COVID-19 update for students: New remote learning website, pay for student employees and changes to campus services 

As shared in the all campus email on March 16, beginning Wednesday, March 18, university operations – where possible – will move to a remote working environment until at least April 10, at which point the university will reassess our overall situation.

Below is additional guidance and information for students during this transition. Direct questions to this form on the coronavirus website so the information can be included in future communications and the FAQ on that site.

New remote learning website available
Information Technology Services has created a new remote learning resources page for students, which includes information on accessing classes via D2L, connecting to the VPN, accessing Raynor Memorial Library resources remotely and more.

Student employees
The university will continue paying stipends to graduate assistants, residence hall assistants and tutors. Per U.S. Department of Education guidelines, Federal Work Study students will continue to be paid. Other students actively working on campus will be paid their regular hourly wage. Hourly paid students who are not present on campus and are not being asked to work remotely will not be paid. Supervisors of student employees who are currently off campus can determine if remote work is an option for students paid hourly. The university will continue to monitor this situation.

Campus buildings and services
Given that only a limited number of essential personnel are working on campus and that only a small number of students are living in the residence halls – limited to those who could not travel home to complete their studies remotely – the following buildings and campus services will have different hours.

This list will be updated and is available on the university’s coronavirus website.

  • Majority of academic and administrative buildings, including the Alumni Memorial Union: Most buildings will have faculty and staff access only via MUID card. Faculty, staff and graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants will have MUID card access to their “home” building 24/7 and any additional buildings they currently have 24/7 access to.
  • Al McGuire Center: Closed effective March 18 until further notice, with the exception of Sports Medicine, which will be by appointment only.
  • Athletic and Human Performance Research Center: Closed effective March 18 until further notice.
  • Brew locations: Closed effective March 18 until further notice.
  • BookMarq: Closed effective March 17; students can access services online.
  • Card Office: While the Card Office is closed, the emergency replacement of lost IDs is still possible. Anyone needing a replacement ID should send an email to and include a phone number at which they can be reached. An employee will contact the person needing the ID and set up an appointment to issue the card.
  • Catholic Masses: Archbishop Jerome Listecki has closed all Catholic Masses in Milwaukee to the public through April 3. This includes all on-campus Masses and Masses at the Church of the Gesu.
  • Child Care Center: Remains open at this time; parents will be communicated with separately if this changes.
  • Dining halls: In accordance with guidance from the City of Milwaukee, The Commons is carryout only, effective March 17 until further notice. All other dining halls are closed.
  • Marquette University Counseling Center: Will provide mental health services primarily by telephone: (414) 288-7172. If students are in the campus area, please call rather than coming to the center in person.
  • Marquette University Police Department: Fully operational; LIMO service running.
  • On-campus external facing clinics: Each clinic is determining whether to remain open and hours of operation based on health official guidance. Clinics are communicating directly with their patients and information is available on each clinic’s website.
  • Raynor Memorial Libraries: Open via MUID card access for students, faculty and staff during business hours (check Raynor’s website for changes to business hours).
  • Rec Center and Rec Plex: Closed effective March 18 until further notice.
  • Residence Halls: Front desks will continue to be staffed.
  • Spirit Shop: Closed effective March 17 until further notice.
  • St. Joan of Arc Chapel: Closed effective March 18 until further notice.
  • University Apartments: Front desks will continue to be staffed.
  • Valley Fields: Dome closed effective March 18 until further notice. The track and fields will be accessible with an MUID via the 16th Street gate.

Marquette Backpack Program available to help students facing food insecurity
The Backpack Program is a free and confidential service that provides groceries to any Marquette student who is having difficulty accessing affordable, nutritious food and other essential household items. No student will be turned away. Students should fill out this intake form to participate. Faculty and staff who wish to donate can give online.

Watch your university email for updates and visit the coronavirus website for additional information and FAQs.