• New Student Orientation


  • Fall 2014 Orientation Schedule


    Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the following Orientation events:  

    Tuesday, August 19
     
    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. International Students Arrive & Check-In 
       
    Thursday, August 21 
     
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Franciscan University Bookstore open
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Resident Students arrive and move into assigned Residence Halls in shifts: Last names beginning with letters A - D after 1:30 p.m. Last names beginning with letters E - M after 2:15 p.m. Last names beginning with letters N - Z after 3:00 p.m.
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Off campus, graduate, and commuter students pick up Orientation materials and meal passes in the J.C. Williams Center
    1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    New Student Services available in the J.C. Williams Center: ID cards, local banks, cell phones, parking permits, meal plan information, health center, e-mail accounts, student employment information, campus counseling, Sodexo food service, and mail center
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Enrollment Services staff available to meet with new students and parents in Starvaggi Hall (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts)
    4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner: Antonian Hall
    7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Grand Opening in Finnegan Fieldhouse for students and families
    8:45 p.m. Parent Social with Admissions staff in Finnegan Fieldhouse
    9:00 p.m. New Student Small Group Sessions: Location TBA
       
    Friday, August 22
     
    6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast: J.C. Williams Center (Complimentary for parents)
    8:00 a.m.
    Planning for Academic Success: Session for Students and Parents in Finnegan Fieldhouse
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Franciscan University Bookstore Open
    9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Academic Advising and Course Changes: Egan Hall and Sts. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall
    9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Services in the J.C. Williams Center: ID cards, local banks, cell phones, parking permits, meal plan information, health center, e-mail accounts, student employment information, campus counseling, Sodexo food service, and mail center 
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Course Changes: Egan Hall, Room 100 and Sts. Cosmas and Damian Science Hall, Room 218
    9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Foreign Language Placement/Testing Exams: for French, German, Greek, and Latin in Sts. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall
    9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Spanish Online Placement Exam: in the John Paul II Library Computer lab (offered on a walk-in basis)
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Graduate Academic Advising: in Egan and Stafford Halls and Finnegan Fieldhouse
    9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Informational Mini Sessions: for students and parents (Fitness & Athletics, Career Planning Services, Residence Life and Households, Ministry, Evangelization and Outreach, Austria & Oxford Study Abroad, Honors Program Information, Sodexo food service, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Development, and Campus Computing)
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Antonian Hall
    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Enrollment Services staff available to meet with new students and parents (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts)
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Optional Informational Q & A Session: concerning Spanish Placing/Testing issues in Sts. Cosmas and Damian Science Hall, Room G16
    4:00 p.m. Orientation Opening Mass & Oath of Fidelity before the bishop of Steubenville in Finnegan Fieldhouse (only Mass of the day)
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner: Antonian Hall
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Welcome to Life at Franciscan (for students and families) in Finnegan Fieldhouse
    9:00 p.m. New Student Meetings with Residence Life Staff
    9:00 p.m. Social for Parents who are Alumni: Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center
    10:00 p.m. Small Group Sessions: Location TBA
       
    Saturday, August 23
     
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Franciscan University Bookstore Open
    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Parents & Student Session: What Every Parent and Student Needs to Know: Finnegan Fieldhouse
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student Session: New Student Formation: Transitioning to Life at Franciscan
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Parent Session: A New Chapter for Parents: Finnegan Fieldhouse
    11:30 a.m. Mass: Finnegan Fieldhouse
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Antonian Hall
    2:00 p.m.
    Dramatic Presentation: Egan Hall, Anathan Theatre
    2:00 p.m.
    Priestly Discernment Students & Parents Meeting: in the PDP Center
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Lord's Day Celebration (Students and Families)
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Traveler's Vigil Mass: Christ the King Chapel
    4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner: Antonian Hall
    7:00 p.m.
    Graduate & Non-Traditional Welcome Celebration
    7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    President's Reception, & Semi-Formal Dance : Finnegan Fieldhouse

       
    Sunday, August 24
     
    9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Brunch: Antonian Hall
    10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass: Finnegan Fieldhouse
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Dinner: Antonian Hall
    5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
    Alumni New Student Welcome: J.C. Williams Center Porch Plaza
    8:00 p.m.
    Dramatic Presentation: Egan Hall, Anathan Theatre
    9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Sundae for your Sunday (All new & returning students) in the Piazza
    12:00 midnight
    Dramatic Presentation: Egan Hall, Anathan Theatre
    Monday, August 25
    8:00 a.m.
    Spanish Paper-based Testing/Placement Exam: Sts. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall, Room G16 (Exam may last up to 2 hours)
    8:00 a.m.
    Make up Opportunity for Testing/Placement Exam in French or German, Egan Hall, Room 205
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Job Fair: for New Students in Finnegan Fieldhouse

    3:00 p.m.

    Convocation and Opening of the School Year Mass - in Finnegan Fieldhouse
    7:00 p.m.
    Ministry Fair - J.C. Williams Center
    8:00 p.m.
    Dramatic Presentation: Egan Hall, Anathan Theatre
    Tuesday, August 26
    8:00 a.m.
    Classes Begin
    6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 4:45 p.m.
    Regular Mass Schedule Begins
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