What Are You Inspired to Do?

Marian University strives to assist students in their transition to college. Two programs that assist with this are:

SOAR (Student Orientation and Academic Registration) introduces new students to what it means to be a college student at Marian University. Sessions are presented about the advising process, registration for classes, expectations and responsibilities as a student and more. This one-day program occurs April through July. Students choose one session to attend. The event is sponsored by the Office of Admission, the Office of Mission and Student Engagement, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

For information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Admission at (920) 923-7650.

2014 Sabre Welcome/New Student Orientation is the follow up program to SOAR. This event begins Friday, August 22 and ends on Monday, August 25, 2014. This program is for both residential and commuter students guiding them to adjust to campus, learning how to be a successful student at Marian and assisting them in meeting their peers. The focus of the welcome event is to introduce students to the Mission and Values of Marian, through interactive activities and sessions. In addition, the students are introduced to the University community by participating in an Opening Pinning Ceremony. Family and friends are invited to this ceremony as well.

  • Commuter Schedule
  • Residential Schedule
  • Family and Guest Schedule


Academic Success
All members of the Marian community are constantly working to create a community of learners. Academic success is one outcome. Students need to set expectations and goals in regard to their academic future. A variety of programs are conducted throughout the semester to help address the academic needs of the first-year students.

First-Year Seminar course
All first-year students are required to take First-Year Seminar (GEN101). The course facilitates students’ transition into the college environment by exploring a topic related to socially responsible action. Students are introduced to critical thinking, critical reading, Strengths, and academic research skills.

Paul and Elder Critical Thinking Model
Students in Marian University’s First-Year Seminar explore critical thinking with the use of the Paul and Elder Critical Thinking Model. To learn more about this model please visit the Paul and Elder website: www.criticalthinking.org.

First year students are encouraged to seek out venues for academic success:


Fun Fact

During the academic year the library is open 99 hours per week.

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
EMAIL: admission@marianuniversity.edu  

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