Marquette undergraduate students returned to campus beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 23, taking part in a variety of events to kick off the 2023-24 academic year. As the first week of classes comes to an end, take a look back at all our campus community has already done.
Students and their families braved the heat, which reached the 90s, during move-in days. First-year students began move-in on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in residence halls including The Commons. Students got right to work setting up their rooms once the heavy lifting was complete. Fish can make for a great extra roommate in the residence halls. Families got a bite to eat at food trucks parked in Eckstein Common during Orientation. Blue, Marquette University Police Department’s community outreach dog, was a popular figure as students returned to campus. A family takes in Family Mass at the Church of the Gesu as part of New Student Orientation. First-year students and their families avoided the heat in the Al McGuire Center during New Student Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 24. The Marquette Pep Band made sure there was a lively atmosphere for New Student Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 24. President Michael R. Lovell smiles as he holds the net he cut down following Marquette men’s basketball’s BIG EAST Tournament Championship at Madison Square Garden. President Lovell spoke to first-year students during New Student Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 24. Students enjoy popsicles from Pete’s Pops following New Student Convocation. A student high-fives Iggy during the New Student Block Party. Live music is played on 12th Street outside the Al McGuire Center as part of the New Student Block Party. Students take in the concert during the 12th Street Block Party. From left to right, President Lovell, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Shaka Smart, Iggy and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Megan Duffy handed out breakfast at Sendik’s Fresh2Go on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 28. Students take a selfie with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Shaka Smart on Monday, Aug. 28. As classes kicked off, Marquette added a new landmark to campus in the form of large freestanding “MU” letters in the patio space outside the east entrance to the Alumni Memorial Union. The first day of classes brought added energy to Wisconsin Avenue, with students reconnecting around campus. As students get into their routines, studying has begun. For now, that can be done outside.