Spring 2024

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students starting studies at Marquette this semester will take place January 10 -  January 12.  An overview of the Orientation schedule can be found below this paragraph.  A detailed schedule will be shared at the Orientation Check In session the first day of orientation. 

All new international students are expected to attend orienation. Students who cannot arrive by January 10 must contact Mr. Michael Groen in the Office of International Education at michael.groen@marquette.edu for details on how to make up the mandatory orientaton sessions on the F-1 regulations and on the health insurance coverage required of MU international students.  

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Wednesday, January 10

8:30am - 9:00am          

Check-in for International Student Orientation (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

9:00am - 11:30am

Welcome, Schedule Overview, and General Topics      (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

 11:30am - 1:30pm

Lunch (On your own)  Also a chance to get your MU ID card or visit the off-campus housing office.

1:30pm - 4:30pm

English Placement Test. (Cudahy Hall 101)

For most new degree seeking undergraduate students on at F-1 visa at MU. Bring MU ID or passport.


Welcome Dinner (OIE - Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor)

Thursday, January 11

9:00am - 10:30am

Navigating US Academic and Cultural Life (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

10:30am - 11:00am 

Living in an Urban American Environment (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

11:00am - 12:00am

Wellness and Health Insurance - Mandatory Session

(Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

12:00pm - 1:15pm

Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm - 2:00pm  

Academic Honesty - Mandatory Session
(Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

2:15pm - 3:45pm

Safety, Discrimination, and Sexuality on Campus 
MANDATORY  (Sensenbrenner Hall 304)

Friday, January 12


9am - 10:30am

J-1 Regulations - MANDATORY for Exchange Students (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

Bring your DS-2010, passport, and I-94 to this session. (I-94s can be printed at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/)  

9:30 am

F-1 Undergraduate Student Academic Advising - Mandatory 

New first-year and transfer students should go to their college office promptly at 9:30am. Academic advisors may meet with you as a group and then individually to discuss your course selection, transfer credits, and other academic issues. The college offices are located at: 

College of Arts & Sciences: Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 005

College of Business Administration: O’Brien Hall, Room 111

College of Communication: Johnston Hall, Room 122

College of Education: Schroeder Complex, Room 146

Graduate students should contact their assigned advisors in their departments for class registration assistance.  

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch (On your own)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

J-1 Exchange Student Academic Advising - Mandatory (Check back for locations)

Students who are part of the exchange exchange programs will meet with faculty members by College.  

2:00pm - 3:30pm

F-1 Regulations - Mandatory for all F-1 Students (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

Learn about the federal regulations you must know and follow to maintain your F-1 status in the U.S. Topics include enrollment requirement,s on-campus and off campus employment, Social Security Numbers, and more.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Coffee and Question Hour (Hollthusen Hall: OIE Program Center)

End your orientation week with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks at OIE while asking any final questions before classes start next week.



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.  

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.