Confused by an unfamiliar word or phrase at Marquette? If you’re new to campus, let this be a primer on Marquette-related terms, pronunciations and slang. You can also follow this Pinterest board.
Note: This isn’t a comprehensive list. You can find more Marquette traditions here — or start your own. If you’re a Marquette veteran, what would you add to this list?
1. Cura personalis
Cura personalis is a Jesuit educational principle that calls for treating people with respect for their unique qualities, gifts and challenges as individuals.
2. The Brew
Shorthand for The Brew Bayou, the coffee shop located on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. There are also smaller Brew locations in Straz Hall, Cudahy Hall and in Raynor Memorial Library, aka Brew @ the Bridge.
Abbreviation for Milwaukee.
What the rest of the country calls a water fountain.
5. Hashtag #mubb
The official hashtag of Marquette University Basketball.
6. Pop or Soda
The demographics of Marquette make campus ground zero in the pop vs. soda debate, as shown by this map of regional dialect. These terms are both uses frequently at Marquette, and casual use of either term can often result in full-fledged debate.
7. I Be Chillin, Doe
Hashtag popularized by men’s basketball student athlete Davante Gardner, which reflects his laid-back demeanor. The term has become a catchphrase among Marquette basketball fans and has been used on signs in the student section. Example sentence: “Tie game with 30 seconds left? Yeah, we’re used to this. #ibechillindoe. #mubb”
8. Schroeder Hall
It’s pronounced Sch-RAY-der. Not like the Peanuts character.
You can find these letters on cornerstones of buildings around campus. The Jesuit mottto A.M.D.G. stands for Ad majorem Dei gloriam, or “For the greater glory of God”. Photo by Mykl Novak
10. Blood Pressure Check
A recurring tweet from the @MarquetteU account for those inevitable tense moments at the end of Marquette men’s basketball games.
It’s true, Marquette students get LIMO (Local Intercampus Mobile Operation) rides all over campus and to the train and bus station for fall, spring and Easter breaks. This vintage photo is from 1990. Learn more here.
12. Ring Out Ahoya!
Marquette’s beloved theme song, and a good note to go out on for this list. Ring Out Ahoya with an MU Rah Rah!