Marquette welcomes the Class of 2027 | Move-in Day recap and photo gallery

Early this morning, nearly 1,900 first-year students from 42 states began moving into Marquette residence halls.

A blessing for new students and their families by Rev. John Thiede, acting vice president for mission and ministry, followed.

In total, 3,240 students are expected to take up residence in nine Marquette residence halls this fall, with 120 RAs and senior-level student staff for an approximate residence hall population of about 3,360.

New Student Orientation will take place Thursday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 27. A full schedule of events is available on Marquette Today.

Convocation — considered the formal welcome to Marquette for new students and their families — will be Thursday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. on Central Mall, south of Wisconsin Avenue and adjacent to St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

The entire Marquette community is invited to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. Following Mass, the Welcome Back Picnic will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eckstein Common — between the Alumni Memorial Union and Schroeder Hall.

First-year students will continue to arrive through Thursday, with second-year students returning Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27. The first day of classes for all undergraduate students is Monday, Aug. 28.

Class of 2027 fast facts

  • Nearly 1,900 students from 42 states
  • Nearly 16,300 students applied
  • 33% students of color
    • 30% for the fourth-straight year and fifth time since 2017
  • 23% are first-generation college students
    • Eighth-straight year with over 20% first-gen students
  • 27 valedictorians and 89 Eagle Scouts
  • 42% of the class hails from Illinois, while 34% hails from Wisconsin
  • 34% attended Catholic or Jesuit high schools
  • The top feeder schools are:
    • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
    • Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois
    • Fenwick High School, Oak Park, Illinois