What is (Inter)National Marquette Day?

No, Marquette does not have a homecoming, but we do have National Marquette Day. National Marquette Day is equivalent to Christmas morning for Marquette students and alum from all over the globe; it is truly the greatest day of the year. This year, National Marquette Day is Feb. 27, 2016.

It is yet another opportunity to pay for overpriced basketball tickets to watch our team lose (especially considering we are playing the #1 team in the nation this year). It is day where you can wear an obnoxious amount of blue and gold and feel absolutely no shame because thousands of people in Milwaukee and across the globe are doing the exact same thing. But more importantly, National Marquette Day is a day to celebrate how much we love Marquette University as our forever second home.

The best part about National Marquette Day is that there are so many events that have been organized to bring the entire Marquette family together.

  • Event: Basketball Game
    • When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1 p.m.
    • Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center
    • What: The biggest event of National Marquette Day is by far the basketball game! This year, our men’s basketball team will be playing Villanova, who is currently the number one team in the nation (that should be interesting).
  • Event: Basketball Game Viewing Parties
    • When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1 p.m.
    • Where: Bars across the globe!
    • What: Across the globe, there are viewing parties to watch the basketball game at bars. What could be better than drinking your favorite beer, watching your favorite team, and hanging out with your college buds?
  • Event: Pep Rally and Fireworks
    • When: Friday, February 26, 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Where: Parking Lot F (across from the Al McGuire Center)
    • What: Enjoy some chili, s’mores, hot chocolate and many more treats with President Lovell, Coach Wojo, and hundreds of other Marquette students and alum. And who could forget about the fireworks that are scheduled to start National Marquette Day off with a bang? Best part about it all is that it’s FREE!
  • Event: Late Night Marquette
    • When: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m.
    • Where: Varsity Theatre
    • What: Late Night Marquette has organized a FREE show featuring Mentalist Sean Bott. Be prepared to be amazed with Sean’s mind reading, telepathy and fortune telling performance. The LA Times said that Sean is a “crazy mix between Jack Black and Criss Angel.” You won’t want to miss this!

For more information on all of the events, go to National Marquette Day’s official website: www.nationalmarquetteday.com and spread your excitement for National Marquette Day and share all of your pictures and memories from the day with the hashtag,  #nationalmarquetteday.

No matter where you are from, or what year you have graduated or will graduate in, WE ARE MARQUETTE!


Signing off…for now.



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