First Day for First-Years


Friday, August 19, 2016

Parents/guardians -- You are cordially invited to join your student at Saint Xavier University’s First Day for First-Years (FDFY). FDFY is the first day of your student’s first semester here at SXU. It is program designed to welcome all new first-year students to the academic community and to allow them, and you, to experience a unique SXU tradition.

The event will begin withthe 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 5:15 p.m.

Registration is available below!

A Spanish-language session will be offered for parents/guardians. Se ofrecerá una sesión en español para los padres/guardianes.

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

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. (Campus Map available here.)