday, 28 January, 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Make-up Orientation Session, Holthusen Hall Room 403

This session is MANDATORY for students who missed the Health Insurance and/or Visa Sessions. Attendees, you need to bring your passport, visa, I-20 Form and local address to this session. Copies of your documents will be made during this session.

The international student orientation program is one of many orientation programs and meetings for new students. Each college and department may host programs. Be sure to check your Marquette email (eMarq) often so you are aware of all the orientation meetings.  

New and Transfer Undergraduate (degree-seeking) Student Orientation will offer sessions beginning on January 17. Check your Marquette Outlook calendar for your invitation to join your Orientation Group!

The Orientation program for new Graduate (degree-seeking) students will be conducted online

Welcome to Marquette! 

We look forward to meeting you in-person once you arrive on campus, but in the meantime, we invite you to meet the OIE staff and view a welcome message from Dr. John Baworowsky, Vice President of Enrollment Management.