Marquette University
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Marquette to welcome largest incoming class in school history, open new Wild Commons residence hall

Thursday also marks the first time that students will move into Marquette’s new residence hall.

By - Aug 21st, 2018 11:39 am
Robert A. Wild, S.J. Commons

Robert A. Wild, S.J. Commons. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

MILWAUKEE – The largest incoming first-year student class in Marquette University history – nearly 2,200 freshmen from 46 states, 18 countries and two U.S. territories – will move into residence halls on campus this Thursday, Aug. 23, and begin to call Milwaukee home.

Thursday also marks the first time that students will move into Marquette’s new residence hall, Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., Commons (Wild Commons) at 721 N. 17th St. Wild Commons features 890 beds across two residential towers connected through the lower levels by dining and campus community space. Some of the amenities include a large dining facility open 24 hours daily, a first-floor lounge and other community space throughout the building, a chapel and multi-faith worship space, smart classrooms and study lounges on each floor.

During orientation, new students will participate in several organized activities on campus and throughout Milwaukee. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 27.


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