For more than 25 years, National Marquette Day has gathered the Marquette nation united together in pride, spirit and sport to honor the values we cherish throughout the year. Join us as we kick off this tradition on Friday, Feb. 2 with the fourth annual Pep Rally and Fireworks. This year’s festivities will be emceed by Katie Crowther, anchor and reporter for Today’s TMJ4, and will take place in Lot F, across from the Al McGuire Center, starting at 6 p.m. and will include complimentary s’mores, mac and cheese, hot chocolate and more.
The first 500 attendees will also receive a voucher for a National Marquette Day T-shirt, redeemable at the women’s basketball game following the Pep Rally. Be sure to line up early! Enjoy performances from our cheerleaders, dance team and the Golden Eagle. You will also have the opportunity to hear from President Michael R. Lovell; Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl; Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski; and Women’s Assistant Coach Scott Merritt, Comm ’04.
Students can sign-up on Facebook.
After the pep rally, head over to the Al McGuire Center for the Marquette women’s basketball game vs. Providence. All pep rally attendees will receive complimentary general admission to the women’s basketball game. Following the conclusion of the game, watch as fireworks light the sky over the Wells Street Parking Structure as you exit the Al McGuire Center.
There are many more student activities being planned for National Marquette Day weekend, including: a Late Night Annex Takeover, an opportunity to dine in McCormick for the last National Marquette Day it’s open, and a special improv performance by alumnus Danny Pudi, Comm ’01 and The Avalancheros. Please visit the National Marquette Day website [LINK: nationalmarquetteday.com] to learn more. Spread the word using #NationalMarquetteDay.
Women’s Basketball Game on Friday:
There will also be a residence hall competition at the women’s basketball game on Friday night! The hall with the highest percentage of residents who check in via the MU Rewards app will win pizza and a Super Bowl watch party.
Residence Hall Community Programming Council Events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 3
Be on the lookout for programming before the big game in your residence hall, put on by your Community Programming Council! Events include free breakfast, spirit crafts, games, music, and everything you need to get pumped up for the game!
For questions, please contact Kelsey Hau, advancement associate, at (414) 288-4987.
Take the Golden Eagle Pledge and demonstrate your commitment to enjoy National Marquette Day in a safe and responsible manner. This pledge encourages all students to be an active bystander during the weekend’s activities and live out the mission of Marquette.