• Lend your expertise
    Supplement a Marquette program by speaking at events or participating on expert panels
  • Come home to Marquette
    Serve on your reunion committee and reconnect with old friends
  • Ring out Ahoya
    Get your 'Event in a Box' for a Marquette Basketball game-watching party in your town
  • Connect with students
    Represent Marquette at college and career fairs in your region

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Marquette University Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of our alumni. We strive to offer events, programming and online experiences that will connect Marquette’s alumni to the university and to each other. Volunteers play a vital role in creating alumni connections and deepening relationships with their alma mater. Explore the many ways to volunteer with Marquette and share your passion for the university.

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ADMISSIONS

Our Marquette Admissions Ambassador Program (MAAP) provides many opportunities to connect with old and new Marquette families and current students admitted to Marquette. MAAP volunteers aim to foster and broaden the Marquette community through various outreach initiatives offered throughout the year.

Admitted Student Receptions
Hosted by current parents in key recruiting regions. Held in late winter/early spring (ideally over spring break while their Marquette student is home). Encourage accepted applicants to “commit” to Marquette and make their tuition deposit. Hosts incur the cost of the gathering; their expenses can be submitted for gift in-kind credit.

Alumni Congratulatory Phone Calls to Admitted Students
Alumni and parent volunteers place friendly calls to deposited students and parents of deposited students to serve as a welcome and an opportunity to answer questions about the university.

Alumni-endorsed Applications
Endorse a high school student’s application online or via a printable coupon the student can refer to when submitting their application to Marquette. All students who use endorsements are entered into a prize drawing.

Alumni in High Schools
Marquette alumni who are high school teachers or guidance counselors may serve as representatives, encouraging students to apply to Marquette. The Admissions Office can provide gifts and additional MU information to feature Marquette in their high school.

Campus Event Volunteers
Parents can play a key role by volunteering at Preview, Orientation and Family Weekend to make new parents and students feel welcome at Marquette.

College Fairs
Parent and alumni volunteers across the country help recruit students by representing Marquette regionally at their local college fairs (September, October, November).

Summer Send-offs
Held in late July or early August. Another way for incoming students to stay connected to Marquette over the summer months. Hosted in targeted locations by alumni and parents. Hosts incur the cost of the gathering; expenses can be submitted for gift in-kind credit.

For questions or to join MAAP, contact Lindsay Gonzalez at lindsay.gonzalez@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4768.

CLUBS & INTEREST BASED CHAPTERS

Marquette’s Alumni Association offers a vast network of regional, interest-based and international chapters that keep alumni connected no matter where they live. Chapters play a vital role in keeping alumni engaged with and informed about their alma mater through the variety of events they host each year.

For questions, contact Alysia Dvorachek at alysia.dvorachek@mu.edu or (414) 288-7697.

REUNIONS

Reunion volunteers create energy and excitement among fellow alumni leading up to Alumni Reunion Weekend and work to drive attendance and class gift donations. Their work begins a year in advance of reunion celebrations. Reunion volunteer opportunities include:

  • Reach out to classmates to encourage attendance and participation
  • Lead by example and make a gift in honor of your reunion
  • Share fundraising incentives to help reach class gift goals
  • Send personal handwritten postcards to classmates letting them know about the reunion
  • Create a buzz on social media and spread the word about the reunion
  • Attend the Marquette Volunteer Summit & Reunion Training
  • Join committee calls to give ideas for your class party, share your Marquette memories and help find generous class sponsors

For questions, contact Kelly Landisch at kelly.landisch@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0395.

HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART

Haggerty Museum of Art volunteers can be alumni, parents or friends of the Marquette community. Opportunities include service through the following:

  • Docents — Anyone can be trained to give tours to school groups, visitors and at special gatherings.
  • Friends Board — Must apply for service on the board.

For questions, contact Jennilee Schlinsky at jennilee.schlinsky@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7661.

HOSTING/ORGANIZING EVENTS

Admitted Student Receptions

  • Hosted by current parents in key recruiting regions. Held in late winter/early spring (ideally over spring break while their Marquette student is home). Encourage accepted applicants to “commit” to Marquette and make their tuition deposit.
  • Hosts incur the cost of the gathering; their expenses can be submitted for gift in-kind credit. For questions, contact Lindsay Gonzalez at lindsay.gonzalez@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4768.

Basketball Game-watching Gatherings

  • Whether it’s National Marquette Day or another men's or women's basketball game during the season, regional and international game-watching gatherings provide opportunities for umni, parents and fans to feel close to the action of Marquette basketball. For National Marquette Day, hosts and guests in attendance are encouraged to participate in social media contests and other promotions intended to rally the entire Marquette nation on this special day.
  • Serving as a game-watching site coordinator is a fun and exciting way to network and engage with Marquette alumni, parents and fans from your area. For questions, contact Kim Perez at kimberly.perez@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0347.

Home/Office Gatherings

  • Marquette alumni, parents and friends can open their homes or lend office space for networking and/or social Marquette gatherings. For questions, contact Taylor Schult at taylor.schult@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0389.

Summer Send-offs

  • Held in late July or early August. Another way for incoming students to stay connected to Marquette over the summer months.
  • Hosted in targeted locations by alumni and parents. Hosts incur costs of the gathering; expenses can be submitted for gift in-kind credit. For questions, contact Lindsay Gonzalez at lindsay.gonzalez@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4768.

IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS

Are you called to live out the Marquette University Jesuit tradition of service in the world? Marquette University is proud to launch a partnership with Ignatian Volunteer Corps – Milwaukee.

Through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), hundreds of people are choosing to put their leadership experience, skill and wisdom into service for others. The IVC provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents and skills of experienced adults with the greatest social needs of our time. Volunteers serve in 23 metropolitan areas across the country. Learn more.

For questions, contact Carol Winkel at carol.winkel@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7633.

MUAA NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors serves to advise, advocate, serve as ambassadors, envision the future and be the alumni conscience. This group, comprised of local and regional alumni, meets on campus, three weekends each year, to offer counsel and support to Marquette University on issues and initiatives with an alumni focus. Nominate an alumnus/a for consideration to appointment to the board.

For questions, contact Sarah Burkhart at sarah.burkhart@marquette.edu or (414) 288-3959.

RECOGNIZING FELLOW ALUMNI

Class Notes (print and online)
Alumni can submit an entry to Class Notes regarding a promotion, marriage or new baby. In addition, alumni couples (known as Marquette Sweethearts) can share their milestone anniversary (such as 5, 10, 15, etc.). Class Notes appear quarterly in Marquette Magazine, and three alumni are highlighted monthly in the online alumni e-newsletter. To learn more, visit classnotes.marquette.edu.

For questions, contact Linda Manka at linda.manka@marquette.edu or (414) 288-5390.

Alumni National Awards
Nominate an alumnus/a or friend of Marquette for an Alumni National Award, which are presented in All-University, college and affinity-based categories. Visit marquette.edu/awards for the nomination form, criteria, a list of past recipients and event information.

For questions, contact Jill Ott at jill.ott@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0376 or Lisa Bartoszewicz at lisa.bartoszewicz@marquette.edu or (414) 288-4511.

SPEAKING AT PROGRAMS, HELPING SECURE SPEAKERS OR SPACE

Alumni, parents and friends considered experts in their industries/fields may serve as speakers at a variety of program offerings, from club-sponsored leadership forums to CIRCLES programs. Well-connected alumni, parents and friends assist Marquette’s planning efforts by connecting the university with individuals who can also serve as speakers/content experts. These programs may be held at a company, private club or unique venue where constituents can help Marquette gain access to space.

For questions, contact Taylor Schult at taylor.schult@marquette.edu or (414) 288-0389.

EVENT IN A BOX: PLAN YOUR OWN MARQUETTE ALUMNI EVENT

Each year the alumni engagement and outreach office receives numerous requests from alumni across the country to hold events in their area. We appreciate the enthusiasm of our alumni and encourage those connected to Marquette to get together.

In an effort to meet the needs of Marquette alumni, we have created the Event in a Box program. Go to the Event in a Box application form.