Thursday, August 25




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A letter from Marquette University Police Department Chief Paul Mascari

Whether you live in the Milwaukee area or outside of our region, many of you likely heard of the civil unrest recently following a Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) shooting of an armed suspect on the north side. I want to assure you that our officers have been on high alert and we are working with MPD leadership to closely monitor developing information. We have brought in additional officers and are projecting a visible presence both on campus and in our near campus neighborhood.

As we begin the exciting year ahead, we want you all to know how seriously we take the immense responsibility of keeping your sons and daughters safe. I often hear President Lovell say that as soon as students step foot on our campus, they become part of our Marquette family. I emphasize this to every one of our officers.

For those of you who are new to Marquette, you may not know that we became a commissioned police department a little more than a year ago. Why is that important? We saw an immediate impact in crime reduction. Just six months after MU Public Safety became the Marquette University Police Department, we saw a 38% reduction in robberies and a 52% reduction in batteries. Being a commissioned police department also gives us much improved access to real-time information sharing among other agencies allowing us to be more proactive.

Read the rest of Mascari’s letter online.

Read this unique story of a Marquette mom who is an MUPD officer. Her daughter, Gabrielle, is a freshman.

Family Weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 2; registration opens Aug. 26

You are invited to connect with your student and the Marquette family during Family Weekend 2016. Join the university Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 for three days of activities for parents, siblings and students, including theatre and musical performances, open houses and tours, worship opportunities, bingo, movies, Milwaukee excursions, and much more. There are many free events that do not require registration. Registration for ticketed events opens Friday, Aug. 26, and some events will fill to capacity quickly.

Homecoming: Oct. 2 – 9

Can’t make it to Family Weekend? Save the date for Homecoming 2016. The Marquette community will come together to celebrate the pride and passion for our university from Sunday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 9. Last week, Marquette announced headliners Rachel Platten and American Authors will perform at its on-campus Homecoming 2016 concert on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Central Mall. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon CDT.

Registration for summer classes is Marquette students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and community members are invited to join in a weeklong series of Homecoming events. Partake in the fun, enjoy great food, experience some hearty competition and create lifelong memories during Homecoming 2016.

O-Fest and Community Service Fair help kick-start new school year

Students have the opportunity to explore and learn about hundreds of Marquette's student-led organizations on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Organization Fest, or O-Fest. Representatives from club sports, religious, political, social, cultural, service and social justice organizations will be available to answer questions and share information about the groups with which they are involved. The Community Service Fair, held on the same day, will include representatives from more than 40 nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee seeking student volunteers. As a new semester begins, students should be encouraged to consider new programs and service opportunities to build upon their academic experience at Marquette.

Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 9

Students considering studying abroad should attend the Office of International Education's Study Abroad Fair on Friday, Sept. 9. Program representatives and study abroad alumni will share why hundreds of Marquette students study abroad each semester. In addition to the one-day event, the Office of International Education will offer program-specific information sessions throughout September.

All students planning to study abroad this spring need to have applications completed by Oct. 1. General application requirements include completing an online form, submitting an essay and soliciting letter(s) of recommendation.

Student Government and Residence Hall Association provide leadership opportunities

Marquette University Student Government and the Residence Hall Association on Sept. 15 will hold elections for a variety of student leadership positions. Both organizations provide students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills while serving as a voice for other students.

2016-17 Parent Calendar available

The 2016-17 Marquette Parent Calendar is available online to download and print. The calendar contains important dates and deadlines, and is a useful resource for Marquette families throughout the academic year.

The calendars will be distributed to families who attend Family Weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Families who do not plan to attend the event may request to receive a printed copy while supplies last by emailing Please include your mailing address in your email.

Marquette University Fall Career Fairs, Sept. 28 and 29

The Marquette University Career Services Center will host two career fairs in September. The first, on Sept. 28, is focused on students studying in the areas of business, communication, government and nonprofit. The following day, Sept. 29, will cater to students studying engineering, computer science and information technology. The Career Services Center provides a variety of programs and services to help students prepare for their job search throughout the academic year.


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