Photos by Jesse Lee, senior communication specialist
Today, nearly 2,000 first-year students moved into Marquette’s residence halls including Abbottsford, Carpenter, Cobeen, Mashuda, Humphrey, O’Donnell, Schroeder, Straz Tower and The Commons.
Move-in officially began at 8 a.m. followed by a formal blessing for new students and their families at 9 a.m. at The Commons. Rev. Michael Maher, S.J., residence minister at The Commons and an associate professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, offered the blessing.
New Student Orientation takes place today, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25. Family Liturgy is at 3 p.m. today in the Church of the Gesu followed by New Student Convocation at 4:30 p.m. at Ray and Kay Eckstein Common, the outdoor courtyard located between the AMU and the Jesuit Residence.
2,000 sophomore and junior students will also move into residence halls this Saturday, Aug. 24.
Class of 2023 Fast Facts
- This class includes 1,975 students from 42 states, two U.S. territories and 16 countries
- More than 15,000 students applied to Marquette for fall 2019
- 29 percent are students of color
- 32 students were valedictorians
- 20 students were Eagle Scouts
- Two students received Girl Scout Gold Awards
- The average SAT score is 1,225, which is among the highest in Marquette history
- 23 percent of the students are first-generation college students
- More than 20 percent are legacy students
- 34 percent is from Wisconsin
- Students from southeast Wisconsin rose 26 percent last year and saw another four percent bump this year
- For the second-straight year, Marquette University High School is the number one feeder school with 32 graduates in the Class of 2023
Residence Life Fast Facts
- Marquette features 3,761 student beds and 132 RAs for a capacity of 3,893 students across 10 residence halls
- The Commons is the newest residence hall, opening in 2018. It features 890 beds across two residential towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space