First Year
Outside the

First Year Experience:
Outside the Classroom


Lourdes offers many different kinds of student activities each semester to complement the educational experience. Events are held on most Friday and Saturday evenings and most are free.

Fun activities to choose from

  • Dances
  • Late-night Breakfasts
  • Movie Nights
  • Performing Artists
  • Road Trips
  • Sports outings
  • Wings & Sings
  • And more

Learn more about our Student Activities.


Lourdes University Gray Wolves teams are proud to be members of and play in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The mission of the athletic department is to develop respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship among our student athletes. Lourdes, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, is committed to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual development of students. Through participation in athletics our student athletes are guided by our Franciscan values of learning reverence, and service as well as five tenants of the NAIA Champions of Character.

To learn more, visit

Campus Calendar

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Career Services

Directed by Janet Dickson, this office is available to assist you in areas of choosing a career, changing positions, preparing for and conducting a job search and selecting and enrolling in graduate school.

Services and programs available

  • Career planning
  • Self-assessment tools including Kuder Journey, Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Optimal Resume & Optimal Interview
  • Job search procedures
  • Resume assistance
  • Interviewing assistance

For more information, visit Career Services or call 800-878-3210, ext. 3704.

Clubs & Organizations

Lourdes University offers 30 student organizations that appeal to students interested in getting more involved in campus life or their academic major. These organizations offer great opportunities for students to be engaged outside of the classroom through active participation in the planning, coordination, and implementation of programs and activities.

View a list of our Clubs and Organizations.


An important aspect of university life is communicating with students, faculty and staff.

MyPlace Portal

Every student has access to the MyPlace portal and receives a University email account, which is used regularly by the staff and faculty to correspond with them. The Go to My Place Student Portal (image) button is accessible from and offers students access to their email, course schedules, syllabi and the Sakai E-Learning program.

Login to MyPlace Portal

Student Email Account

Students’ email accounts are available within 24 hours of registering for classes. Lourdes University’s student email system offers each student a 10 GB free lifetime email account and provides a 25 GB online storage solution.

The easiest way for a student to access his or her email account is to use the Lourdes MyPlace Portal. This single sign-on source allows students to access their student e-mail, receive campus announcements, check their Web for Students, and access the Sakai E-Learning program which will be required in many of their classes.

The email account is also used by faculty to contact students concerning assignments and class updates as well as by various offices on campus that need to deliver pertinent information in a timely manner. Students should always use their Lourdes email account to correspond with faculty. Emails that are sent from AOL, Yahoo or Hotmail accounts often get detected as SPAM and may not be delivered.

Login to MyPlace Portal

AtLourdes Magazine

One important communication piece at Lourdes is the AtLourdes magazine which is available in the “News & Events” section on the website. Students can learn the latest updates, meet Lourdes students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, and celebrate their accomplishments.

 View AtLourdes

The Den

The Den offers the perfect space for students to gather, host events, hold meetings, or study. Many of the programs offered by the Department of Student Activities & Recreation are held in this common space as well.

Students can enjoy the following in The Den

  • Comfortable lounge furniture
  • Televisions
  • Gaming area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Computers
  • Study space
  • Mailboxes for Lourdes Commons residence students

Diversity & Multicultural Student Services

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Services offers programming to celebrate diversity throughout the year in a supportive space. Lourdes is committed to fostering a sense of awareness, appreciation, advocacy, and understanding of diverse populations. Our goal is that all members of the Lourdes University community will feel honored, valued, and respected within their unique cultural framework.

For more information, call 800-878-3210, ext. 3866 or visit our Diversity and Multicultural Services page.

Food Service

The major food services on campus are Café Lourdes and the Dining Hall. Students can choose to dine in at the all-you-can-eat buffet or utilize the “grab ‘n go” station. Lourdes offers meal plans to all students. To learn more about meal plans visit the Dining Services page.

International Student Life

Lourdes University offers a variety of services and a supporting environment to its international students. Not only is the International Student Advisor available to meet with and discuss immigration and post-degree completion issues, but their academic advisor is also available to discuss students’ academic needs.

Lourdes University is committed to providing programs and services that will enhance the experience of international students while increasing the level of intercultural awareness to the entire campus community.

Meal Plans

A meal plan is required of all residential students. AVI Fresh, which operates the Lourdes Dining Hall, offers an expanded menu for all students. The facility offers a variety of meal plan options for students living both on and off-campus.

Learn more about the Meal Plan.

Residence Life in Lourdes Commons

Residence Life: Lourdes Commons

Stay with the Pack!

Enjoy suite-style student housing in suburban Sylvania, Ohio. Lourdes Commons offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment-style living spaces in six separate residence halls (Pioneer, Justinian, Bonaventure, Ambrose, Rosaria and Emmanuel).  Lourdes currently offers housing for up to 324 undergraduate students with more to come in the near future!

  • Living room
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable access
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • A meal plan is required of all residential students
  • $4,800 to $7,200 per academic year (for fall 2014 and spring 2015)

For more information on housing, contact Lourdes today! 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3873.

Lourdes Housing Three Students

Student Handbook

The Lourdes University Student Handbook details all the campus rules and regulations which students need to know in order to become responsible members of the Lourdes University community. Review this year’s Student Handbook (PDF).

Veteran Affairs Center

Our Veterans Affairs Center is a place reserved specifically for our service men and women who attend Lourdes. It houses the office of our Veterans Coordinator Michael Gill-Jacobson, computer stations, study space and a student lounge with televisions, a Wii and Rock Band.

To learn more, visit the Veterans Center page.