Orientation

Preview, which occurs in June, offers new first year students and their families the opportunity to peer into their lives at Marquette University and prepare for their upcoming transition to college.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend Preview?

All new, first-year students that will begin in August 2014 are strongly encouraged to attend a Preview session. While new international students are welcome to attend, they are not encouraged to incur substantial travel expense for the Preview program. New transfer students will be best served by attending Transfer Orientation in August, and not by attending Preview.

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When is Preview?

The Evening sessions (i.e. Sundays and Thursdays) begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Day sessions (i.e. Mondays and Fridays) begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.

Students have two registration options: Evening + Day session, or Day Only session. Family members have three registration options: Evening + Day session, Day Only session, or Evening Only session.

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What happens at Preview?

Preview is an opportunity for you to learn about your new life at Marquette. Below are some of the highlights of the Evening and Day sessions. In addition to these events, students will receive a copy of the First Year Reading book, which all incoming first-year students read prior to New Student Orientation in August.

Tentative 2014 Evening Session

The Evening session allows time for students to meet new classmates and get acquainted with Marquette before the busy Day session. Students and families have separate events following dinner, but are reunited for most events during the Day session. Students and family members are invited to spend the night in a residence hall during the Evening session. The cost of housing for the evening is included in the student fee for the Evening and Day session, with an additional fee for family members. The Evening session includes:

Check-in (beginning at 5:00 p.m.)

Family Mass (Sundays only)

Picnic Dinner

First Year Photo Project Display
Twilight Campus Tours (for families)

New Student Discussion Meetings

Social Events for Students
Family Reception
An overnight stay in a residence hall (included in the cost of student registration, optional for family members)
Breakfast in a Residence Hall

Tentative 2014 Day Session

The Day sessions are held when university offices are open, so that in addition to the many resources available at Preview, you will have access to administrative offices if you have particular needs or questions. The Day session includes:

Check-in (beginning at 8:00 a.m.)

Continental Breakfast

Advising/College Meetings
Student Lunch and Small Group Discussions
Family Member Luncheon (Including remarks from current Marquette students and an opportunity to meet faculty in your student’s college.)
Residence Life Program and Tour of Assigned Residence Halls
Commuter Student Program

Student Financials Self-Service Workshop
Pre-Professional Advising
Campus Tours
Opportunity to get your photo taken for your Marquette Student ID
Programs and Services Fair (A resource fair including over 40 departments and offices from across the university, the Programs and Services Fair is a great place to ask any remaining questions you have.)
*The day session will conclude by 4:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly when making travel arrangements.

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Should I attend the Evening and Day session, or just the Day session?

New students and their families may choose to attend either the Day session only or an Evening and Day session. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage students to attend the Evening and Day session, which includes many opportunities to meet other incoming students, and to get acquainted with the campus prior to the busy Day session. The Evening and Day session begins at 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the program and ends by 4:00 p.m. on the second day of the program, and includes a stay in a residence hall (additional fee for families to stay in a residence hall).

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What are the housing accommodations like?

Students who register for the Evening and Day session will stay overnight in a residence hall room, in Carpenter Tower, 716 N. 11th Street and family members who register for housing will stay overnight in a residence hall room in Abbottsford Hall, 722 North 13th Street. The two halls are located about one city block apart. Your room will include the following amenities:

• Abbottsford Hall guest rooms include a private bathroom.
• Carpenter Tower has shared bathrooms.
• All guest rooms include the following items for each guest: pillow, pillowcase, sheets, bath towel, and washcloth.
• Internet connectivity is available in both halls but guests need to bring their own Ethernet cable.
• Neither hall is air-conditioned.

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Will I have a roommate if I attend the Evening and Day session?

Preview is an opportunity to meet your new classmates and begin to develop friendships. It is also a chance to peer into your life at Marquette and begin to prepare for your upcoming transition. As such, all students will be assigned to either a double or triple Carpenter Tower and will be assigned one or two roommates. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests for specific roommates.

Family members who register for overnight housing will be placed in the same room as other registered members of the same family. A family member who registers alone will be placed in a room without a roommate. Family members will stay in Abbottsford Hall which is about one city block away from Carpenter Tower (where students will stay).

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What if I am unable to attend Preview? What will I miss?

All students are encouraged to attend if possible, but we understand that your schedule may not allow you to attend. Each year, about 70% of the incoming class attends Preview. In the event that you miss Preview, you will receive a packet of information via mail, by early July, which will include instructions for how to register for classes and a copy of the First Year Reading book. All incoming students, regardless of their attendance at Preview, will be allowed to register for classes in July, after Preview has ended.

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How much does it cost to attend Preview?

We make every effort to make Preview affordable for new students and their families. There are many registration options to allow you to choose what you need from the Preview program.

Evening + Day session = $50 per person
Day Only session = $40 per person
Evening Only session (offered to family members only) = $20 per person
Housing for family members = $20 per person

Preview fees go directly to supporting the Preview program (i.e. publications, staffing, space and equipment rental, housing, food and beverages, etc). Students who wish to be considered for financial assistance to cover the cost of Preview should contact the Office of Student Development prior to June 2, 2014, at 414-288-1412.

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How do I register for Preview?

Upon admittance to Marquette, students can view the online Preview registration through NextStep. The registration deadline for Preview is June 2, 2014, and registrations are handled in the order in which they are received. In most cases, we can accommodate a students’ first or second choice of session date. Registrations are processed online, and we accept Mastercard and Visa, as well as electronic checks. Registered students will receive a confirmation via email within one week after they register. Students should check their Marquette email account (e.g. john.doe@marquette.edu) for this confirmation.

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Where can family members stay if they don’t wish to stay in the residence halls?

There are a number of hotels near the Marquette campus. Please visit this site http://www.marquette.edu/visit/hotels.shtml for a list of area hotels.

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Can I attend a Preview session even if I’m not registered for it?

You must pre-register for all Preview sessions. If your plans change after the registration deadline of June 2, 2014, please contact the Office of Student Development at 414-288-1412 to ask about availability at each of the Preview sessions. Note that refunds will not be issued after the registration deadline of June 2, 2014.

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What do I need to bring with me to Preview?

• Please bring your Marquette (CheckMarq) username and password. If you do not know your username and/or password, contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 414-288-7799.

• Students who need to take the Foreign Language Placement exam should do so prior to Preview. Please refer to www.marquette.edu/fola for details. All students should bring a printout of their results with them to Preview.

• A writing utensil and paper for taking notes during college meetings.

• Please bring a photo ID in order to get your Marquette ID card picture taken.

• Those students and parents/guests with special dietary concerns should contact the Office of Student Development at least one week prior to arriving on campus for Preview.

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When will I register for fall courses?

New freshmen will register for fall classes online in July 2014. Each student is randomly assigned an appointment time for registration. Appointment times cannot be changed to accommodate personal schedules or preferences. To view your appointment for online registration, log into CheckMarq>Student Center and click the link in Enrollment Dates on the right side of the main screen. You may register at your designated time, or anytime thereafter, through the end of registration in September 2014; however, it is advisable for you to register at or near your designated appointment time for best class selection. The following link contains more registration information and a Guide to CheckMarq: http://mu.edu/mucentral/registrar/reg_index.shtml.

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When will I find out my fall housing assignment?

Please visit the Office of Residence Life for information about your fall housing assignment. Students will be notified the week prior to the first Preview session, of their housing assignment. Please check your Marquette email account (e.g. john.doe@marquette.edu) for your housing assignment.

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What happens at college meetings?

The Preview College Meeting is your chance to meet your college Dean, faculty, and advisers, and to learn about how to select your fall courses, strategies for how to be successful in the classroom, and what you can expect from your college. Each college meeting will include the following:

• Degree completion requirements specific to your college
• A discussion about the University Core of Common Studies (general course requirements for all Marquette students)
• Information about how you will participate in advising as an undergraduate student in your college
• How credits transfer and what pre-college test scores (AP, IB, etc.) will count toward what requirements
• How information (e.g. grades, progress toward degree completion, etc) can and cannot be shared with parents
• How to find information about courses in the online Undergraduate Bulletin

Click on your college below for more information about your specific Preview college meeting. If you are unsure to what college you were admitted, please contact the Office of Admissions at 414-288-7302.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business Administration
Diederich College of Communication
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences
College of Nursing

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Arts and Sciences meeting?

The college meeting begins with large group advising, followed by more personalized advising in a small group.

In large groups, students will receive an introduction to advising in the College of Arts and Sciences, including an overview of Introduction to Inquiry (a first semester course option), the Advising Center, and faculty advisers.  We will present an overview of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, an overview of the Freshman Registration Guide, an outline of the academic areas that are included in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree programs and the requirements for the University Core of Common Studies.  Students will learn about the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees, CheckMarq (the online registration system), and the Undergraduate Bulletin of course offerings.

In small groups, students will meet with an adviser to develop a tentative schedule for the fall (remember, course registration does not take place at Preview).

The College of Arts and Sciences will offer optional advising in the afternoon of Preview as well, including continued individual advising, and advising/information sessions for students who are interested in physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, health studies, and law.

Who will I meet during the College of Arts and Sciences meeting?

Students will meet the college dean, administrators, faculty and his/her assigned adviser.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

Students are assigned an adviser prior to Preview. However, the adviser may be changed if the student decides to register for a section of the Introduction to Inquiry course (faculty who teach Introduction to Inquiry serve as advisers for students).  The student can look in CheckMarq to see who has been assigned as their faculty adviser.

How should I prepare for the College of Arts and Sciences meeting?

For questions, students may contact the Arts and Sciences Advising Center at (414) 288-5989.

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College of Business Administration

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Business Administration meeting?

Students in the College of Business Administration will receive information about college requirements, how to register for classes through CheckMarq (the online registration system), which courses they should take in the fall semester, how to handle and interpret AP test results, when a major needs to be selected, and which computer system is recommended.  They will also be provided with contact information for any future questions.  The college meeting begins with a large group discussion after which advisers are available for individual questions.  Students will not register for classes during their college meeting but will receive a personalized list of courses they are to register for in their first semester.

Who will I meet during the College of Business Administration meeting?

Students will meet administrators from the College of Business Administration, including associate and assistant deans, as well as academic advisers and some support staff. Students will have the opportunity for one-on-one advising with a faculty member to address issues that might not pertain to the entire group.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

The adviser’s name will be listed in CheckMarq.  Additionally, Assistant Dean Joe Terrian and Sr. Eileen Ennis, SSND, serve as advisers for all incoming freshmen.

How should I prepare for the College of Business Administration meeting?

Students should take the WEBCAPE exam if they wish to continue in a foreign language.  Students should also bring a paper copy of transcripts IF they earned college credit from another university (at that university or through their high school).

For questions before or after the college meeting, please contact the College of Business Administration at 414-288-7142, or Assistant Dean Joe Terrian, Sr. Eileen Ennis, SSND, or Shirley Haig.

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Diederich College of Communication

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Communication meeting?

The Diederich College of Communication’s Preview sessions are typically divided into two. The first is a welcome session where students meet the college deans and administrators. During this session, the assistant dean explains the registration process and how students may use Snapshot to identify courses to enroll in, as well as how to use CheckMarq to register for those courses. The academic calendar is explained at this time and the assistant dean discusses other topics, including degree completion and core requirements; the college’s foreign language requirements; recommended fall schedule for incoming students; and how to interpret AP results. Other general information about some of the academic resources and co-curricular activities available to students in the college are also discussed.
There is then a break-out session where students are assigned to smaller classrooms for advising. The classroom assignments are based on students’ majors. If you don’t remember the major you declared in your admissions application, please refer to CheckMarq to verify your declared major. You can do this by clicking on the “Academics” tab on CheckMarq. During this 2nd session, faculty advisers discuss the requirements for individual majors. They also review the typical four-year graduation program for each major and answer questions the students may have about their courses or academic plans. Advisers also help students complete their schedule grids with the recommended fall courses. Please note that advising at this stage does not include registering for classes.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

Faculty representatives from all the College of Communication majors serve as advisers during Preview. The Interim Director of Student Services will advise undecided students until the time they declare their major. Students are assigned advisers from their specific majors in their sophomore year. Names of advisers are typically available on each student’s CheckMarq Student Center.

How should I prepare for the College of Communication meeting?

Please review the college website and the Undergraduate Bulletin for information about your specific major(s) and the graduation requirements. This should help you as you formulate questions to ask during Preview. You should also familiarize yourself with CheckMarq as it is where you will obtain your enrollment date or the date when you may begin enrolling in your fall classes. It is also helpful to prepare for Preview by using CheckMarq to find out if your AP, IB or transfer credits have been sent to MU and awarded. The information will be available if you click on the “Transfer Credits” tab on your CheckMarq account. If you do not have AP credits for a foreign language course, please visit the Foreign Languages and Literature’s website and consider taking the WEBCAPE foreign language placement exam or the placement survey before you arrive; please bring your results to Preview. You do not need to bring anything else to the meeting. You will be given a folder when your college meeting begins. The folder will have the necessary documents you need for advising and registration.

For questions before or after the College of Communication meeting, students may contact David Denomie, Interim Director of Student Services; Sue Clinton, Director of Undergraduate Advising; or Dr. Joyce Wolburg, Associate Dean.

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College of Education

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Education meeting?

Students in the College of Education will learn information about Education requirements, how to register for classes through CheckMarq (the online registration system), and what courses they should take in the fall semester. The college meeting begins with a large group discussion, and then students are given time to put together a tentative schedule, while advisers and administrators are available for individual questions. Students will not register for classes during their college meeting, but will leave this session with a tentative schedule that they will register for in July.

Who will I meet during the College of Education meeting?

The College of Education typically welcomes 10-15 students at each Preview session. The College Dean is typically present at each Preview session, and students can expect to meet their specific assigned adviser.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

You will meet your assigned adviser at the college meeting.

How should I prepare for the College of Education meeting?

There is nothing in particular that students should bring to their college meeting, or prepare ahead of time.

For questions before or after the College of Education meeting, students should contact Tina McNamara at 414-288-6981 or tina.mcnamara@marquette.edu.

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College of Engineering

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Engineering meeting?

The College of Engineering meeting will consist of two parts. During the first hour, we will review the Engineering curriculum and learn about the many opportunities and programs for engineering students. We will step through the registration process and discuss AP credit, transfer credit, majors and minors. We will introduce Students to the Academic Advising Center and provide important resources for navigating their undergraduate career. During the second hour, we will offer optional one-on-one advising in the areas of major selection, course selection, and lap-top computer selection. Additionally, administrators will be on hand to answer questions about cooperative education, internships, and study abroad programs.

Who will I meet during the College of Engineering meeting?

Students will meet administrators from the College of Engineering, including associate deans, directors and faculty.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

Faculty Mentors will be assigned in the Fall. For assistance during the summer, students can contact the Academic Advising Center at 414-288-6000.

How should I prepare for the College of Engineering meeting?

Students should prepare for the college meeting by taking a quick look at the Undergraduate Bulletin, particularly the sections on your intended major. For questions regarding the College of Engineering meeting, students can contact the Academic Advising Center at 414-288-6000 or email brigid.lagerman@marquette.edu.

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College of Health Sciences

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Health Sciences meeting?

The College of Health Sciences college meeting is divided into two parts.  The first part of the session provides a general overview for all students in the college, regardless of major.  This is followed by breakout sessions for each major.  In your major breakout session, you will meet with a representative from your major area of study and be provided with information specific to your declared major. 

Resources that will be provided and reviewed in the general college overview session:

Breakout sessions by major include:

Additional information sessions for Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies:

During Preview, the college will conduct information sessions for students interested in our professional programs in physical therapy and physician assistant studies.  The PT session is for both direct admit students and those that plan on applying in their junior year.  The PA session is for any student interested in applying to the PA program as early as their sophomore year.  These sessions will review pre-requisites, observation hours, the application process (if not direct admit PT), etc.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

When a student is admitted to CHS, his or her academic adviser is assigned.  You can access your CheckMarq account to see the name and contact information for your adviser.  In CHS, we have specific advisers in each major that will oversee your transition to Marquette and your first semester registration.  During the first semester, students in the BISC, EXPH and ATTR majors will then be reassigned a permanent faculty adviser based on your areas of interest and specific long-term goals, which will be determined in the fall semester introductory class that you are required to take.  This is BISC 1001 for BISC major and EXPH 1001 for EXPH and ATTR majors.

How should I prepare for the College of Health Sciences meeting?

To prepare for your college meetings, we recommend that you become familiar with accessing information on CheckMarq.  Log into your CheckMarq account and find the following:

We strongly recommend that all inquiries/questions before or after Preview, come directly from you, the student.  More often than not, additional information will be needed that only you can provide and this conversation (via email or phone) is a great opportunity for us to get to know who you are.  In addition, this gives you an opportunity to identify and connect with the individuals in the college office or in the department of your major who will be great resources for you once you arrive on campus.  We like working with students!

For questions from students regarding selection of a major, transfer credit approval from other academic institutions, or other needs not specific to your major, please contact the College of Health Sciences Dean’s Office at 414-288-5053 or michelle.schuh@mu.edu.

For questions specific to your major requirements, adding minors, changes to your schedule from the recommended course for your major, etc. please contact your academic adviser, who is listed in your CheckMarq account.  In addition, the following individuals oversee the course selection for incoming freshman in these majors:

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College of Nursing

What additional topics will be covered in the College of Nursing meeting?

Students in the College of Nursing will learn information about how to register for courses via Checkmarq, course options for the fall semester, and Tips for Success (Communication, Advising, Registration, Study Abroad, Les Aspin Center, Study Skills, Students Resources for Academic Success).  Advising is done in a large group setting by the Academic Advising Coordinator (AAC), who is the adviser for all freshmen Nursing students.  Students can ask the AAC questions during the session or meet with the adviser right after the session.

Who will I meet during the College of Nursing meeting?

Students will meet the College Dean and college administrators, as well as their assigned adviser (the Academic Advising Coordinator).

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

All students will meet their assigned adviser at the college meeting.  Students who do not attend Preview will receive information from their assigned adviser, via mail, after Preview.

How should I prepare for the College of Nursing meeting?

Students should review the College of Nursing website and curriculum track online.  Please bring with you any AP scores that you currently have and Foreign Language placement results (if available).

For questions before or after the College of Nursing meeting, students should contact Marissa Wesley or Amy Hettinger.

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Other Questions?

Please contact the Office of Student Development at newstudentprogs@marquette.edu or 414-288-1412.

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