Office of Residence Life Newsletter

October 2013


A Message From Dr. Jim McMahon

The recent news of Fr. Pilarz’s resignation no doubt came as a surprise to the entire Marquette community. We in Residence Life are grateful for his service to our students and making you the priority in his decisions. It is with this same sense of purpose that we do the work we do.

Under the leadership of Interim President Rev. Robert Wild, S.J. we will continue to offer programs and services with your intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional, and social development at the heart of our efforts.

I hope your semester has gotten off to a good start and wish you much success in your future endeavors.

Dr. Jim McMahon,
Associate Vice President and Dean of Residence Life


Break Period Information

Fall Break

All residence halls will remain open during Fall Break, October 17 to 20. If you plan to stay in your residence hall, notify your RA in advance.

Visitation hours will end at 2:00 AM each night and overnight guests will not be permitted.

Please note two break period changes:

Residence Halls will open on Saturday, January 11 to accommodate those students with tickets to the men's basketball game.

Residence Halls will close on March 8 at 5 p.m. to accommodate students with tickets to the men's basketball game.

Visit our website for complete break information


Overnight Visitation Information

Overnight visitation will not be permitted during fall break from October 17 through October 20.

As well as fall break, overnight visitation is not allowed during Halloween weekend from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.

Please see your Residence Hall Director with any additional questions.




Annual HALLoween on October 30

HALLoween is one of Marquette's most rewarding fall traditions! This annual program opens the doors of our residence halls to kids from the several communities surrounding Marquette to come and Trick or Treat at YOUR door. See the true spirit of Halloween as kids who would otherwise be unable to Trick or Treat come through the residence halls, stop at participating rooms, and excitedly ring in Halloween with a resounding "TRICK OR TREAT!"

HALLoween will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday October 30th. Stayed tuned for information from the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and from your RA about how to get involved as either a candy distributing room or a chaperone (called "gHosts"). Mark your calendars for the program today - you're not going to want to miss this service based program that is so fun ... it's almost a little scary!


Hall Council Involvment

Interested in getting involved in your building's hall council events? You can get connected through the Marquette Involvement Link. Join now:

Abbottsford Hall Council
Carpenter Tower Council
Cobeen Hall Council
Mashuda Hall Council
McCabe Hall Council
McCormick Hall Council
O'Donnell Hall Council
Schroeder Hall Council
Straz Tower Hall Council


Of the Month Awards (OTMs)

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.

To submit Of The Month awards for outstanding people and programs, go to

• Select the type of OTM (general category or program category)

• Select the institution (Marquette University)

• Select the category, and start recognizing!

OTMs for the month of October are due November 1.


Around Campus Events

Family Weekend 2013

Miss home but love Marquette? Family Weekend - Oct 4-6 is the best of both worlds! Family Weekend is an opportunity to bring your family to campus and celebrate all that makes the Marquette experience unlike any other!

Family Weekend is three days of events for the whole family, including family-style meals, music and sporting events, trivia, bowling, a 5K fun run, theatre performances, tours of Milwaukee, apartment presentations and tours, worship opportunities, family photos, and Late Night events.

Visit for a complete schedule of events, and to register your family today. Online registration closes Sept 30 and popular events fill quickly.



Saturday, December 14, 2013: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for the fall semester

Saturday, January 11, 2014: Residence halls open for the spring semester



Break Period Information

Overnight Visitation



Hall Council Involvement


Around Campus


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.

View past issues