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    Orientation Schedule for New Students

     

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    Note: Unless otherwise noted, parents are invited and encouraged to attend Orientation events. Visit the Parents & Families Schedule for a look at just those events »

     

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    Meals During Orientation

    The University provides meals for the new students beginning with Thursday evening dinner.

    Grab-and-go food and beverages will be available for sale in the J.C. Williams Center on Friday during the weekend. For other meals, parents and siblings may purchase buffet meal tickets at Antonian Hall.

     

    Full Schedule:

    (Subject to change)

    Tuesday, August 21 

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    International Student Arrival & Check-In

    Thursday, August 23

    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/nontraditional, and commuter students pick up Orientation materials and meal passes
    J.C. Williams Center

    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Enrollment Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts) staff available to meet with new students and parents.
    Starvaggi Hall

    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. 

    J.C. Williams Center  

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner
    Antonian Hall

    7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    Grand Opening for students and families 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    8:45 p.m.
    Parent Social with Admissions staff 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    8:45 p.m.
    Graduate Student Wine and Cheese reception with program faculty
    International Lounge, J.C. Williams Center

    9:00 p.m.
    New Student Meetings with Residence Life

     10:00 p.m.
    Small Group Sessions 

    Location TBA  

    Friday, August 24 

    6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast: Complimentary for parents and students 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Academics at Franciscan with Chief Academic Officer: Session for Students and Parents 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Planning for Academic Success: Session for Students and Parents 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Franciscan University Bookstore Open

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Approximately 2 hours) 
    Foreign Language Paper-based Testing-out/Placement Exams for Ancient Greek, French, German, and Spanish ll 
    Ss. Cosmas & Damian Hall, and Egan Hall

    10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    German and/or Spanish Online Placement Test (offered on a walk-in basis) 
    St. John Paul II Library Computer Lab

    10:00 a.m.
    Latin Online Testing-out/Placement Exam ll

    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    Course Changes 

    Egan Hall103 & Ss. Cosmas & Damian Hall 218

    10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    Enrollment Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts) staff available to meet with new students and parents.
    Starvaggi Hall

    10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 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. 

    J.C. Williams Center   

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Academic Advising Session 1 - Transfers, Commuters, and Graduate Students 
    Egan Hall, Ss. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall

    11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Academic Advising Session 2 - Undergraduate (Last names A-L, unless taking placement exams)
    Egan Hall, Ss. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall  

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Academic Advising Session 3 - Undergraduate (Last names M-R,  unless taking placement exams)

    Egan Hall, Ss. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall   

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Academic Advising Session 4 - Undergraduate (Last names S-Z,  all who were taking placement exams earlier)

    Egan Hall, Ss. Cosmas & Damian Science Hall  

    10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Informational Mini Sessions: for students and parents (Fitness & Athletics, Residence Life and Households, Ministry, Evangelization and Outreach, Austria, International Study Programs, Honors Program Presentation, Parkhurst Dining, Health Wellness, Leadership Development, and Campus Computing) 

    12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Lunch 
    Antonian Hall

    4:00 p.m.
    Opening Mass with Oath of Fidelity (only on-campus Mass of the day) 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    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) 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    9:00 p.m.
    New Student Formation 1: Transitioning to Life at Franciscan

    Location TBA  

    9:00 p.m.
    Legacy Reception - Alumni Parent Social
    J.C. Williams Center, Gentile Gallery

    10:00 p.m.
    Small Group Sessions 
    Location TBA

    Saturday, August 25 

    7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Breakfast
    Antonian Hall

    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Franciscan University Bookstore Open

    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    Session for Parents & Students: What Every Parent and New Student Needs to Know 
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Session for Students: Called to Love: Recognizing the Truth, Beauty, & Goodness of Human Sexuality
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Session for Parents: A New Chapter for Parents
    Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center

    11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Session for Parents: New Franciscan University Initiatives & Plans 
    Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center

    12:00 p.m.
    Mass
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Lunch 
    Antonian Hall

    2:00 p.m.
    Priestly Discernment Program Students & Parents Meeting and Lord's day
    PDP Center (Lower Campus)

    2:00 p.m.
    Dramatic Presentation
    Anathan Theatre, Egan Hall

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Lord's Day Celebration (Students and Families)

    Location TBA  

    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Traveler's Vigil Mass
    Christ the King Chapel

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Dinner 
    Antonian Hall

    7:00 p.m.
    Graduate & Non-Traditional Students Welcome Social 
    J.C. Williams Center Atrium

    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    President's Reception, & Semi-Formal Dance
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    10:00 p.m.
    After Party
    Piazza dei Santi

    Sunday, August 26 

    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

    8:00 p.m.
    Dramatic Presentation
    Anathan Theatre, Egan Hall

    9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Sundae for your Sunday (All new & returning students)
    Piazza dei Santi

    12:00 midnight
    Dramatic Presentation
    Anathan Theatre, Egan Hall

    Monday, August 27 

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Job Fair for New Students
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    10:00 a.m.
    (Approximately 2 hours)
    Make-up Opportunity for paper-based Testing-out/Placement Exams for Ancient Greek, French, and German
    Egan Hall 231

    10:00 a.m.
    (Approximately 2 hours)
    Make-up Opportunity for Spanish paper-based Testing-out/Placement Exam
    Egan Hall 213

    3:00 p.m.
    Convocation and Opening of the School Year Mass
    Finnegan Fieldhouse

    7:00 p.m.
    Ministry Fair
    J.C. Williams Center

    8:30 p.m.
    New Student Formation II - Academics in College for New Students 
    Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center

    Tuesday, August 28

    8:00 a.m.
    Classes Begin

    6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 4:45 p.m.
    Mass (Regular Mass Schedule Begins)
    Christ the King Chapel

     

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