Orientation Schedule for Parents & Families | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

    Tentative Highlights Schedule for Parents

    #FUS18

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

    Full Schedule:

    (Subject to change)

    Thursday, August 23

    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Arrival & Check-in for resident students with last names beginning with A-D
      Residence halls
    • 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/nontraditional, and commuter students pick up Orientation materials and meal passes JC Williams Center
      J.C. Williams Center
    • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      New Student Services including local banks, ID cards, local cell phone plans, student employment on campus, student accounts, health center and campus counseling, parking permits, Parkhurst Dining and mail center  Please note: these services will also be available on Friday
    • 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
      Grand Opening – All new students and families are invited to attend
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 8:45 – 10:00 p.m.
      Parent social with Admissions Staff
      Finnegan Fieldhouse

    Friday, August 24

    • 8:00 a.m. –9:00 a.m.
      Academics at Franciscan with Vice President of Academic Affairs: Session for Students & Parents
      Finnegan Fieldhouse  
    • 9:15 a.m. –10:00 a.m.
      Planning for Academic Success: Session for Students & Parents
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
      Mini-sessions on University programs, services, and outreaches
      J.C. Williams Center
    • 1:30 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
      Mini-sessions on University programs, services, and outreaches
      J.C. Williams Center  
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Opening Mass and Oath of Fidelity (only Mass of the day)
      Finnegan Fieldhouse  
    • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
      Welcome to Life at Franciscan All new students and families are invited to attend
      Finnegan Fieldhouse  
    • 9:00 p.m.
      Legacy Reception - Alumni Parent Social
      J.C. Williams Center, Gentile Gallery  

    Saturday, August 25

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
      What Every Parent and New Student Needs to Know
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
      Session for Parents: A New Chapter for Parents
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
      Session for Parents: New Franciscan University Initiatives & Plans
      JC Williams Center Gallery
    • 12:00 p.m.
      Mass
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
    • 2:00 p.m.
      Priestly Discernment Program (Students & Parents Meeting & Lord’s Day)
      Priestly Discernment Center
    • 4:30 p.m.
      Traveler's Vigil Mass
      Christ the King Chapel
    • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
      Semi-Formal Dance – All new students and families are invited to attend
      Finnegan Fieldhouse

    Sunday, August 26

    • 10:30 a.m.
      Sunday Mass
      Finnegan Fieldhouse
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