Office of Residence Life Newsletter




Sophomore Housing Fair

On Wednesday, February 20, the Office of Residence Life will sponsor the Sophomore Housing Fair to kickoff the 2013-2014 residence hall selection process for returning students.

The fair will run from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. in AMU ballrooms and will outline complete details about this year's selection process. Students will be able to learn about all of the housing options available to current first-year students including the the social justice living-learning community.

Please note: All first- and second-year students, regardless of academic classification, are required to live in a university residence hall.


Social Justice Community

Spend your sophomore year living with others who have similar goals: advocating for justice issues, whether poverty or fair trade, the environment or education.

The Social Justice Living Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomore students to live on two floors in Straz Tower and focus on creating positive social change.

Participants will take one class with fellow community members each semester:

Fall semester
Philosophy 1001, Philosophy of Human Nature

Spring semester
Philosophy 2310, Philosophy of Ethics

The courses include a service-learning component designed to enhance students' academic experience through engagement with Milwaukee. Apply online today or find out more information at the Sophomore Housing Fair.



NRHH's Recognition Week

During the week of February 18-22nd, NRHH will be recognizing ALL students and professional staff members of the Office of Residence Life with in a variety of ways. This is a joint effort between RHA and NRHH, based on the spirit of recognition for a job well done.

The following days are assigned in recognition of each department:

Monday, February 18th:
Central Office Staff (professional staff, operations crew, and Student Receptionists), University Apartment and Off-Campus Student Services staff, Apartment Student Receptionists, Residence Hall Association

Tuesday, February 19th:
Residence Hall Directors, Graduate Assistants, Hall Ministers, Hall Council, Hall Secretaries, Hall Store Staff

Wednesday, February 20th:
Resident Assistants, Diversity Peer Educators, Program Assistants, Global Village Community Assistant

Thursday, February 21st:
Desk Receptionists, Facilities Managers, and Apartment Managers

Friday, February 22nd: Custodians, Mechanics, Wire Techs and Dining Staff

Tell someone thank you during Recognition Week!


Remove the Blindfold

Remove the Blindfold is an annual event sponsored by RHA that promotes awareness about many social justice issues facing the world today.

The experience of attending Remove the Blindfold should stimulate thoughts, feelings, and emotions around the issues and images presented.

The hope is that through this experience, students will become more aware of social injustices and move toward positive change by taking action.

Attend Justice and Java on Monday, February 11, from 8-9:30 PM on the AMU First Floor, or any of the events still from Wednesday through Friday in Beaumier Suites in the Raynor Library basement (times TBD).


Blood Drives

Did you know that by giving blood you help save three lives? If you want to participate this year in one of the many blood drives, there will be multiple chances in the different residence halls.

Abbottsford: Wednesday, February 5th
Cobeen: Wednesday, February 2th


NRHH Of the Month Awards (OTM)

Do you know someone who does their job really well? Someone who is always on top of their game and has an awareness of what is going on campus and in the community? If so, they may be eligible for an “Of The Month” (OTM) Award.

OTMs are given monthly to individuals, groups or programs that have made a positive impact on the residence life community at Marquette University.

If you would like to submit a nomination, please visit the OTM website at

• Select the type of OTM (general or program)
• Select the institution (Marquette University)
• Select the category and start recognizing!

OTMs for the month of February are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 7.



Submit FAFSA Online

Marquette students must submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at by February 15 for it to be processed and sent to Marquette by the March 1st priority deadline.

The student and one parent will need their own federal pin numbers to electronically sign the FAFSA. Go online to to apply or reapply for a duplicate pin.

If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the March 1st priority deadline, financial aid will be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding.

Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student’s initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on CheckMarq.

Questions can be directed to Marquette Central 8-4000.

Love Your Body Week

Love Your Body Week is a campus-wide event sponsored by the Center for Health Education and Promotion, in collaboration with many other offices across campus.

This week is meant for students to talk about the acceptance and celebration of their bodies through a variety of programmatic happenings.

This year, Love Your Body Week will run from the week of February 25 – March 1.

Check out the Center for Health Education and Promotion’s website for more details.


Mission Week

Here are a few of this year's events:

“On the Issues” with Mike Gousha:
Father Frechette

Tuesday, February 5 12:15 p.m.
Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom
Registration is required.
Co-sponsored by the Law School and College of Health Sciences

When passion meets practical realities: preparing to meet the challenge of solving global problems
Tuesday, February 5 3:30 p.m.
AMU Ballrooms
Registration is required. Capacity is limited.

"On the Issues" with Mike Gousha:
Maggy Barankitse

Thursday, February 7 12:15 p.m.
Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom
Registration is required.
Co-sponsored by the Law School and College of Arts and Sciences

Keynote event: The World is our Home
Thursday. February 7
3:30 p.m. doors open 4 p.m. — keynote
Varsity Theatre
Tickets are required. (Available in the Brooks Lounge)

Examination of consciousness: a reflection on Mission Week
Friday, February 8 Noon, Chapel of the Holy Family

Check out the Mission Week website for details



Saturday, March 9, 2013: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for Spring Break

Sunday, March 17, 2013: Residence halls reopen at 8 a.m. for all residence hall students

Saturday, May 11, 2013: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for the spring semester



2013-14 Housing Fair

Social Justice Community


NRHH's Recognition Week

Remove the Blindfold

Blood Drives



Don't forget to complete FAFSA

Love Your Body Week

Mission Week


Check out these important opening and closing dates

Marquette University
Office of Residence Life
Carpenter Tower, 203

Phone 414-288-7208

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