"FFP was a great part of my life. The friends I made during FFP continue to be some of my best friends today! The Program really prepared me for the transition into the fall semester and gave me a step up when it came to the campus, dorm life, and Milwaukee."
— Barry, FFP '01
"What I liked best about FFP was that I was able to ease into the college experience. Many of the issues facing the first-year student (finding the proper balance between studying and socializing, living with a roommate, making friends, interacting with a professor, dealing with unsupervised freedom for the first time) were all addressed in this summer Program. I met a number of friends that summer, including one inimitable FFP classmate by the name of Chris Farley."
— Kevin, FFP '82
"FFP provided a great foundation to jump-start my experience at Marquette not only educationally, but also socially and spiritually. Little did we know the impact the Program would have on our future."
— Robert, FFP '91
“MU played a major role in shaping me into the person I am today, and it all started with the Freshman Frontier Program. Hope you all know the positive impact you have had on countless FFP'ers' lives."
— John, FFP '93
“FFP was a wonderful entryway to my college career. The Program allowed me to make the best of my college experience. FFP made college more enjoyable, exciting, and better than it could ever be. I will always remember the fun times I had, the wonderful experiences, and most of all, the friends I still have to this day."
— Paul, FFP '03
"Some of the friends I met that summer, while in FFP living at McCormick, are still in my life today. Being in FFP gave me a unique opportunity to experience college life at Marquette. It helped me to get a feeling for who I was, for what I could be, and for what this school was all about."
— Eileen, FFP '82
"FFP was, for me, a life altering experience. I succeeded, and I loved my academic experience at Marquette. As I have moved on in my professional life, I know that MU and FFP have given me an edge over many of my peers. FFP gives you a great jumping off point."
— Murray, FFP '81
“When we first started FFP, over and over again we heard that the friends we made that summer would be with us the rest of our lives. At the time, most of us just laughed and didn't believe that was true. All these years later, we still meet up for drinks, have group dinners, and attend each other's Christmas parties. We have been there for each other's milestones from graduation to weddings and children. Guess we were wrong!"
— Matthew, FFP '97
"I moved out to Milwaukee from Washington, D.C., and it was great to get a feel for the city and the people in a low stress way. I remember how comfortable I felt that first day of school when everyone else was walking around lost. Overall, I wouldn't want to do it any other way and would recommend FFP to anyone going to Marquette. It is really a fantastic program."
— Alex, FFP '89
"Every success that I have achieved in my career so far has had to do in some way with the spirit of persistence, focus, and passion that was instilled in me as a student at Marquette by FFP and those involved in it at the time."
— Xavier, FFP '93
"We came to campus early, we bonded quickly, and stayed connected. Arriving on campus before the rest of the class bolstered confidence and leadership. It promoted a lot of security - socially and academically. FFP is a program that helps you ripen."
— Maria, FFP '83
“FFP was a great introduction to Marquette. I met many friends that I'm still close with today. The only way I'd start college out!"
— Roger, FFP '88
"I would not have graduated college without FFP. It gave me confidence, taught me to study, and helped alleviate the stress of being in college. It has been more than 30 years, and I can remember some of that summer like it was yesterday."
— Steve, FFP '80
"The Freshman Frontier Program was one of the best ways to start college. We had an incredible summer of meeting new friends and getting to know Milwaukee. I will always cherish my time with FFP and would not have wanted to go to Marquette any other way."
— Nora, FFP '01
"I have always known that my MU education opened and readied me for the 'real world.' My MU education made it possible to relate, understand, and cherish the people I worked with. That will never change. I still consider my MU friends some of my very best. We all have traveled different paths yet remain good friends. Believe me, all of this good 'fortune' started with FFP in 1970 for me."
— Jeff, FFP '70
"It was a great experience that I will never forget."
— Kara, FFP '92
"FFP provided the foundation for some of my closest friendships today. Truly a wonderful program that makes MU a little more interesting, diverse, and open-minded."
— Michael, FFP '87
"It was a great start to a college career. I felt so prepared for my first full year at MU. This program helped me grow into the lifelong learner that I am today."
— Elisa, FFP '02
"The summer of FFP was one of the best summers. I made fast friends with my fellow FFPs, and we stuck together throughout our four years. The success and creativity that comes from the students in this Program is undeniable. Every university should have a program modeled after FFP. It is the foundation to building success among our young graduates."
— Kelly, FFP '84
"FFP turned out to be an awesome summer. We studied together, we endured the heat, and we gave each other awful nicknames to match some pretty awful hair styles–remember, it was the 80s! Looking back, that summer provided me with the foundation I needed to earn an MU degree and that provided me the foundation for my career. Whatever we are today–moms and dads, lawyers, psychologists, and business people–that summer we were FFPs, and that was pretty cool."
— David, FFP '83
"I have fond memories of the Summer of 1986! I remember vividly how Mary Minson welcomed us like family, how our RAs would lead us around campus, and how quickly our class bonded. For the record, that first winter was brutal coming from 88 degrees and sunny Puerto Rico, but we all survived and relied on the FFPs to stay warm!"
— Fernando, FFP '86
"Words can't describe how grateful I am for that unforgettable summer of 2004. Needless to say, it was amazing! I met most of my best friends in FFP. Mary Minson, along with her tireless staff, guided me throughout my undergraduate years to make sure I was on pace to graduate on time. Without FFP, I know I would not be where I am today."
— Matt, FFP '04
"I remember FFP as one of my best summers. It was a great time in life. Some FFP friendships carried on, some did not, but for those five weeks of the summer, we were all the best of friends. It was truly a rich and unique experience."
— Kevin, FFP '86