National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 3, is our day. A day filled with school spirit and pride; a time to Ring Out Ahoya and support our athletic teams; a way of being in community with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff; and a celebration of all things Marquette.
There are many great events planned throughout the weekend. Head to natinonalmarquetteday.com to find out more.
With all these activities, we acknowledge that alcohol may play a role in the festivities. While most Marquette students who choose to use alcohol do so responsibly, National Marquette Day may present an environment that promotes high-risk drinking. Such behavior is not in line with our values as an institution, an ethos that includes respect for self, others, property and authority.
We challenge students to not drink at all during this weekend, but if you choose to use alcohol, we strongly urge you to limit your consumption and take the Golden Eagle Pledge.
Students who sign the pledge will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including priority housing registration for one first-year student, a Game Day Package (limo ride around Milwaukee, dinner out and Marquette swag), and lunch at the Lunda Room.
We’d also like to remind you of the expectation we have of our fans who are asked to represent Marquette in a way that is reflective of Marquette’s core values. We had a tremendous environment at Sunday’s game against top-ranked Villanova, thanks in large part to the turnout from our passionate students. However, at times during the game, we missed the mark with some of the chants that developed spontaneously.
We can’t wait for the Blue & Gold faithful to display its support in a manner that will make all individuals associated with the university proud during Saturday’s game.
Your continued positivity and support does truly make a difference for our players and coaches.
Finally, here are a few things we want you to know about the weekend:
- MUPD will be out in force over the weekend, going door to door with information on safety and bystander intervention.
- Students are expected to watch out for their peers, acting upon what they learned in bystander intervention training and Red Watch Band training. If something occurs, contact MUPD, your RA, or other university staff.
- The university adheres to its Good Samaritan policy. Calling for help could save someone’s life.
- Students are expected to adhere to Marquette’s Code of Conduct and abide by Wisconsin laws. There will be consequences for those who fail to do so.
- Hosting parties poses significant risk. A first offense of allowing consumption of alcohol by an underage person can result in a $373.00 fine per underage person and/or a fine of $3,234.06 for operating without a liquor license. Fines for conduct violations of up to $750 can also be imposed. Probation or suspension may also be a result.
This is our day. Make it one that shows the best of who we are as a community. Support our teams. Support our mission. Support each other. Always remember, WE ARE MARQUETTE!
Dr. Michael R. Lovell
Dr. Daniel Myers
Dr. Xavier A. Cole
Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President & Director of Athletics