Saint Xavier University First Day for First Years

First Day for First-Years


Friday, August 19, 2016

Thank you for your interest in the First Day for First-Years (FDFY) Parent Program on Friday, August 19, 2016. Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available the day of the event. The parent/family schedule for the day is as follows:

Free parking is available in Lot 1 -- just west of the Shannon Center off of 103rd Street as well as Lot 12 -- south of the Warde Academic Center. Our campus map is available if needed.

If you have questions about the parent program, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 773-298-3123 or

Se ofrecerá una sesión en español para los padres/guardianes.

More About the Parent Program at First Day for First-Years

The event will begin with the New Student Induction. At the ceremony, students will be greeted by the President of the University, Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., the vice presidents and deans, as well as the faculty and staff of the University. Our featured speaker is Sister Helen Marie Burns, R.S.M., Ph.D., educator and Mercy scholar. During the Induction students will be presented with a Saint Xavier Medallion to symbolize their membership in the SXU community and the beginning of their academic career. After that, parents and guardians are invited to information sessions that focus on supporting your student throughout the first year and beyond. Parent events will conclude at 5:30 p.m. The offices of Advising, Financial Aid, Bursar, Admission and Student Affairs will be open all day until 6:30 p.m. for any remaining business.  Students are expected to stay for dinner and other programs through 7:30 p.m.