On Wednesday, Aug. 21, nearly 2,000 freshmen will begin calling Milwaukee home when they move into residence halls on the Marquette University campus. Through Sunday, Aug. 25, freshmen will participate in New Student Orientation, including organized activities on campus and throughout Milwaukee.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
The residence hall move-in takes place from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. The best photo opportunity is usually at McCormick Hall on the corner of 16th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Access to rooms in McCormick Hall can be provided by Office of Marketing and Communication staff. Students will also be moving into Cobeen (729 N. 11th St.), O’Donnell (725 N. 18th St.) and Abbottsford (722 N. 11th St.) halls.
**Please note: To enter Residence Halls, or for an interview with Marquette staff,
media must contact Andy Brodzeller, (414) 587-6241.**
Marquette President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will officially welcome the class of 2017 during New Student Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th St.
The back-to-school Square Dance is a 30-year-old tradition that teaches Marquette staff and students how to do-si-do and promenade. The dance is held from 9:45 p.m. until midnight in Central Mall behind Raynor Memorial Libraries, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Friday, Aug. 23
Students coming back to campus will enjoy a wide-range of activities from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in front of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Activities will include a zip line, glow laser tag, a DJ dance tent, a comedian and more.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Teams of students will participate in Urban Connection from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Led by an Orientation student staff member, students will participate in various community service projects throughout Milwaukee. Participating in Urban Connection is convenient way to learn about service at Marquette as well as a way for new students to make a difference in their new community and meet new classmates.
Sunday, Aug. 25
The all-university Mass of the Holy Spirit brings together the entire campus community for the first time this academic year at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Father Pilarz, president of Marquette, will deliver the homily.