• New Student Orientation


  • Orientation Schedule


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

      Tuesday, August 20, 2013 
     
      10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. International Students Arrive & Check-In 
         
      Thursday, August 22, 2013 
     
      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, Sodezo 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. Grand Opening in the Finnegan Fieldhouse for students and families
      8:45 p.m. Parent Social with Admissions staff in the Finnegan Fieldhouse
      8:45 p.m. New Student Small Group Sessions: Location TBA
         
      Friday, August 23, 2013 
     
      6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast: J.C. Williams Center
      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 & Study Abroad, Honors Program Information, Sodexo food service, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Development, and Campus Computing)
      12:05 p.m. Mass: Christ the King Chapel  
      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. Opening Mass in Finnegan Fieldhouse
      5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner: Antonian Hall
      7:30 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: Fireside Lounge, J.C. Williams Center
      10:00 p.m. Small Group Sessions: Location TBA
         
      Saturday, August 24, 2013 
     
      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. - 10:00 a.m. Freshman Formation: Student Meetings in the Residence Halls
      9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Parent Session: Finnegan Fieldhouse
      10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Session for Parents & Students: What Every Parent and Student Needs to Know: 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.
    Orientation, President's Reception, & Semi-Formal Dance : in Finnegan Fieldhouse

       
      Sunday, August 25, 2013 
     
      9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Brunch: Antonian Hall
      10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass: Finnegan Fieldhouse
      4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    The Alumni & New Student Picnic
      4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner 
      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 26, 2013
     
      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
      10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Academic Departmental Orientation Session I - in Egan, Sts. Cosmas & Damian, & St. Joseph Center
      1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Academic Departmental Orientation Session II - in Egan, Sts. Cosmas & Damian, & St. Joseph Center
     

    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 27, 2013
     
      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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