Life in the residence halls is an important and fun part of the Marquette student experience. Unlike commuter schools, Marquette students spend their evenings and weekends on campus, and residence halls become their home away from home where they eat, sleep, study, and socialize. With only a few exceptions, first- and second-year students are required to live on campus in one of our nine residence halls for underclassmen.
All freshman enroll in an "anytime dining" plan, which allows them to eat in one of the five main campus dining halls. In addition to traditional living arrangements, students are able to apply to live in Living Learning Communities on campus, which are available to first-years, second-years, and upperclassmen. Upperclassmen typically move off campus into our surrounding neighborhoods but also have the option of living in university-owned, apartment-style lodging.
My name is Kelly Kaufmann. I'm originally from Burbank, California, just north of Los Angeles, and here at Marquette I'm studying psychology and I'm also in the physical therapy program. Living on campus is a really, really unique experience. I've lived in the residence halls both as a resident-- as a first year student-- as well as an RA these past two years. 90% of first and second year students live in the residence halls here on campus.
It allows you to really get involved and kind of meet people who are in the same boat as you, and experiencing the same things as you are. We have a very strong and prominent residence community feeling. So you are given that resident assistant, your RA that lives on the floor with you, and they're there to foster a sense of community. So it's really a great way to get to meet new people, and it's definitely just that nice feeling of coming home every day, and you definitely do have that here in residence halls as well.
There are lots of different dining options here on campus. There are dining halls in the residence halls, there's a dining hall in the student union, as well as a bunch of free-standing coffee shops.
What I really like about each of the residence halls is that they do offer a group study space, whether it be in the lobby or in the basement. There tons of communal spaces that you can go to. If you'd like to watch a movie with some people from your floor you, can head down to the basement. We have pool tables, ping pong tables. Just kind of a nice get together spot over there.
There's nothing else like it. You grow so much personally, academically, professionally. There is just no experience like it.Back