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Office of Residence Life Newsletter

MARCH 2014


Residence Hall Selection process

The 2014-2015 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 21. 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 8–16). The halls close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8th, and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 16th.

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.


2014-15 DR Selection Process

The Office of Residence Life is now accepting applications for Desk Receptionists (DRs) for the 2014-2015 academic year!

The ideal DR candidate is a current student who has customer service experience, a minimum 2.00 GPA, and a desire to make an impact on the residence hall and apartment communities. Quality candidates will have a commitment to personal integrity, the ability to collaborate with team members, and demonstrate leadership characteristics in problem solving, interpersonal skills, and communication.

To find out more information and to complete an application, please visit the DR selection website.

Applications are due Friday, March 28, 2014. We hope you consider applying to be a part of the Residence Life team! Any questions about the process can be directed to Christy Bergen, Assistant Director for Student Staffing & Training.


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Lil Sibs Weekend 2014

Marquette's Residence Hall Association hopes you will join us for Lil' Sibs Weekend 2014: Solar Sibs. This weekend will be full of out of this world events that will give current students and their younger loved ones memories for light years to come. Siblings and guests 5 years old and up are welcome to stay overnight in the residence halls and participate in an array of events during the weekend of April 11-13.

Online Registration is now open!

Priority online registration will be available until March 28th and on-site registration will be available on April 11th during check-in.

For further information please go to RHA’s webpage


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!




Saturday, March 8, 2014: Residence halls close at 5 p.m. for Spring Break

Sunday, March 16, 2014: Residence halls reopen at 8 a.m. for all residence hall students

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for the spring semester



2014-15 Housing Selection Process

Sophomore LLC

Spring Break Closing Info

DR Selection

Connect with ORL on Facebook and Twitter


Lil' Sibs Weekend

Of the Month (OTM) Awards


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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