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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but no glossy photo can fully convey the beauty and liveliness of our engaging and friendly campus—or bring to life Franciscan’s vibrant faith environment, supportive and excellent professors, welcoming households and residence hall communities. Come for a campus visit, and see for yourself why students from all over the country discover their home at Franciscan University.


What you’ll experience during a visit:
•Mass with the student body
•Walking Campus Tour
•Presentation on the Austria Study Abroad Program
•Lunch with the students
•Attend a class
•Free time to explore
•Meetings with Admissions, Enrollment, Financial Aid, or an NCAA D-III Coach


Fall 2016 Visit Schedule

*Overnight visits must be scheduled at least 10 business days in advance.

*Non-overnight visits must be scheduled at least 4 business days in advance. 

(Please take into account when requesting a visit that Saturday & Sunday are not considered business days.)


Sept. 26 - Oct. 5: Day/Overnight Visit (Overnight Optional)

Oct. 7: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Oct. 10: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Oct. 12 - Oct. 26: Day/Overnight Visit (Overnight Optional)

Oct. 28: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Closed for All-Saints Break

Nov. 4: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Nov. 7 - Nov. 18: Day/Overnight Visit (Overnight Optional)

Nov. 21: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Closed for Thanksgiving

Nov. 28: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Nov. 30: Day/Overnight Visit (Overnight Optional)

Dec. 2: Day Visit Only (No Overnight)

Plan Ahead

The following links may also be helpful as you make plans for your visit to campus:

Please note that we do not provide transportation to the university from the airport or hotels.

Franciscan Fridays
Our most popular day!
Scheduled during the spring and fall, our popular Franciscan Fridays accommodate many visitors at one
time. It might just happen that a Franciscan friar will walk along for part of the tour, or join you for lunch in the cafeteria, or greet you in the Admissions lobby when you check in or are waiting for your interview. We welcome both individual visits and group visits.

  • How do I register for a visit?  Call the admissions office at 740-283-6226 (toll free at 800-783-6220) or Click here and select whether you are an undergraduate visitor (pursuing a bachelor’s degree) or a graduate visitor (already have a bachelor’s degree and looking into our Masters programs). Begin a visit form, pick a date from the available dates for visiting at the top of the form, complete the form and submit it. Once the form is complete, you will receive a confirmation of what you requested sent to the email you provided. *Please note that this email may go to your junk folder or the promotions folder. 


  • What if I wanted to stay overnight?  The overnight request is part of the standard online visit form click here. Please register for your overnight visit at least two weeks in advance. Otherwise it will have to be a day-visit only.


  • What if I want to stay with someone I know?  Visiting students who would like to stay with someone they know are free to make overnight arrangements on their own with their friend.  Regardless, please register for a campus visit and select “no” for the overnight option.


  • Am I allowed to go off campus?  If you are staying with a room host set up by admissions, the room host is not permitted to take you off campus for liability reasons.


  • What will I do with my host?
    Overnight visitors will experience campus life outside the classroom. Activities you might attend with your host if available could include: household events, athletic games, residence hall gatherings, general university programs etc. In some cases, hosts may have obligations including a class, studies, club or household meetings and even work study hours on campus. Overnight guests need to realize that their host may not be available to them 24/7, as campus life and commitments do not cease when visitors are in the halls. In other words, staying in the halls is meant to show you what life is like on campus on a daily basis.


  • What should I bring if I’m staying overnight?  Pack a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, personal items, comfortable clothing, etc. Basically, anything you think you might need for a night.


  • Do I need spending money?  You may need money for airport transportation, emergencies, or some Franciscan gear. You will receive a 20% discount to the bookstore. One lunch is provided for you and all those accompanying you during your official visit, but all other meals are your responsibility.


  • Where can my family stay while I’m visiting? We are unable to provide on-campus accommodations for family members or friends accompanying visiting students. Family members or friends who need a place to stay can click here to see our list of accommodations in the local area.


  • How do I get from the airport to the campus?  Visitors are responsible for making airport transportation arrangements. Click here for a list of transportation options to and from the airport.
Visit Forms
    Visit Form - Undergraduate  
    Visit Form - Graduate