A National Marquette Day message to students from university leaders

Dear students,

This Saturday, Feb. 26, marks the 30th celebration of National Marquette Day. As this annual tradition reaches its third decade, the purpose remains the same: uniting the Marquette community, near and far, to celebrate who we are as an institution.

While we enjoy this weekend of celebration, we must make sure we care for ourselves and our fellow Marquette community members.

The university adheres to its Good Samaritan Policy and we also expect students to uphold the community expectations expressed in the Student Conduct Code. Many of you have gone through Red Watch Band bystander intervention training. As women and men for others, we ask that you watch out for each other and put this training to use if necessary.

We also encourage all students to download MUPD’s free safety app, EagleEye, as an added layer of security, and to use the free LIMO service provided by MUPD.

Expectations of respect for others extends to the Fiserv Forum and Deer District. We ask that you represent Marquette and our mission appropriately.

As a community of diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints, we recognize and appreciate those students who choose not to drink or are in recovery from a substance use disorder. Underage drinking, illegal substance use, abuse of alcohol and/or or high-risk use of alcohol are counter to Marquette’s values and often disrupt our ability to treat one another with dignity and respect. This impacts the safety and security of our entire community, especially the sense of belonging of those among us who choose not to consume alcohol. Please be mindful of your choices and how your actions may affect others.

As we celebrate National Marquette Day, we hope you join us in one or more of this weekend’s festivities:

Friday, Feb. 25

  • DIY Gameday Gear, 5 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby

Saturday, Feb. 26

  • Brunch party at The Commons, 8 a.m. to noon in The Commons dining hall
    • Enjoy brunch, a photo-booth, DJ and giveaways. Meal plan swipes will be accepted. First come, first served meal tickets are available for students without meal plans.
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Butler, noon at Fiserv Forum
  • Game-watching party, noon in The Commons theatre
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Utah, 1 p.m. at Valley Fields
  • Late Night Breakfast, 9 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms

Sunday, Feb. 27

  • Women’s Tennis vs. Illinois, 11 a.m. at the Rec Center
  • Women’s Basketball vs. St. John’s, 2 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center

National Marquette Day is our day. We hope you live it out by exemplifying what makes this community special.

Dr. Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs
Edith Hudson, chief of Marquette University Police Department
Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics