We place particular emphasis on the first year of college, and work to make it a smooth transition and a positive experience. Through the Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) we provide opportunities for you to get involved and to build relationships in the classroom and in the Madonna community.
Soon after you’re admitted, you will receive a booklet of information from us in the mail regarding your next steps. The Office of First-Year Experience exists to ensure that your first year at Madonna is a great experience that will set you up to continue successfully through to graduation.
There are several steps you should take to prepare for the Fall 2019 semester. The New Student To Do List can be accessed through the PDF below.
All incoming first-year students participate in the Collaborative Studies program, which typically links one or two General Education courses with a section of UNV 1010.
The faculty members create learning experiences in which students work collaboratively, cross the boundaries of different academic disciplines, and engage in discussion and conversation about relevant ideas and issues.
The linked courses also integrate reflection on the service learning project students work on as part of UNV 1010.
At Madonna University, we believe that the first year of university study calls for a focused program of study, advisement, and orientation based on the following philosophical perspectives:
Transitions to Higher Education is a one credit course required of all incoming students who are less than 24 years old and have fewer than 12 college transfer credits.
UNV 1010 is designed to:
Come out and join us as we celebrate the start of a new year! Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to move around in. All incoming new students are to attend and you must bring your Madonna ID card!
Friday, August 23rd:
Student Convocation is the official welcome and kick-off for the academic year. This is the first opportunity for new students and their families to visit the home of the Felician Sisters - Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. We only hold three events each year in this Chapel - Convocation, Founder's Day Mass, and Graduation Mass. This special ceremony is for all students to ignite their flame of knowledge in time for classes to begin on Monday!
For more information and to RSVP for the event visit https://www.madonna.edu/events/student-convocation/
BBQ by the Pond
Following Student Convocation, you and your family can join returning students, faculty, staff, and administrators for a BBQ by the Pond. We have a beautiful campus and St. Francis Pond is at the center - just like our Franciscan values are at the center of all we do.
Games will be located at the grass near the Franciscan Center/Academic Building and the sand volleyball courts from 6pm – 9pm.
Saturday, August 24th
Check- Starts at 10am in the Gym on Main Campus
Attendance is required for all incoming First-Year Students. If you need assistance or accommodations please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All other questions please contact: