Office of Residence Life Newsletter

December 2013


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

Saturday, January 11, 2014: Residence halls open at 8 a.m. for the spring semester


Fall Semester Closing Information


Before you leave:

• Empty your trash can
• Close and lock all windows and close drapes
• Remove all perishable food items and take to trashroom or take home
• Clean and defrost your refrigerator – leave door open
• Unplug and clean ALL appliances
• Find vacation homes for your plants and fish
• Turn off all lights and lock your door

Additional Information:

• If you are leaving Marquette or studying abroad for Spring Semester, speak with your RHD by Friday, December 6.
• Halls close on Saturday, December 14 at noon and re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11. Please make arrangements to be out by this time.

Please contact your RA or RHD with any questions about winter closing information.


Finals Week Visitation Policy

There will be no overnight visitation starting Friday, December 6.

Non-overnight visitation will end at 1:00 am every day, beginning Friday, December 6.

Normal visitation will resume on Monday, January 13.

Students will not be allowed overnight visitation on Saturday, January 11 or Sunday, January 12.



Winter Break Housing

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 13th, must have approval by the residence hall director before being allowed to stay in Carpenter Tower.


2014-15 Resident Assistant Selection

Application and Reference Forms Deadline
January 10, 2014
Available online through MIL

For additional informaion, please visit the RA Selection 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.

Questions? Contact RHA.


NRHH Of the Month Awards

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

Executive Board Member: Haley Carter
First Year Student: Caity Lucy
Student: Tcalla Brown
Spotlight: Nelda
Passive Program: White Boards for Common Lounges
Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Dave Mitchell
Resident Assistant: Stephannie Oppermann
Organization: Abbottsford Hall Council

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 semester

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



Fall Semester Closing Info

Finals Week Visitation

Winter Break Housing

RA Selection Process


Miracle on Central Mall

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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