Happy Opening Day to the many volunteers, directors, participants, and supporters of the Milwaukee Film Festival!

As a senior now at Marquette, I am faced with the reality that this very well may also be my last year in Milwaukee. In effort to live my last year at Marquette and Milwaukee…


A beautiful fall day in Milwaukee. Photo by Lo Holman 

'Twas a beautiful weekend in Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee’s Beer Line Trail, a great place for a run or bike ride. 

Your Guide to Inauguration Week

Join us in the celebration of such a special moment in our school’s history as we welcome the 24th president of Marquette University. Stay up to date by following #MUPrez on Twitter and send a welcome to President Lovell

Monday, September 15 - Dinner in Cobeen Hall with President Lovell 


What is it? Join President Lovell for dinner with students. Meet with the president and 

What time does it begin? 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where is it? Cobeen Dining Hall

Tuesday, September 16 - Hot cookie night at McCormick Hall and Late Night School Carnival


What is it? Join President Lovell and take part in a Marquette tradition…the coveted Hot Cookie Night! Share your Marquette experiences with the new university president and don’t be shy to introduce yourself to him. 

What time does it begin?7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where is it?  McCormick Hall

Later that night…

Light Night Carnival


What is it? Join President Lovell for a carnival-themed social gathering with lawn games and contests. Carnival activities will include a tie-dye station (students need to bring their own items to tie dye), a dunk tank, a duck pond, lawn bowling, a photo booth, a bounce house, and free treats, including cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.

What time does it begin? 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Where is it at? Westowne Square

The event is sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and Hall Councils. 

Wednesday, September 17 - MU Soccer and Glow in the Dark BINGO


What is it? It is the Battle for Milwaukee! Marquette men’s soccer will go head to head with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Cheer on the Marquette Golden Eagles as we compete for bragging rights and the title of owning Milwaukee. 

What time does it begin?Kick off is at 7:05 p.m.

Where is it at? Valley Fields

What should I wear? Any and all of your Marquette Spirit gear! Show your pride for your university and support our athletes.

Later that night…

Glow BINGO at Central Mall 


What is it? Join President Lovell and Mrs. Amy Lovell for glow-in-the-dark BINGO to support her charity,REDGen, a community action group committed to promoting balance and resiliency in the lives of youth and families.

What time does it begin? 9:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.

Where is it? Central Mall

What are some of the prizes? BINGO prizes will include a meal with the Lovells and men’s basketball season tickets.

This event is sponsored by Active Minds, Marquette’s student group dedicated to mental health awareness, the Residence Hall Association, the Counseling Center and Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Thursday, September 18 - Inaugural Mass


What is going on? The president’s Inaugural Mass will be at the Church of Gesu. Registration is not required for faculty, staff and students. Off-campus guests can register using this form

What time does it begin? 4:00 p.m.doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited. 

Followed by…

Inaugural Mass Reception at Eckstein Hall from  5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Off-campus guests can register using this form

Friday, September 19 - President Lovell’s Inauguration 


When time does it begin? Doors open at 2 p.m.  Classes beginning at 3 p.m are cancelled.

Where is it? Al McGuire Center

What do I wear? Business Casual attire is suggested. MUSG is sponsoring a “gold out” for the Inauguration Ceremony. The first 500 students to pick up their Inauguration tickets will receive a free, gold Inauguration T-shirt and are encouraged to wear to the ceremony.

How do I get tickets? One ticket per Marquette ID for staff, students and faculty not participating in the academic procession can be picked up in the Alumni Memorial Union, Brooks Lounge.

Faculty participating in the academic procession do not need a ticket for the Inauguration Ceremony. 

Followed by…

Reception for the Marquette community from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helfaer Recreational Center.  Off-campus guests can register using this form

Saturday, September 20 - We Are One - Inauguration Music Festival


What is it? This Saturday, celebrate the conclusion of Inauguration Week with the We Are One music festival with President Lovell. DJs Palladium and CFANS. It will also be the ending celebration of Greek Week, a series of competitive events held during the previous week for members of the Greek community on campus. The concert is free and open to all students.

When time does it begin? 9:00 p.m.

Where is it? Central Mall

-Lauren Holman

Students walk past Father Marquette.

It’s been called “the most #VIBErant 5k on the planet” — and it’s coming to Milwaukee on October 18.

At the Color Vibe 5K, runners become the color canvas, and when you’re finished you’ll be a vivid masterpiece. You can learn more and register on their website.

And if you’re looking for places to train for the races, check out our list of Milwaukee running routes