Marquette offers several special housing options that bring together students with common majors or common interest, both with and without required course that are a hallmark of the living learning programs. Each option is listed, including how to join these programs.

Engineering Community

Three floors of Eckstein Tower in our newest residence hall are reserved for incoming engineering students and can accommodate approximately 90 students. The College of Engineering partners with the Office of Residence Life, to provide academic peer mentoring, academic success workshops and programming to support students in their first year in the College of Engineering. Students are typically enrolled in the similar classes and prove to be helpful to one another academically and socially. For more information visit the Engineering Community.

Honors Community

All freshman and sophomore Honors students have the opportunity to live together in Straz Tower. The floors are a mix of first and second year students providing mentoring, study groups, attending in-hall programs featuring the faculty they meet in the classroom and sponsor a variety of out-of class events and activities. For more information visit the Living Learning Communities and select either first-year or second-year communities as appropriate.

Nursing Community

One floor in our all-female residence hall is reserved for 30 incoming nursing students who sponsor a variety of social programs with the faculty as well as pre-exam study sessions. Faculty report that these students are generally more engaged with their academic program than those not living on the floor. To be a part of this community in Cobeen Hall, please select this preference as an option on your Housing application. For more information visit the Nursing Community.

Nuestro Hogar

Nuestro Hogar seeks to create a space for the Latinx student body to come together and form a community. Nuestro Hogar intends to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those who value the Latinx community, culture and identity. This is accomplished through participating in events and activities on the Marquette campus and in the surrounding Milwaukee communities. This community occupies two floors of first- and second-year students who are housed together in Straz Tower. Eligible students include those who are native or heritage Spanish speakers and those who have completed or who have enrolled in SPAN 3001 Advanced Communication in Spanish during the fall term, or have placed out of this course. For more information visit the Nuestro Hogar Community.