Student Resources

Disability Services

Marquette University strives to integrate qualified students with disabilities as fully as possible into all aspects of university life. The Office of Disability Services has been designated to coordinate this process in accordance with the university’s compliance responsibilities under the law. Accommodation determinations for all students with identified and documented disabilities are made on a case-by-case basis. Any student is welcome to contact this office for more information; accommodations may be approved through an interactive process for individuals with a diagnosed medical, physical or mental health condition that is affecting at least one major life activity.

More detailed information about accessibility for all students at Marquette can be found at the Disability Services website. The Office of Disability Services is located in the 707 building, Room 524; P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881; Phone (414)288-1645; Fax (414) 288-5799.

Email Policy

Marquette University utilizes email as one of the official means of communication with students to keep them informed of important information such as financial aid and billing data; college deadlines, events and updates; and important campus news. Students are issued an official eMarq email account for use while they are enrolled.

Email is an appropriate and preferred method for official communication by Marquette with students unless otherwise prohibited by law. The university has the right to send official communication to students by email with the assumption that students receive, read and, if necessary, act in a timely manner based upon these emails. For more information, see the University Email Policy.

Financial Aid Information

The publication Award Information Guide provides an overview of the available financial aid, how to accept financial aid, debt management, students' rights and responsibilities and federal loan programs. Information is available online at the Marquette Central website. Information about different types of financial aid available to graduate students may be found in this bulletin under Student Financial Aid.

Graduate Student Organization

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is dedicated to providing opportunities for community service and fostering social connections between graduate students. In addition, the GSO serves as a channel for graduate students to voice concerns, resolve difficulties and provide feedback on issues that directly affect graduate student life at Marquette University.

The GSO accomplishes this goal by:

  • Actively representing graduate students by serving on several committees within the Graduate School and providing support for programs through members of the GSO council
  • Advocating for changes that are important to graduate students
  • Fostering inter-departmental cooperation and exchange
  • Encouraging unity among the graduate students by providing social and service events for graduate students
  • Improving the academic environment for graduate students by providing scholarly resources on campus
  • Providing social events for graduate students
  • Working with Campus Ministry to provide spiritual support for interested graduate students

All part-time and full-time graduate or professional students enrolled at Marquette University are automatic members of the GSO and membership is free.

For a listing of events and meetings, past meeting minutes, the GSO Constitution and the Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities, visit the GSO website.

Marquette Central

This office is the primary source for student enrollment and financial services information and assistance. Once students are admitted to the university, this office is available to help them through Marquette processes and serves as a resource for questions about registration, student financial aid and student accounts. For more information, visit the Marquette Central website.

Marquette University Police Department

With the Marquette community located in downtown Milwaukee, students need to be aware of the realities of city living. Recognizing this, the university strives to educate students about personal safety and crime prevention through a wide variety of safety programs and services.

Marquette operates its own commissioned police department, which works closely with the Milwaukee Police Department to ensure the security and safety of the university community. Located on the first floor of the 16th Street Parking Structure, 749 N. 16th St. (between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street), the department houses its administration, officer operations, the Command Information Center, preventive services and Student Safety Programs. MUPD operates 24 hours a day, every day. Services can be obtained by calling (414) 288-6800. In cases of emergency, students and employees should contact MUPD’s emergency line by dialing (414) 288-1911 from any campus extension or (414) 288-1911 from any off-campus phone.

MUPD employs police, public safety and university service officers. The police officers’ primary role is to prevent crime and the breach of public order. Primary responsibilities include protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry; enforcing laws and traffic and parking regulations; apprehending violators; providing general information and assistance to the public; conducting criminal investigations; and participating in community-oriented policing efforts. Public safety officers are responsible for preventing and suppressing crime, protecting life and property, and preserving peace throughout the Marquette community. University service officers are responsible for protecting the Marquette community and securing Marquette's property. They conduct walking patrols of campus buildings and grounds, provide authorized after-hours access to buildings, and assist public safety officers, as well as campus community members, who have locked keys in cars, need jump-starts or require other assistance.

To provide members of the Marquette and surrounding community with a direct means of contacting MUPD, the university maintains Blue Light and Service Phones. Blue Light Phones, most frequently recognized by blue lights on the top of the phones, and Service Phones, most frequently recognized by red labels, are placed in university buildings, apartments, parking areas and near-off-campus areas. Video cameras are located throughout campus and in the near-campus neighborhood. They are linked to the Command Information Center in MUPD and are used to help monitor suspicious behavior and document activity in a given area.

A wide variety of crime prevention and safety awareness programs are made available to groups that are interested in promoting safety. Popular topics include self-defense, personal safety, sexual assault prevention and alcohol awareness. Numerous brochures, a newsletter and crime statistics are readily available to provide information.

Any member of the Marquette community who becomes involved in a crisis situation can receive the benefits of the Victim/Witness Services program. The program provides resources for those in need of counseling or support services in addition to providing escorts to and from all necessary court-related appearances.

MUPD complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act through the publication of the Safety Resource Guide, which includes campus crime statistics and crime prevention strategies. Copies of the Safety Resource Guide are available from MUPD or by calling (414) 288-7320.

Schedule of Classes (Snapshot)

Snapshot is an online schedule of classes students access to determine what courses to take each term. In addition, Snapshot provides a list of those classes that meet certain degree requirements or are of special interest, such as online courses.

Student Information System (CheckMarq)

Marquette students obtain up-to-the moment information, monitor their academic record, view courses, register and update their address/phone numbers online by using the CheckMarq system via the Internet. Students can access CheckMarq from any computer with Internet access. CheckMarq requires both a user name and password. Information Technology Services assigns user names and temporary passwords to all new students at the time of admission. While the user name is effective for the duration of their studies at Marquette, the temporary password must be changed the first time students log onto their account and is changed periodically thereafter.

Transcript of Academic Records

A Marquette University transcript is the complete and unabridged copy of all academic work attempted while matriculated at Marquette, with the exception of transfer credit taken elsewhere. Partial transcripts are never produced. Course and grade information contained on the transcript are released pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended).

Students may obtain a transcript of their Marquette record by completing a Transcript Request form available on the Marquette Central academic forms website and submitting it as indicated on the form, or submitting an online request via the National Student Clearinghouse. Current students may request a transcript online via their CheckMarq account. Submit all transcript requests a minimum of one week in advance of the date the transcript is needed.

The fee for regular transcript service is $7.00 per transcript (3 business days). The fee for expedited transcript service is $30.00 per transcript (same day service). Additional FedEx fees apply. All transcript fees are due at the time of the request.

Every transcript that is issued directly to students is clearly marked. Because most institutions do not accept transcripts delivered by students, it is strongly recommended the students request the Office of the Registrar mail or electronically send a transcript directly to the institution involved. Students who fail to follow this recommendation are liable for any further charges when additional transcripts are needed.

Veterans Benefits

The Office of the Registrar acts as liaison between students and the Veterans Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Students eligible to receive educational benefits under one of the various federal Veterans Administration programs must, at the beginning of each term for which they are registered, complete and/or submit the Marquette Application for Certification of VA Educational Benefits. First time VA benefit applicants or transfer students may need to furnish additional documentation. For more information on how to apply for Veterans' educational benefits, visit the Marquette Central Veteran's Benefits website. Information or consultation regarding Veterans educational benefits is available at any time during regular Marquette Central office hours.

Marquette participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program; which is a Post-9/11 GI Bill enhancement program for students who qualify for 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund some or part of the tuition expenses of these students.

Federal Law requires that educational assistance benefits to Veterans and other eligible students be discontinued when these students cease to make satisfactory progress toward their degree objective. Individuals who wish to receive veterans' educational benefits must qualify and meet the published academic standards and requirements of the university in order to be certified for Veterans educational benefits. Only courses that apply to a degree program may be certified for VA Educational benefits; and students must inform the Office of the Registrar of changes to their enrollment after certification is submitted for the term.


Haggerty Museum of Art

The Haggerty Museum of Art advances Marquette University’s mission by enriching the intellectual and creative lives of students and communities at large through engagement with the museum’s collections, exhibitions and programs.

The Haggerty Museum of Art, an academic museum committed to advancing social justice through meaningful aesthetic experiences, plays a unique role in the Milwaukee community. The Haggerty engages both academic and general audiences in high-impact, interdisciplinary, object-based learning experiences that span subjects from English to Engineering. More than half of Marquette University’s students experience the museum’s innovative exhibitions, programs and collections each year. The Haggerty Museum of Art is open every day. Museum admission is always free, to everyone. For more information, visit the Haggerty Museum of Art website.

Hartman Literacy and Learning Center

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center is a facility within the College of Education, which supports undergraduate literacy-related programs. The center library houses a children’s literature collection, which is used by College of Education students as well as children participating in the center’s after school tutoring program, collaborations between the university and neighborhood elementary schools. Students enrolled in EDUC 4964 Practicum: Teaching Elementary Level Reading participate by tutoring small groups of children in reading and writing after school. The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center provides faculty and staff to support and conduct research. For more information, visit the Hartman Center website.

Libraries Overview

Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Libraries and Ray and Kay Eckstein Law Library support the university’s teaching, research and service mission by providing access to vast collections of recorded knowledge as well as a variety of research services, friendly expertise, technology tools and collaborative spaces. 

Raynor Memorial Libraries

Raynor Memorial Libraries, positioned at the physical and intellectual center of campus, offers a host of resources, services and spaces to help the Marquette community learn, discover and share knowledge.  It is comprised of two adjacent buildings—Raynor Library and Memorial Library.

Raynor Library, built in 2003, is home to a number of services for students and faculty alike, including work spaces with computers, printers and reservable group study rooms. Raynor also provides in-person research help, equipment loans, poster-printing services and specialized centers focused on digital scholarship, writing assistance, funding information and faculty development. Several areas of Raynor are open 24/7 during the fall and spring terms.

Also located in Raynor Library are several unique collections. Foremost among these is the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, whose holdings include the J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts, historical materials from Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement, and Marquette’s own historical records. Additionally, the department houses a rare book collection of over 7,000 volumes, with significant holdings in theology, philosophy, Jesuit studies, Native American history, and rare editions from well-known literary figures.

Memorial Library, built in 1953, houses the majority of the library’s print collection, numbering more than two million volumes. The building also hosts a variety of quiet study spaces as well as reservable research carrels for graduate students and faculty. Connecting Raynor and Memorial Libraries is the 2nd-level bridge. This space features the popular Brew @ the Bridge café, which offers espresso drinks and light fare.  

In addition to its physical spaces, Raynor Memorial Libraries offers an ever-growing suite of digital services and collections. Online collections include more than 400 research databases, nearly 2.5 million e-books, more than 50,000 serials, and more than 19,000 online materials produced by Marquette’s own scholarly community. Materials not found at the libraries can be requested and usually obtained via the libraries’ interlibrary loan service. In addition, research assistance is available offsite via text, e-mail, and 24/7 chat.

For more information on Raynor Memorial Libraries, visit the Raynor Memorial Libraries website.

Law Library

The primary mission of the Marquette University Law Library is to support the research activities of the Marquette University Law School students and faculty. The law librarians who hold both a law degree and a library degree teach a variety of law-related research courses within the law school and a number of legal research sessions for various departments on campus.

The Law Library is located in Eckstein Hall. The Law Library maintains a comprehensive electronic and a selective print collection of primary legal materials from all federal and state jurisdictions as well as a collection of selected international and comparative legal materials. In addition, the Law Library provides the entire campus with electronic subscriptions to Proquest federal legislative history materials, to HeinOnline and to CCH Intelliconnect. The Law Library is a selective depository of federal government law-related documents. In addition, the Law Library subscribes to a number of electronic legal research databases available that are to anyone using the Law Library. Law Library users may also access a comprehensive collection of both print and electronic Wisconsin legal research resources while in the law building.

Research Centers and Institutes

In order to foster and enhance research and study at Marquette University, a number of units on campus have established thematic research centers and institutes. These centers and institutes offer the opportunity for active collaboration and research in a variety of categorical areas.

The centers generally are designed to bring an interdisciplinary focus to the study of complex problems and involve the participation of several faculty members. Opportunities are available for student participation in the programs of several of the centers and institutes.

The Office of the Provost maintains a list of currently active centers and institutes.