First Year Experience


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.

Learn more about Student Activities and Recreation


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).

Learn more about Lourdes Athletics

Campus Calendar

See what’s happening on our calendar

Career Services

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.

There are many services and programs available.

Find out more at Career Services

Student Organizations

Lourdes University offers a variety of 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 Student Organizations


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

Access to the Portal, Student Email, Sakai E-Learning and Web for Students can be found on the tech tab of the Lourdes University Home page.

Lourdes Portal
Every student has access to the Lourdes portal and receives a university email account, which is used regularly by the staff and faculty to correspond with them.

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.

Student Email Instructions

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.

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 the latest edition of AtLourdes

The Den

Located within the Sylvan Square Shopping Complex, The Den offers a perfect place for students to gather and attend student activities and events. The Resident Life Office is also housed in this building.

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.

Find more information at Diversity and Multicultural Services

Dining 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.

Learn more about meal plans

International Student Life

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

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. A meal plan is required of all residential students.

Learn more about the Meal Plans

Residence Life: Lourdes Commons

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. Lourdes currently offers housing for up to 324 undergraduate students with more to come in the near future!

Learn more about Residence Life

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.

Veterans 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.

Learn more about Veteran’s Affairs