First Year Experience

Please utilize the following academic resources during your Lourdes University college experience.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising offers a vast array of services to ensure students academic success. Advisors can assist students in developing a personalized educational plan. The location of advisement and registration depends upon the student’s academic major.

Find more information at Academic Advising

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is a computer, tutoring and testing center. The Center offers students the opportunity to work together or independently to access a variety of multi-media technologies in a nurturing, student-centered environment.

Find more information at the Academic Success Center

Accessibility Services

Lourdes University strives to ensure equal access to programs and facilities, provide reasonable and appropriate auxiliary services, and improve the understanding and support of the campus community.

Find more information on the program at Accessibility Services

Campus Library

Our Duns Scotus Library offers a wealth of resources to assist students with their learning. Students are able to access items electronically or delivered to the library through a statewide library catalog.

Find more information at the Duns Scotus Library

Campus Map

View the campus map including Sisters of St. Francis buildings, campus accessibility, the bookstore and parking.

Center for Professional Studies (CPS)

The Center for Professional Studies (CPS) offers resources, technology and staff experts to help you achieve your goals.

Find out more at the Center for Professional Studies

First Year Experience

FYE 100: The Lourdes Experience

Course Description

The FYE 100: 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. FYE is an inquiry into the academic expectations, resources, policies, Franciscan values and traditions of Lourdes University. Through FYE, students will be challenged to develop and apply critical thinking and communication skills, and help clarify academic paths for success.

FYE Learning Objectives

As a result of active participation in FYE, students will:

  • Develop a plan of study that will successfully lead them toward degree completion and graduation
  • Identify campus resources to support their individual and academic success
  • Explore Lourdes’ mission, and its Catholic Franciscan heritage and values, as it relates to learning and future goals
  • Engage in the Lourdes community by participating in co-curricular events, service, lectures and organizations
  • Acquire an understanding of liberal arts learning
  • Develop transferable success strategies (communication, time management and critical thinking) that will support their college experience
  • Articulate their understanding of reverence in relationship to identity and diversity
  • Provide examples of higher-level thinking through a cumulative final project

FYE projects to be completed in 3-credit hour course

  • Dinner & Book Discussion
  • Mapping academic life plan at Lourdes
  • Career Services inventory and feedback session
  • Franciscan Journey with campus ministry
  • Service learning project
  • Campus Life events and reflection projects

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

Find out more information about FERPA

FYE Calendar (Important Dates)

Find important information about registration days, new student organization and other campus events on the calendar of events.

Locating Your Classroom Online

Finding your class room on campus can be difficult for first year students. You can download a printable schedule and find the most up-to-date classroom assignments on the Catalog, Courses and Schedules page.

ROTC at Lourdes University

Lourdes University collaborates with Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo to offer our students the opportunity to participate in either Army or Air Force ROTC.

Learn more information about ROTC

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that identifies promising students and prepares them for college level work. TRiO specifically serves students who are first generation (one of your parents has not graduated from college), low-income, and/or disabled. Studies have shown that students are more likely to achieve academic success when provided additional support services.

Learn more about TRiO Student Support Services