Orientation Fall 2024

August 22-25, 2024

 

 

A Community of Believers

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind.” Acts 4:32

What is Orientation Weekend?

The faculty, staff, and Orientation Welcoming team of Franciscan are so excited to welcome you to the Franciscan University Family! Navigating the next phase of your lives will be a journey and we are all here to help you in the transition.

The Franciscan community’s ultimate goal as an academically excellent and passionately Catholic institution is to send forth our students as joyful, knowledgeable disciples who will rebuild the Church during their time here and ever after. We are dedicated to helping students sharpen their minds, enlighten their hearts, and refresh their souls.

 

When is Orientation Weekend?

Orientation Weekend takes place the weekend before classes begin and every new student is required to attend. During these days, students will be moving into their residence halls, meeting their roommates, small groups, & classmates, connecting with faculty, staff and friars, getting acquainted with academic, spiritual, and wellness resources.

There will also be time to pray and participate in the sacraments as both new students and their families begin to transition to Life at Franciscan.

Undergraduate classes for the Fall 2024 semester begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2024. Move in will take place on August 22nd.

 

What are Baron Days?

Jump Start your College Career and Come to Baron Days this Summer! Baron Days take place on campus during the summer and are a chance for you to experience a night in the dorms, build community, meet with academic advisors and more. Learn More About Baron Days!

 

Questions about Orientation?

Find your answer in the Orientation FAQs.

For New Students

Community life in the residence halls teaches many valuable lessons, opportunities for growth, and ongoing conversion. Managing your schedule and newfound freedoms while also developing your communication and conflict management skills are aspects of the college experiences that will benefit you for years to come. While some students experience “growing pains,” our staff is here to support them to communicate, be accountable, and live harmoniously as they grow in Christian virtue and maturity.

For Parents

An important part of Student Life’s impact on the Franciscan community is our parent partners. As students move into the next stages of their lives, it can be difficult, not just for the students, but also for parents. Encouraging growth in intellectual, emotional, and spiritual maturity requires students to become more independent. Your encouragement, support, and advice are an integral part of this process, while allowing students to take responsibility for their actions, academics, and health. Progress towards true Christian maturity is made when a student is able to accept responsibility and resolve an issue. Along the way, the entire Franciscan family—from the Wellness Center to Residence Life to the professors—is dedicated to the success of every student at Franciscan University.

Contact

Welcome to Franciscan University of Steubenville

Welcome to Franciscan University of Steubenville! We are eager for you to begin your time at our academically excellent and faithfully Catholic institution. During your time here, we hope that you take advantage of the opportunity to find your community, pursue your professional goals, and grow spiritually. The Franciscan community is here to help if you have any questions throughout your journey here on our Ohio campus.

Bookstore – 740-283-6271

[email protected]

Information Technology Services Help Desk – 740-283-4357

[email protected]

Security Dispatch – 740-283-6333

[email protected]

Wellness Center

[email protected]

Athletic Department – 740-283-6313

[email protected]

Parkhurst Dining – 740-283-6274

Student Life Office – 740-283-6441

  • Dr. Daniel Dentino – 740-283-6490
    • Vice President of Student Life 
  • Mrs. Juliana DeLuca Daugherty – 740-284-5867
    • Assistant Vice President of Student Life Services and Events 
  • Mr. Robert Lesnefsky – 740-283-6335
    • Director of Evangelization and Household Life 
  • Ms. Margaret McKee – 740-283-6335
    • Assistant Director of Evangelization and Household Life 
  • Ms. Serra Alongi – 740-283-8749
    • Director of Residence Life 
  • Mrs. Jenn Simms – 740-283-6513
    • Manager of Operations for Personal Vocational and SWOP Coordinator 
  • Ms. Jessie Leatherby – 740-238-6260
    • Associate Director of Student Engagement and Assessment 

Enrollment Services

Residence Hall Directors & Coordinators

Academic Affairs – 740-284-5343

  • Dr. Stephen Hildebrand
    • Vice President for Academic Affairs 
  • Dr. Regina Boerio
    • Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Dr. David Collins
    • Dean, School of Natural and Applied Science 
  • Dr. Cory Maloney
    • Dean, Online Programs 
  • Dr. Christin Jungers
    • Dean, School of Professional Programs 
  • Dr. Ron Bolster
    • Dean, School of Theology and Philosophy 
  • Dr. Ann Dulany
  • Mrs. Shelby Gianni

Fall Schedule of Events

(subject to change)

Thursday, August 22, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

New Residents Students Move In (per account last name*)

Residence Halls

  • A-D New Students Move In after 10:00 am
  • E-H New Students Move In after 11:00 am
  • I-L New Students Move In after 12:00 pm
  • M-P New Students Move In after 1:00 pm
  • Q-T New Students Move In after 2:00 pm
  • U-Z New Students Move In after 3:00 pm

 

  • 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

Off-Campus, Commuter & Graduate/Non-traditional Students Check In

J.C. Williams Center

Receive orientation materials & meal passes

 

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Student Services

JC Williams Center/Gallery/Atrium

ID Cards, Email Accounts, Trinity Health Clinic and Baron Counseling Center, Local Banks, Student Employment (SWOP), Parkhurst Dining (Meal Plans), Mail Center, Career Services, Student Accounts, Center for Success – First Generation Students. Parking Permits: 1519 Assisi Heights

 

  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment Services Staff

Starvaggi Hall

Available to Meet With New Students and Parents

(Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts)

 

  • 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Campus Tours (10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)

Christ the King Chapel Plaza

 

  • 4:30 p.m.-  7:30p.m.

Dinner

Antonian Hall

 

  • 7:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.

Grand Opening

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 8:45 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Parent Social With Admissions Staff

J.C. Williams Center

 

  • 8:45 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Wine and Cheese Reception With Faculty

Finnegan Fieldhouse/Aerobics Room

 

  • 9:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Meet & Greet

The Harp and Habit/Franciscan Square

 

  • 9:00 p.m.

New Student Meetings With Residence Life Staff

TBA

 

  • 10:00 p.m.

New Student Small Group Sessions

TBA

Friday, August 23, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast (Complimentary for Parents and Families)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Academics at Franciscan: Vice President Academic Affairs (Students and Parents)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

College Runs on Dunkin: (Students and Parents)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Graduate, Commuter, and Transfer Students – Advising Session #1

Egan Hall, Cosmas & Damian, and St. Joseph Center

 

  • 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Student Academic Advising

Egan Hall, Cosmas & Damian, and St. Joseph Center

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Advising Session #2 (For those who did not attend a Baron Day)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Advising Session #3 (Last names beginning with the letters A-L)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Advising Session #4 (Last names beginning with the letters M-Z)

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Advising Session #5 (Open to All)

 

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Course Changes – Egan Hall 103 and Cosmas & Damian Hall 208

 

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Enrollment Services Staff

Available to Meet With New Students and Parents(Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts)

Starvaggi Hall

 

  • 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Student Services

ID Cards, Email Accounts, Trinity Health Clinic and Baron Counseling Center, Local Banks, Student Employment (SWOP), Parkhursts Dining (Meal Plans), Mail Center, Career Services, Student Accounts, Center for Success – First Generation Students. Parking Permits: 1519 Assisi Heights

 

Informational Mini Sessions

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Austrian Study Abroad – Cosmas & Damian – G16

Health & Wellness – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Fitness. Athletics & Intramurals – Finnegan Fieldhouse – Aerobics Room

Residence Life & Households – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

  • 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Austrian Study Abroad – Cosmas & Damian – G16

Leadership Development – JC Williams Center – Margaret Room

Ministry, Evangelization, & Outreach – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Residence Life & Households – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Austria Study Abroad – Cosmas & Damian G16

Campus Technology – JC Williams Center – Margaret Room

Ministry, Evangelization, & Outreach – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Parkhurst Dining (Special Dietary Needs) – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

  • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Antonian Hall

  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Honors Program Presentation (Parents and Students In Honors Program) – Cosmas & Damian – G16

Public Safety/Campus Security – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Fitness, Athletics, & Intramurals – Finnegan Fieldhouse – Aerobics Room

Leadership Development – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Honors Program Presentation (Parents and Students In Honors Program) – Cosmas & Damian – G16

Health & Wellness – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Fitness, Athletics, & Intramurals – Finnegan Fieldhouse – Aerobics Room

Residence Life & Households – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Health & Wellness – JC Williams Center – Leo Room

Public Safety/Campus Security – JC Williams Center – Margaret Room

Library Resources – JC Williams Center – Fireside Lounge

 

  • 4:00 p.m.

Opening Mass and Oath of Fidelity (Students and Families)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Antonian Hall

 

  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome to Life at Franciscan (Students and Families)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 9:00 p.m.

New Student Small Groups Session – TBA

 

  • 9:00 p.m.

Legacy Reception – Alumni Parent Social

The Harp and Habit in Franciscan Square

 

  • 9:00 p.m.

Graduate/Non-Traditional Student Meeting

Vianney Hall

 

  • 10:00 p.m.

Session for New Students: Welcome Home

Residence Halls

Saturday, August 24, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Antonian Hall

 

  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cupertino’s Cafe Open

JC Williams Center

 

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Franciscan University Campus Store Open

 

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Parent and Student Session: Studenthood: A Way of Life

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session for Students: Personal Vocation

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Session for Parents: New Franciscan Initiatives and Plans

JC Williams Center – Gallery

 

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session for Students: Title IX and Navigating Healthy Relationships

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session for Parents: A New Chapter for Parents

JC Williams Center – Gallery

 

  • 12:00 p.m.

Mass

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

Antonian Hall

 

  • 2:00 p.m.

Free Time Options: Shuttle to Fort Steuben Mall (every half hour)

Meet at Rosary Circle

Campus Store Open

 

  • 2:00 p.m.

Priestly Discernment Program: Students and Parents Meeting and Lord’s Day

St. Junipero Serra Hall

 

  • 2:00 p.m.

FUS Theatre Program Showcase

Anathan Theatre

 

  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lord’s Day Celebration (Students and Families)

TBA

 

  • 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Antonian Hall

 

  • 7:00 p.m.

Graduate/Non-Traditional Student Welcome Social

TBD

 

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Encounter with Christ with Heather Khym

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Orientation Holy Hour

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The White Out Party (White Attire)

JC Williams Center

 

  • 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Color Craze After Party (tie dye or neon attire)

St. Thomas More Hall Courts

Sunday, August 25, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch

Antonian Hall

 

  • 10:30 a.m.

Orientation Closing Mass

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 2:00 p.m.

Dorm Color Wars

Intramural Fields

 

  • 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Antonian Hall

 

  • 6:00 p.m.

FUS Theatre Program Showcase

Anathan Theatre

 

  • 8:30 p.m.

Semester Kickoff A Sundae for Your Sunday

Finnegan Fieldhouse Plaza

 

  • 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Praise and Worship

Christ the King Chapel

 

  • 10:30 p.m.

FUS Theatre Program Showcase

Anathan Theatre

Monday, August 26, 2024

  • 8:00 a.m.

Classes Begin

 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Job Fair for New Students (ticket required)

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 3:00 p.m.

Convocation and Opening of the School Year Mass

Finnegan Fieldhouse

 

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ministry Fair

JC Williams Center Plaza