Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center is a beautiful, full-service, state-of-the-art theater and conference center located on the Sylvania Franciscan Village campus in Sylvania, Ohio.

The center features a full-service theater that seats 850 patrons and is capable of hosting a fully staged and technically challenging performance or a simple lecture event. It also features smaller conference rooms seating anywhere from 15 to 200, a gymnasium, and a beautiful commons that’s often used for dinners, banquets, style shows, a multitude of special events and wedding receptions. As a rental facility, the Franciscan Center is available for wedding receptions, meetings, parties, trade shows, seminars and a variety of other types of events.

Faculty and staff receive a 10% discount on rental of the Franciscan Center facilities, and Alumni and non-profit organizations receive a 15% discount. In addition to facility rental, the center also provides services and amenities to help make your event a success. Located in scenic Sylvania, it enjoys an ambience and tranquility unlike any other.

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Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As part of National School Choice Week, Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is presenting its 4th annual School Choice School Fair. Parents and guardians will have a chance to visit and learn about the different types of education along with EdChoice and Jon Peterson Scholarship information with School Choice Ohio. Over 30 schools will be participating in this family friendly event. For more information, visit

Toledo Jazz Orchestra Jazz Concert.

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Toledo Jazz Orchestra is celebrating 40 years of amazing music. Their 40th anniversary concert will include past and present members of the orchestra to commemorate all 4 decades of one of the best big bands in the country. This night is sure to be a musical extravaganza. This 2 hour concert starts a 8pm.

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Career Expo 2022

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign up for the Lourdes University Career Expo 2022 Internship & Job Fair! Event is Wednesday, March 16 from 11 am until 2 pm. Learn more about Career Services planned events and register for the Career Expo!

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