Franciscan Center / Rentals
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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Solidarity, Citizenship and the Ukrainian Refugees
Lifelong Learning is pleased to offer Solidarity, Citizenship and the Ukrainian Refugees, with Dr. Jaroslaw Szczepański on Thursday, March 23 at 6 pm in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. The lecture is followed by a reception and is free and open to the public. The war in Ukraine has created a refugee crisis, with the majority of refugees settling in Poland. The response of the Poles and the Polish Government has been shaped by the idea…
Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Art Lecture – POSTPONED
The Sr. Jane Mary Sorosiak Art Lecture has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. The event is free and open to the public.
Talk To Me: A Panel Discussion
Sylvania Franciscan Connections and Lourdes University present Talk To Me: A Panel Discussion on Friday, March 31 at 2 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The discussion addresses "The Etiquette of Interacting with People with Disabilities." The event is free and open to Lourdes University and Sylvania Franciscan Connections community members. For more information, email email@example.com or call 419-824-3667.
Spring Choral Concert
Enjoy a Spring Choral Concert on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7 pm in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The concert features the Lourdes University Chorale and A Cappella Choir. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Director Betsy Bellavia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lourdes University Athletics is pleased to announce the 2023 Athletic Awards on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Named after the Gray Wolf mascot, the Gubi Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding student-athletes, coaches and teams. This is a ticketed event.
Student Awards Ceremony
Lourdes University is pleased to announce the 2023 Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2023, 5 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Lourdes University bestows awards on students and graduation candidates who have achieved high marks in academics, student life, service learning and campus ministry. During the ceremony, the Mother Adelaide Award is also given in honor of the university’s founder. The event is open to the public.
College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
The Lourdes University College of Nursing is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2023, 7 to 9 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony recognizes Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Nursing graduation candidates. The event includes an official pinning, oath and blessing of the hands. A reception follows. The event is open to the public.
Summer Vocal Music Camp
Lourdes University Music is offering a Summer Vocal Music Camp from Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 13 from 9 to 11:30am daily at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. Students can perform fun music with Betsy Bellavia, Lourdes University Director of Vocal Music and be part of a concert and lunch on the last day. Cost is $50 per person. Lunch is $10 per guest. Register at: https://apply.lourdes.edu/register/?id=584fa9a0-833f-4836-b23c-386862cc106d For more information, call 419-205-5801.
Lourdes Athletics Hall of Fame
Save the date for Lourdes Athletics Hall of Fame on November 3, 2023 at 7 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania, Ohio. The guest speaker is Clark Kellogg! Nominate a Lourdes athlete for the 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame at https://lourdesathletics.com/sports/2022/10/26/hall-of-fame.aspx