Lourdes University

Buildings and Campus

The campus of Lourdes University is located in Sylvania, Ohio, 10 miles west of Toledo in Lucas County. The Historic Campus is situated on an 89-acre tract of wooded land owned by our sponsor the Sisters of St. Francis on Convent Boulevard and Silica Road. A unique feature of the campus is the California mission style of architecture. The University has an additional 28 acres that include Lourdes Commons, a student residential housing complex. The Canticle Center is located on 10 acres on Silica Drive adjacent to the Historic Campus.

In addition to Lourdes University, the Sisters of St. Francis also sponsor Sylvania Franciscan Ministries and the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation. Buildings housing the administration, residence halls, and the retirement home for the Sisters of St. Francis are also located on the grounds.

Lourdes University Building Complex

Assisi Hall, located on the west side of the campus, houses various faculty and staff offices.

Canticle Center, located on Silica Drive west of campus, houses the Graduate School, the Art Department offices and studios, the Music Department office and classrooms, music practice rooms, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, a 40-seat computer classroom, a Student Lounge, a conference room, and a gym for student recreation and Athletic Team practices. The Canticle Center also houses offices for the Sophia Center, another sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Carmel Hall, located on the west side of the campus, houses classrooms and faculty offices.

San Damiano Campus Ministry House, (6675 Convent Blvd.) houses the Campus Ministry offices.

Delp Hall, named in memory of Evelyn N. Delp, houses the Ebeid Student Center and the Sr. Cabrini Warpeha Academic Success Center with group study rooms and computer labs.

Duns Scotus Library, dedicated in 1950, was named for the 13th century Franciscan philosopher, John Duns Scotus. The library is located at the west end of St. Clare Hall. It houses a collection of over 55,000 volumes, a periodical collection, and a collection of audiovisual items. More than 350 art items decorate the library and are fully catalogued online. Lourdes University is a member of Ohio LINK. The second floor of the Library contains The Center for Research and Scholarship.

Lourdes Commons, a residential housing complex established in 2010 is located on McCord Road and Brint Road. The complex currently has six buildings designated for residence halls: Ambrose, Bonaventure, Emmanuel, Justinian, Pioneer and Rosaria Halls.

Lourdes Hall, connected to Mother Adelaide Hall, houses the offices of the President and University Administration. The second floor contains faculty and administrative offices.

The Grille, adjacent to the Planetarium Lobby and Mother Adelaide Hall, includes seating for 175, a full gourmet kitchen, lounge/study space with widescreen TV and an outdoor dining patio.

Mother Adelaide Hall, houses the Advising Office, Students Accounts, Financial Aid, and Career Services Offices. It also contains faculty offices, classrooms, science laboratories, The Appold Planetarium and the Planetarium Lobby.

Regina Hall (1st Floor) located between Umbria and Maria Halls, houses the Institutional Advancement offices.

Russell J. Ebeid Recreational Center, located on the Mid-Campus Complex, is available for use during posted hours. The facility features cardio, yoga, free weight, aerobics and spinning rooms; as well as locker rooms and classrooms. The athletic components include indoor competition-level basketball and volleyball courts, home and visiting locker rooms, a training room, Gray Wolves suite, ticket office, concession area, two-story atrium with mezzanine level, a spirit wall, and coaches offices. The aerobics room, cardio room, and fitness center include a wide variety of exercise equipment free to all students, faculty, and staff. The building also has public locker rooms with full shower and dressing room facilities.

St. Agnes Hall, located between Assisi Hall and Carmel Hall, houses faculty offices, the Archives and the Environmental Education Center.

St. Clare Hall, joined to Lourdes Hall, includes offices of the Registrar, Finance offices, administrative and faculty offices, classrooms, and meeting areas. The Department of Human Resources and the Nursing Department are located on the second floor.

St. Francis Hall, located between the Franciscan Center and Assisi Hall, houses undergraduate and graduate classrooms, The Center for Professional Studies, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services, a Student Lounge, Accessibility Services and the TRiO and Upward Bound offices.

St. Joseph Hall, located behind St. Clare Hall, houses The Flasck Nursing Facility, Nurse Anesthesia Lab, classrooms, meeting rooms, faculty offices, and nursing labs.

The Den, located in the shopping complex at the corner of McCord and Brint, was established in 2010 and offers students the opportunity of a common space located adjacent to the residence halls at Lourdes Commons. The Den is intended primarily as a casual gathering space for students and a location for student centered programming. The Den also houses the mail room for residential students, computer stations, televisions and the Residence Life Office.

The Russell J. Ebeid Hall houses classrooms, faculty offices, a student lounge area, the Admissions Office, the Information Technology Center and the Welcome Center.

The Appold Planetarium

Built in 1964, the former Copernicus Planetarium underwent renovations in 2006 to become a digital immersive theater that can provide real-time 3D sky simulations, fulldome shows and multimedia presentations. The planetarium is an important part of Lourdes University’s community outreach efforts and features SciDome, a single projector fulldome video system powered by Starry Night software. Thanks to generous donors James and Patricia Appold, the Appold Planetarium has allowed for the expansion of astronomy instruction for Lourdes’ undergraduate programs, as well as biology and education. The public shows bring in a wide cross section of the community and has been used to educate people of all ages, from preschoolers through senior citizens. Lourdes students, staff and faculty receive discounted admission to public shows.

Ebeid Student Center

The Ebeid Student Center is located in the lower level of Delp Hall and is named in honor of Russell J. Ebeid, a generous friend of Lourdes. Designed by students for students, the Ebeid Student Center offers a place to gather, study, watch TV, play pool or ping pong and engage in an assortment of other activities such as open mic and small stage performances.

The Flasck Nursing Center

The Flasck Nursing Center is located in St. Joseph Hall. Named in honor of Dick and Dolly Flasck, the Flasck Nursing Center houses classrooms, the Nurse Anesthesia Program Lab, faculty office space, meeting rooms, simulated hospital and home care settings, state-of-the-art interactive computerized mannequins, and other features that assist in preparing nursing students for their careers.

The Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center is a multi-purpose facility, which includes meeting rooms, commons, gymnasium, and theatre.

The Commons serves as an ideal facility for diverse activities and exhibits. The meeting rooms, with an adjacent kitchen equipped for catered service, provide convenient space for the many community groups that meet there. The Commons can comfortably accommodate wedding receptions with 350 guests, still providing a dance area.

Serra Theatre, with a seating of 850, provides the campus and local community with a setting for cultural and educational events.

Paul R. Koester Greenhouse

The Paul R. Koester Greenhouse situated directly behind Mother Adelaide Hall offers hands-on technology to assist the University in its ecology, botany, and genetics courses.

Other Buildings on Campus

Queen of Peace Chapel (Northwest corner of campus), a large chapel constructed on the model of Santa Barbara Mission in California, is the site for major University liturgies, paraliturgical functions, personal prayer, and ecumenical services. The  Chapel is used primarily by the Sisters of Saint Francis. It is NOT available for weddings.

The Portiuncula is a small oratory a short distance from Queen of Peace Chapel. It is a replica of a church repaired and used by St. Francis. The original church is now enshrined in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Assisi, Italy. The Portiuncula is open to those who wish to pray in an atmosphere of quiet reflection.

Alverno Art Studio is located across the campus from the main University buildings. This studio has 2,745 square feet of workspace with kilns and equipment for use by the Sisters of St. Francis.