Office of Residence Life Newsletter

November 2013


2014-15 Resident Assistant Selection

The Office of Residence Life is seeking Resident Assistants for the 2014-2015 academic year! The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a premiere leadership position within the Office of Residence Life.

The main function of the RA is to build relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement. The goal of the RA is to ensure that Marquette feels like home for residential students by building communities within each wing or floor.

To apply for the RA position, please plan to attend one of the mandatory information sessions. Information sessions are offered to give you a better understanding of the RA position, provide details on how to apply for the position, and to give you an opportunity to meet current RAs and professional staff from the Office of Residence Life. We hope to see you there!

Information Session Dates and Times:

Monday, November 4, 2013
4:00pm-5:00pm AMU 157

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6:00pm-7:00pm AMU Ballroom C

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Noon-1:00pm AMU Ballroom C

Thursday, November 7, 2013
7:00pm-8:00pm Humphrey Hall Auditorium

For more information please visit our recruitment website.

RA Selection Timeline 2014-2015

Applications & References
Available Online Through MIL Monday, October 28, 2013

Applications & Reference Forms
Due Friday, January 10, 2014


2014-15 Manager Selection

Information Sessions
Monday, November 11 | 7-8pm
Humphrey Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12 | Noon-1pm
Campus Town East MPR

Wednesday, November 13 | 7-8pm
Campus Town East MPR

Thursday, November 14 | 4-5pm
Humphrey Auditorium

Applications Available
November 11

Applications & Reference Letters Due
January 10


Apartment Sign-Up Information

Different Apartment
November 6
Current residents may sign up for a different apartment.

Access Apartment Sign-Up Time
November 8 –11
Students applying for the University Apartments who are not current apartment residents will be able to access the online sign-up system to view their assigned sign-up date and time.

General Apartment Selection
November 11
For students new to the University Apartments, apartment selection using the online sign-up system will take place between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. according to your assigned sign-up time.

Please remember some other important information:

Every resident who plans to live in the University Apartments must pay a Housing Deposit.

Housing Deposits are only refundable if you (or your roommates) do not assign yourself to an apartment using the online system. If you or your roommates select an apartment through the online system, your deposit is not refundable, even if you do not choose to live in the University Apartments.

When you pay the housing deposit, you will receive an information packet on how to use the online system, along with resources and guides for selecting an apartment.

There must be at least one person per each bedroom in an apartment.

Swapping rooms/roommates after selection is not allowed. The person booking the apartment must remain in that space; if they choose to move to another apartment or not sign, their former space will be distributed to a waiting list applicant.

You must be enrolled as a full-time Marquette student for the 2014-2015 academic year. There are no guarantees of apartment availability.

*Please note: apartments are only available to junior and senior students.



Break Period Information

Thanksgiving Break

All residence halls will remain open during Thanksgiving Break (November 27– December 1). If you plan to stay in your residence hall, please notify your RA in advance. Upon every entrance into the halls, resident and guest ID's will be collected.

Visitation Information

Overnight visitation will not be permitted during Thanksgiving Break from November 27 through December 1. Visitation hours will end at 1:00 AM each night during these breaks. Ask your Residence Hall Director any questions you may have.

Winter Break

All residence halls except Carpenter Tower will be closed for Winter Break (December 14 –January 11). The halls close at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11th. 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 Winter Break must notify your residence hall director of the dates that you will be staying in the hall. Please note: the extended opening of these buildings is meant to accommodate students who are unable to return home and not to provide single overnight stays to students visiting Milwaukee. Students who do not sign-up for break housing prior to December 9th, must have approval by the residence hall director before being allowed to stay in Carpenter Tower.


Writing Center Satellite Locations

Walk-in Appointments Now Available
Beginning on October 27, Residence Life will sponsor satellite locations of the Writing Center in the following buildings:

Carpenter Tower Formal Lounge
McCormick Hall Private Dining Room
Mashuda Hall Front Dining Room

Hours of Operation in these locations:
Sundays, 7 to 9 PM
Mondays, 7 to 9 PM

Tutors are available for one-on-one consultations on a drop-in, first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information on the Writing Center, please visit their website.



RHA and NRHH News and Events

Igniting Hope on December 2

Join the Residence Hall Association in celebrating the beginning of the Advent season and to prepare for Christmas with a tree lighting ceremony in Westowne Square on Monday, December 2nd at 4:30 P.M.

Afterwards, please join us in the AMU ballrooms for a reception including light refreshments and entertainment.


NRHH Of the Month Awards

Congratulations to all of the "Of the Month" (OTM) Award winners for the month of September!

Executive Board Member: John Murawski
First Year Student: Edwin Morales Institution
Faculty/Staff: Bob Walden
Spotlight: Cheryl Gilmore
Social Program: Lights, Camera, Cookies Residential
Community: Alex Redle and O'Donnell 1NE
Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Sam Kemp
Resident Assistant: Melissa Parres

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!



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

Saturday, January 11, 2013:
Residence halls open at 8 a.m. for the spring term



RA Selection Process

FM/AM Selection Process

Apartment Selection

Break Period Information

The Writing Center


Igniting Hope

Of the Month 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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