A National Marquette Day message to students from university leaders

Dear students, 

This Saturday, Feb. 4, our campus community will come together in celebration of National Marquette Day. This annual tradition, now in its third decade, provides an opportunity to commemorate who we are as an institution: Catholic and Jesuit, dedicated to service, and being women and men for and with others. 

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. 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 newly launched EagleExpress transportation 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. This includes treating the visiting teams with the class and respect expected of Marquette students. 

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: 

Thursday, Feb. 2 

  • Late Night Marquette’s National Marquette Day Bingo, 9 p.m. at the Union Sports Annex 

Friday, Feb. 3 

  • DIY Gameday Gear sponsored by MUSG, noon in the AMU second floor lobby 

Saturday, Feb. 4 

  • Men’s lacrosse vs. Lindenwood, 11 a.m. at Valley Fields 
  • Men’s basketball vs. Butler, 1 p.m. at Fiserv Forum 
  • Women’s basketball vs. Georgetown, 5 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center 
  • Late Night Breakfast, 8 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms 

National Marquette Day is our day. We hope you live it out by supporting our teams, our mission and each other. 

Dr. Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs 

Edith Hudson, chief of Marquette University Police Department 

Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics