First Year
Parents & Family

First Year Experience:
Parents & Family

Letter from the President

Dr. David J. Livingston, Ph.D.

Spring semester is one of rejuvenation. The temperatures slowly begin to rise and the campus grounds once again offer the vibrant colors of the season. Academically, students minds are enlightened by a multitude of liberal arts and professional studies courses including world architecture; immunology; international business; multicultural and social issues in education; disability and humanity; nutritional chemistry; transcultural experiences in nursing; symbolic logic; adolescent psychology; parent child attachment; American sign language; peace, justice and forgiveness; and classical guitar.

Several annual lecture series held this spring will promote dialogue between students and visiting experts in art, history and theology. Many courses offer students the opportunity to complete service learning hours and provide a benefit to non-profit organizations. Internships, campus ministry initiatives and study abroad opportunities are yet another way for students to experience different cultures and live out the Lourdes mission. Please continue to encourage your student to explore all these possibilities.

Lourdes University offers several parent-friendly events throughout the semester. Please review the attached event listing and attend the ones that you find appealing. As a member of the Lourdes Parent Network, you can access helpful resources at

On February 24, 2014, your student can begin registering for summer session and fall semester courses.

On behalf of the Lourdes Community, I am pleased to provide our excellent academic and campus life programming designed with your student's success in mind.


David Livingston

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

Known as the City of Trees, Sylvania, OH, is located just minutes from Toledo, OH and the Michigan border. A beautiful suburban area, Sylvania provides quality services and resources with pride and professionalism to enable its community and visitors to enjoy the highest quality of life.

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