Marian University welcomes Class of 2017

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Inspiring students to reach their potential, Marian University began the new academic year by welcoming the Class of 2017 to campus on Tuesday, August 27.

The Class of 2017 joins the total undergraduate enrollment of 1,410 students that represents students from high schools within Wisconsin and beyond, including international students from Canada, Sweden, Philippines and India. More than 99% of Marian students receive some form of financial aid to attend the school. Marian was recently ranked no. 12 as a "High Lifetime Return on Investment (ROI)" by Affordable Colleges Online.

In preparation for the new academic year, Marian University has expanded its facilities to include a new outdoor dining area and a renovated commuter lounge. Academically, Marian recently added Sonography (Diagnostic Imaging) as a traditional undergraduate academic program, as well as a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology completion program within Adult and Graduate Studies. Marian's athletic department has added men's and women's track and field, as well as a new golf simulator in the Sadoff Gymnasium.

This year's new first-year students began their school year serving the community, through several service-learning projects in and around the Fond du Lac area, including at the Harbor Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center, Children's Museum of Fond du Lac, CSA Motherhouse, Fond du Lac Family YMCA, Fond du Lac County Land and Water Conservation Department, Fond du Lac Public Library, Free SPIRIT Riders, Inc., Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, ManorCare, Woodlands Senior Center, The Solutions Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Rienzi Cemetery.

"Our students engage in numerous volunteer opportunities within the community, as well as service learning as part of classroom studies," said Stacey Akey, vice president of enrollment management. "In fact, more than 65% of new students have identified their major as one of Marian's service professions, including nursing, education, criminal justice, social work, psychology and other health professions. This is a testament to Marian's long-standing legacy of service and social justice-two of Marian's core values."

Applications are still being accepted for adult undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Admission at 920-923-7650 or


Did You Know?

The Marian One Stop is open 24-7 during the academic year except all major holidays (Source: Student Handbook, 2013-2014).

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Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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