Fall 2023

Orientation for all new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students who will enroll for fall semester 2023 will take place August 21 - 23.  An overview of the Orientation schedule can be found below this paragraph and a detailed schedule will be shared at the Check In session the first day of orientation. (Some details in the overview below are subject to change through July, so be sure to review the schedule in early August to be sure your are looking at the most up to date version.) Students who cannot arrive by August 21 must inform the Office of International Education about their late arrival by emailing michael.groen@marquette.edu. Students who will miss the sessions on MU Health Insurance or on visa regulations (the F-1 session for students with an I-20 and the J-1 session for students with a DS-2019) must attend the make up sessions on these topics.  

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Monday, August 21

8:30am - 9:00am          

Check-in for International Student Orientation (Marquette Place, Alumni Memorial Union (AMU))

9:00am - 10:00am

Introductory Session  (Marquette Place, Alumni Memorial Union (AMU))

9:00am - 10:00am

Welcome, Schedule Overview, Registrar and MU Central (Weasler Auditorium)

11:30am - 12:45pm

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

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Living in an Urban American Environment (Marquette Hall 100)


 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Academic Honesty (Marquette Hall 100)

 2:00 - 3:15 pm

Navigating US Academic and Cultural Life (Marquette Hall 100)

 3:30 - 4:45

F-1 Visa Regulations for Undergraduate Students - Mandatory (Marquette Hall 100)


Resources and Connections for Graduate and Exchange Students

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Dinner (The Commons - 721 N. 17th St.)

Tuesday, August 22

8:15am - 11:30am

English Placement Test.(Marquette Hall 100)

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

9:30am - 10:00am 

Welcome, Tips, and Resources for Graduate Students (Marquette Hall 100)

10:00am - 11:30am

F-1 Visa Regulations for Graduate Students - MANDATORY (Marquette Hall 100)


10:30pm - 12:00pm

J-1 Exchange Student Orientation & Class Scheduling (At College Office)


Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm - 2:30pm  

Safety, Discrimination, and Sexuality on Campus  - MANDATORY (Marquette Hall 100) 

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Health Insurance & Staying Healthy - MANDATORY (Marquette Hall 100)

Wednesday, August 23


9am - 10:30am

J-1 Regulations for Exchange Students - MANDATORY (Marquette Hall 100)

Bring your DS-2010, passport, and I-94 to this session.

(I-94s can be printed at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/)  




Temporary Housing Ends

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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.