Meet lifelong friends. Participate in service activities. Make a difference in the world. At Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, experience all this and more in a caring environment focused on innovative programs and personalized student attention. With this kind of support, how will you shape your story at FranU?
Growing in the tradition of our service-based roots, FranU is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and over 1,200 students call it home. Though small in size, our tight-knit campus community is a welcoming environment where academic excellence meets impactful leadership. With a wealth of service-learning opportunities, FranU students actively engage and provide service to their community.
Our location in the Baton Rouge metro area means students can enjoy the amenities of city life while pursuing their education. From adventuring in local parks to dining downtown to shopping at a local farmers market — there’s no shortage of fun around FranU. Learn more about nightlife in Baton Rouge, local attractions, dining destinations and the cultures and traditions of the area.
Wondering where to live while you attend FranU? While we don’t offer on-campus housing, we can still help you find a living situation that works for you. We have a dedicated housing website with the information you need to explore housing options, including a frequently updated list of currently available housing.
Build lasting connections with your peers in our student-run clubs and organizations. On FranU's campus, there are more than 15 student orgs that aim to foster student development and leadership skills. These organizations include the Student Government, preprofessional orgs and societies and faith-based activity groups. Student clubs include the Music Club, the Art Club, Psychology Club and more. You also have the opportunity to create your very own organization or club.
Student life at FranU is all the more engaging through the Division of Student Affairs, which connects you with a variety of on-campus events and programs, including annual activities like Oktoberfest, the Turkey Bowl and the Spring Crawfish Boil. There are also many other events happening on FranU’s campus throughout the year, ranging from pizza with the provost to Catholic Q&A sessions to lecture series. Keep up to date with upcoming activities by reviewing the events calendar.
FranU’s Office of Campus Ministry is all about encountering, engaging and serving the community. With these three pillars, we’re able to accomplish a lot, including service events where you have the opportunity to volunteer at soup kitchens, shelters and more. You can also explore and deepen your faith at FranU through interfaith gatherings and ministry and prayer events.
As you learn, grow into your potential thanks to FranU’s facilities. The Technology Services Center provides dependable access to technology, while the Learning Resource Center is available to help you with the writing process through free appointments. The University Library and Library Commons is your go-to spot for research and studying, offering access to a vast collection of materials in a range of formats.
FranU campus life is not only fun and engaging, but it’s also welcoming and dependable. That’s because we take the safety of students and the campus community seriously. To provide students with an additional level of security, the University hires off-duty Baton Rouge police officers to support our existing security staff. Learn more about safety and security resources, tips and prevention methods.
Student health and wellness are key to a successful academic career, which is why FranU has a student health program that includes advising and educating students on health matters. Through resources within the University as well as those at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the Office of Health and Wellness prioritizes and fosters an environment of well-being across all aspects of FranU student life.
Ultimately, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is committed to supporting students in a range of facets, helping create an overall sense of reliability and empowerment. Our Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar and Academic offices further maintain our commitment through services that equip students to make the most of their time at FranU.
In addition, FranU has resources related to distance education. With several online courses and three completely online degree programs, it’s crucial for FranU students to have access to the tools and information that can help them achieve success in distance learning.
The best way to experience FranU’s campus life is to visit. You can tour our campus and witness just how engaging and service-driven our student life is through an in-person or virtual tour.
During your FranU tour, see our facilities and campus grounds, and take the opportunity to attend an information session with an admissions team member. We can’t wait to introduce you to our welcoming community!
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