First Year
Parents & Family

First Year Experience:
Parents & Family

Letter from the President

Dr. David J. Livingston, Ph.D.

Fall semester at Lourdes is a remarkable time. New and returning students add vitality to campus and the entire Lourdes community is excited to begin the next chapter. New students enrolled in the FYE 100: The Lourdes Experience course have already begun their first assignment – reading One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni. In late August, the students will gather for a fun and enlightening book discussion.

Please remind your student that registration for Spring 2015 classes begins on Monday, October 6. Spring semester begins on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Throughout this semester, you are encouraged to join us in a variety of activities and events.

As a parent, please know you are a valuable member of our Lourdes Community. You may access the Lourdes Parent Network at for helpful resources.

On behalf of the Lourdes Community, I look forward to continuing to support your student in achieving his or her educational goals.


David J. Livingston, Ph.D.

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FYE 100: The Lourdes Experience

The Lourdes Experience course is a comprehensive itinerary that assists students in their transition and integration into University life through academic, co-curricular and personal exploration.

Learn more about this course by visiting our FYE Academics page.

FYE Instructors & Mentors

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Section Instructors Mentor
A Gayle Burrer Gina Luck-Deitsch
B Dwayne Beggs Scott SImon
D Karen Roadruck Lisa Hess
E Nicole Losie Alisa Smith
F Kate Beutel Michelle Volmer
G Lynda Hoffman Michael George
H Bob Detwiler JoAnn Gordon
K Erin Hafner Teddi Moorman
N Jennifer Lenkay Laurie Kneuven
P Todd Matthews Bri Lievens
V Sr. Barbara Vano Robyn Gandy
Y Beth Radecki Jeremy Snow
AA Andy Ham Chrissy Knapke
LC Michelle Rable
Angie Gorny
Terry Strode


Campus Visits & Hotels

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5480 South Main Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419)517-2000

Interested in Lourdes? Schedule a campus visit!

Coming from out of town? Contact the Wingate Sylvania and ask about the discounted rate of $99/night for visiting high school students and their families!

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.

Money Matters

For a better understanding of FAFSA, payment options, federal, state, and institutional aid, including scholarships, grants, and Federal Direct Stafford Loans view our Money Matters page.

Parent-Friendly Events

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Sylvania Links

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