Thursday, Aug. 24, will be an exciting day as we welcome more than 2,000 students to our Class of 2021. Many of us can remember the anxiety associated with being a new student, and can appreciate the excitement and concern parents and students will be feeling as they unload cars, trucks and vans in preparation for this new chapter in their lives at Marquette. We can all “Be the Difference” by making Move-in Day 2017 as easy, painless and comfortable as possible for our new students and their families.
Please plan to allow a few extra minutes for your arrival and departure from campus on Thursday, Aug. 24. And please consider ride-sharing or taking alternate means of transportation to campus if possible. If you routinely park in the 16th Street Structure, Wells Street Structure, Lot F, Lot G, Lot R or Lot RR, as we are asking for your cooperation on that day with these changes:
- 16th Street Structure parkers should plan to park on one of the top three levels of the structure (levels 4, 5 or 6). This will then free up the lower three levels to assist with freshman move-in for McCormick Hall.
- Lot F, Lot G and the Wells Street Structure parkers are asked to park on one of the top four levels of the Wells Street Structure (levels, 4, 5, 6 or 7). This will assist with the parking needs for students moving into Cobeen Hall, Carpenter Tower, Schroeder Hall and Abbottsford Hall.
- Lot R and Lot RR employee parkers are asked to relocate to the new university property (Lot M) at 545 No. 9th Street. This lot is on the southwest corner of 9th and Michigan, and no gate card is necessary. Should this lot fill, employees can then move to another new property at 523 N. 8th Street.
As you make the slightly longer walk from your car to your workplace on Thursday, be sure to take a few minutes to pause and greet our new students. The parents and students will appreciate your kind words of welcome. Thank you in advance for making Move-in Day 2017 a success for all!