University Day - Office of Admissions | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • University Day 2015 — June 12 or 19

    Mark your calendar and sign up now!

    The time for new students to register for one of our University Day sessions is here. University Day gives you an opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty members to adjust your academic schedule, finalize your financial aid, complete all necessary documents (health forms, housing contracts, student work, etc.), and learn about various clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities, our Austria study abroad program, the Priestly Discernment Program, Households, New Student Orientation, Commuter Student Association, ROTC, and much more. You will also meet future classmates and friends and begin cultivating those friendships over the summer.

    There are two options for incoming students to participate in University Day: Friday, June 12, and Friday, June 19. Students are strongly encouraged to arrive on Thursday for our student social coffeehouse and overnight residence hall stay. Parents and families are invited to participate in our special parent social gathering on Thursday evening and activities on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

    What You Need to Know

    Purpose of University Day

    University Day gives incoming students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty members to adjust or create their schedules, finalize their financial aid, complete all necessary documents, take care of many logistical concerns (e.g., student ID, housing concerns, health forms), and learn more about special opportunities (e.g., athletics, Austria, commuter student association, households). Students especially enjoy meeting future classmates and beginning friendships that can be cultivated over the summer.

    University Day does not take the place of Orientation

    University Day allows incoming students to enjoy a more relaxed schedule during orientation. New students still must attend new student orientation in August.

    Parents are welcome to attend University Day!

    Parents are welcome to attend any of the Friday sessions with their son or daughter, tour the campus, visit the bookstore, and enjoy meeting other parents at the parent social on Thursday evening.

    What you should bring to University Day

    Students need only bring their personal items. 

    If you're staying overnight Thursday in a residence hall, linens, blankets, pillows and towels are provided, but you must submit the Emergency Medical Release/Liability Release Form

    If you are planning to apply for an on-campus job, please bring two government-issued IDs (most commonly a driver's license and a Social Security card).


    Three meals are provided as part of University Day: Dinner on Thursday evening, continental breakfast on Friday morning, and lunch Friday afternoon.


    Shuttles To-From the Airport 

    Shuttles will run between Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to coordinate with the Admissions staff beforehand. If you are requesting transportation to and from the airport, please be sure we have your flight information. You will be contacted with the specifics concerning where and when to meet the shuttle. Should your flight information change or should you need to cancel, please contact our office immediately so we can notify our shuttle drivers

    Late Arrivals

    • Those arriving between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday should sign in at the student social in the J.C. Williams Center. 
    • Those arriving after 9:00 p.m. and staying overnight in the residence halls must arrive before 11:00 p.m. Obtain your room number and key from the housing host in the residence hall.
    • Folders, schedules and nametags for late arrivals and those unable to attend the Thursday social will be available at a registration table in the back of Christ the King Chapel after the Friday morning Mass.

    Early Departures

    Should you need to leave University Day before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, please indicate this on your form. However, students who leave the day early may not be able to complete all of the day’s activities. The remaining activities may be completed during New Student Orientation in August.

    Residence Hall Information

    Checkout and Luggage

    Students will need to be out of the residence halls by 8:00 a.m. on Friday. No Friday night lodging is available due to summer conferences.

    There will be a room in the J.C. Williams Center set aside for luggage storage until 3:00 p.m. Friday. University Day staff will direct you to this location in the morning.

    Residence Hall Assignment

    While at University Day, you will receive your  residence hall assignment for the fall semester.

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