Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus


Parent Orientation Schedule 2019

Welcome to Parent Orientation at Saint Xavier University! The schedule will be the same for all five sessions. All sessions run from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

June 18, 23, 26, July 9 and 14, 2019


Andrew Conference Center/Pacelli Hall
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Begin the day with the Parent Orientation check-in and receive your program materials. SXU staff will be available to welcome you and answer any questions.

Welcome to SXU

McGuire Hall
1:30 - 2 p.m.

Meet members of the University's leadership, including staff and orientation leaders, at this official kickoff to your summer visit!

Money Matters

McGuire Hall
2 - 3 p.m.

Meet representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar who will provide tips and strategies to help you understand your student's rights and responsibilities concerning financial aid eligibility and payment obligations.

Resident Student/Commuter Student Experience

Resident: Warde Academic Center Room S-110
Commuter: Butler Reception Room

3:05 - 3:40 p.m.

These split sessions will both focus on community standards, safety and resources.

In the resident session, parents will learn about residence hall building basics, what to bring (and not bring), community guidelines and expectations.

In the commuter session, parents will learn about the importance of getting involved, balancing home responsibilities with academics and overcoming commuter student challenges.

Meet with Your Student's College/School

Various Locations throughout the Warde Academic Center.
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity to get to know more about your student's college or school (by academic major).

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Butler Reception Room
  • Graham School of Management: S-110
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences: S-101
  • Undeclared: Room S-113

Academics and Student Success

Butler Reception Room
4:35 - 5:20 p.m.

In this session, you will learn about SXU's general education and major requirements as well as the academic expectations of your student. You will also learn about our compassionate and collaborative efforts to support students in their success while providing a safe, personalized learning environment.

Mercy Rocks!

McDonough Chapel
5:25 - 5:55 p.m.

What is the Mercy story we tell, and why do we tell the story of Saint Xavier's founding visionaries? What does it mean for your student to attend a 173-year-old Mercy institution of higher education? In this session that utilizes visual images, story and ritual, you'll experience what makes an SXU education unique and how students will encounter the core values of respect, excellence, diversity, compassion, hospitality, integrity, service and learning for life.