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Office of Residence Life Newsletter

MARCH 2013


Residence Hall Selection process

The 2013-2014 online residence hall selection process for returning students begins this week with the $300 housing deposit collection process. Deposits must be submitted to our office (Carpenter Tower 203) by Friday, March 22. Checks should be made payable to Marquette University.

Returning students will select their housing assignment and roommate through an online system based on a randomly generated assignment time that is activated by the housing deposit.

Complete details about this year's process are available online

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


Living Learning Communities

The Office of Residence Life offers a sophomore living-learning community for students who are interested in enhancing their on campus experience by living on floor with students who share common interests regarding social justice.

Dorothy Day Social Justice Community

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: PHIL 1001, Philosophy of Human Nature
Spring: PHIL 2310, Philosophy of Ethics

The courses include a service-learning component designed to enhance students' academic experience through engagement with Milwaukee.



Spring Break Closing Information

All residence halls except Carpenter Tower will be closed for Spring Break (March 9–17). The halls close at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th, and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 17th.

Only those students who are permanent residents of Carpenter Tower may stay in those buildings over break. Those students who are staying in Carpenter Tower for any portion of Spring Break must notify your residence hall director of the dates that you will be staying in the hall.


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RHA Elections on March 26

RHA LogoDid you know your opinion counts in Marquette elections? Both the Residence Hall Association and the Student Government are having their Spring Elections. Be on the look out for an e-mail that will direct you to the online ballot.

Don’t forget to vote on March 26th!

MUSG Elections on March 19

MUSG President, Vice President and academic senator elections - Primary elections will take place on March 19th and if there are 3 tickets for President and Vice President then the election will take place on March 26th. More information can be found below:


Blood Drives

Did you know that every two second someone in the U.S. needs blood? If you want to make a difference and be a blood donor don’t miss out on a great opportunity to help others.

If you wish to donate, the Residence Halls are hosting different blood drives through the semester. Don’t miss out!

O’Donnell Hall: March 19th from 3 pm to 7 pm


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.

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



Hunger Clean-Up

If you don’t already know the HUGE event that we call Hunger Clean-Up started in 1989 as a student’s modest efforts to combat hunger and homelessness in the Milwaukee community. Twenty-three years later it’s Marquette’s largest day of service. It brings approximately 1,500 individuals to volunteer in over 50 different agencies around the Milwaukee area.

The one day event is planned a by a team of student leaders who work both in the Fall and Spring semester to mobilize their peers into helping and supporting the Milwaukee community. It is also a great way to increase awareness and to promote programs related to poverty, hunger, homelessness, and other issues that affect Milwaukee.

SIGN UP as an individual or a group and go out and help Milwaukee. It will be a day filled with fun and self-reflection. Marquette students are very privileged, so its important to help those is greater need.



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 Selection Process

Sophomore LLC

Spring Break Closing Info

Connect with ORL on Facebook and Twitter


RHA Elections

Blood Drives

Of the Month (OTM) Awards


Hunger Clean-Up


Check out these important opening and closing dates

Marquette University
Office of Residence Life
Carpenter Tower, 203

Phone 414-288-7208

Visit the Office of Residence Life Web site for more news and information for students living in the residence halls.

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