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Office of The Franciscan Experience

The mission of the Office of The Franciscan Experience is to foster personal and academic success through mission centered engagement opportunities through orientation, transition, and networking initiatives for new FranU students.

Welcome to your first year as a FRAN!

Your discernment at FranU begins a journey of faithful community, deeper self-discovery, and robust academic experiences. The Franciscan Experience is your connection to the FranU campus as you navigate and learn about our mission, core values, services, and experiences both inside and outside the classroom. In the spirit of St. Francis and our Franciscan Core Values, we encourage you to seek help, challenge yourself, and get involved!

Take Your First Steps as a New Member of the Pack!

TFE Events & Programs

Wolf Pack Orientation

While the FranU experience starts well before orientation through the admission and enrollment process, Wolf Pack Orientation is your first dive into the depths of your academic and personal success as a new Fran! Students are able to hear from current students, faculty, and staff, to learn about resources, involvement opportunities, and gear up for the first day on our campus. Not to mention, connect with your peers and kindle new friendships!

Franciscan Peer Leaders

This brand new program will consist of a premiere group of students who are selected to become an integral part of your new student experience! These students will be formed to accompany you on your journey during your first year to provide peer-to-peer support, make new friends, and enforce the importance of community while we learn and grow!

Academic Seminar: ACSM 1110

This course is designed to welcome students as new members of the academic community at FranU. The course will assist students with their transition to FranU by introducing them to the academic philosophy and expectations of the university. FranU students will develop attitudes, behaviors, skills, and strategies that will contribute to their ongoing learning at FranU and beyond!

Welcome Week

While Welcome Week at FranU is traditionally a week celebrating all students, this is an additional touch for new students to get acquainted with FranU offices and services and reconnect with other students. This is a collaborative week-long celebration with free food, gifts, fun, and community that takes place during the first week of the Fall & Spring semester

TFE Summer Institute

The Franciscan Experience is a 5-day overnight summer theology institute in Baton Rouge, LA that unites theological formation, service in the community, and participation in liturgical and personal prayer to assist participants in their own vocational discernment. With St. Francis as their guide, participants will take up the call of rebuilding the Church as missionary disciples. Building community is at the heart of TFE, and during these 5 days, participants can build relationships not only with each other, but with those whom they serve and with faculty, staff, and college mentors from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Please contact the Office of The Franciscan Experience if you have any questions or concerns leading up to and throughout your time at FranU! You can reach us at tfe@franu.edu or 225-490-1694.