Our Campus (Map)

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Franciscan University is located on a high plateau within the boundaries of the city of Steubenville. The campus overlooks the Ohio River, the business district of the city, and other smaller river-front communities.

  1. Christ the King Chapel: The chapel is the spiritual center of the campus and the site for 6:30 am, 12:05 pm, and 4:45 pm weekday Masses, and our Sunday Masses. Located within Christ the King Chapel is a secluded Eucharistic Chapel dedicated to Bishop John King Mussio, the first bishop of Steubenville. Its stained-glass windows beautifully depict the seven sacraments and create an inspiring atmosphere for personal prayer.
  2. The Portiuncula Chapel: Also known as St. Mary of the Angels, this tiny chapel greets visitors to our devotional grove behind Christ the King Chapel. Inspired by the late Father Sam Tiesi, TOR’s visit to Assisi in 1985, the Portiuncula, or “little portion,” is available for contemplative prayer, silent reflection and Eucharistic adoration.
  3. The Marian Grotto: Inspired by student devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, the graceful stone alcove encompasses a statue of Mary, inviting all her children to receive graces from her maternal hands.
  4. Stations of the Cross: The stations line an inclined path behind the Portiuncula Chapel. Resurgence of this timeless devotion to Our Lord’s passion reveals a new appreciation for his humility and sacrificial love.
  5. The Crèche: Sculpted in Italy, the outdoor nativity recalls St. Francis as the originator of the modern crèche and his impassioned love for God incarnate.
  6. The Tomb of the Unborn Child: Erected on January 22, 1987, as a memorial to the innocent victims of abortion, the tomb’s eternal flame is a constant solicitation to vigilant prayer for our youngest and most defenseless brothers and sisters and their parents.
  7. The Rosary Circle: A field of flowers in the shape of a rosary near the University’s main entrance, the Rosary Circle reminds students and visitors of the centrality of prayer in campus life.
  8. St. Francis Hall: Located on upper campus, St. Francis Hall is the oldest residence hall and was renovated in 2002. The hall houses 135 male residents and is named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order.
  9. Antonian Dining Hall: The main dining facility on campus, Antonian is named for St. Anthony of Padua. In addition to the Gentile Room, named for local industrialist Tony Gentile and his wife, Nina, it contains the Schiappa Board Room, named for Orlando Schiappa, a local businessman and civic leader, and the Father Kevin R. Keelan Room, named for the University’s second president. These special dining areas may be reserved by organizations for various functions.
  10. Marian Hall: Located on upper campus, renovations of Marian Hall began in 2010. The hall houses 193 female residents and is named in honor of Our Lady, recognizing her special role in God’s plan of salvation.
  11. Trinity Hall: Located on upper campus, renovations of Trinity Hall began in 2011. The hall houses 147 male residents and is named in honor of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  12. Sand Volleyball Courts
  13. St. Thomas More Hall: Located on upper campus, St. Thomas More Hall was renovated in 2006. The largest of our residence halls, St. Thomas More houses 287 female residents and is named in honor of St. Thomas More, a Franciscan martyred during the reign of Henry VIII.
  14. Saints Kolbe and Clare Halls: Located on upper campus, Saints Kolbe and Clare Halls, built in 1997, house 44 male residents in Kolbe and 87 female residents in Clare. Kolbe and Clare share common lobbies, kitchen facilities, and a chapel. Kolbe is named for the twentieth-century Franciscan martyr, St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, and Clare for St. Clare, foundress of the Second Order of Franciscans.
  15. Saints Louis and Elizabeth Halls: Located on upper campus, Saints Louis and Elizabeth Halls, built in 2007, house 64 male residents in St. Louis and 115 female residents in St. Elizabeth. Louis and Elizabeth share common lobbies, kitchen facilities, and a chapel. The halls are named in honor of King Louis of France and Queen Elizabeth of Hungary, secular Franciscans who grew in holiness through fidelity to their lay vocations.
  16. Piazza dei Santi
  17. Finnegan Fieldhouse: Our campus athletic center, the fieldhouse includes two full- sized basketball courts, the 5,500 square foot Loretto Charities Fitness Center that includes weights and cardio machines; two racquetball courts; saunas; whirlpools; locker rooms; and athletic offices. Indoor seating for 2,000 is also available. The University’s Wellness Center is located on the ground floor along with the Campus Counseling Center. The fieldhouse is named after Father Matthew Finnegan, TOR, one of the school’s first deans of students and athletic directors.
  18. The J. C. Williams Center: The facility includes the University bookstore, mail center, the student newspaper office, and the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, named for a local industrialist and his wife, on the ground floor. The main level includes the Louis Berkman Fireside Lounge, named for a leading local businessman, “The Pub and Jazzman’s Coffee Shop”, meeting rooms, offices, and the International Room.
  19. The John Paul II Library: Dedicated in 1987, the library houses a book collection of 200,000 volumes and subscriptions to 700 magazines and journals. In addition, through the library’s OPAL Catalog and OhioLink Network, students have access to more than 24 million items. A computer lab, Internet access, a group study room, and individual study carrels round out the library’s study and research facilities.
  20. Saints Cosmas and Damian Science Hall: A 43,000-square-foot facility constructed in 2000, it houses biology, mathematical science, computer science, physics, and chemistry classrooms and laboratories, a greenhouse, and the Pugliese Multimedia Lecture Hall, a gift of the Charles M. Pugliese and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation. The science hall is named for the martyrs, Cosmas and Damian, who practiced medicine in the third century.
  21. Starvaggi Hall: This building houses the Admissions Office and the Office of Information Technology on the top floor. The ground floor accommodates the Enrollment Services Office the Community Relations Office and the administrative office of the University. It is named for Michael Starvaggi, an early benefactor of the University.
  22. Egan Hall: Named after the founder and first president of the University, the late Very Reverend Daniel W. Egan, TOR, it is our main classroom building, which also contains faculty offices, a TV studio, and Anathan Theatre.
  23. St. Joseph Center: Named for St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church, the center houses classrooms and the permanent offices of the Franciscan University Pilgrimages, the Alumni Office, the Advancement Office, the Public Relations Office, and the academic Business and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Departments. The meeting rooms are used regularly for seminars and workshops.
  24. Assisi Heights: Located on upper campus, Assisi Heights is an on-campus apartment-style complex that houses 297 Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students.
  25. The Physical Plant Services: This building houses offices for facility and construction management and workshops for the grounds, custodial, and maintenance staffs of the University.
  26. Memorial Field: Dedicated to members of the Franciscan University family who passed away during their years at Franciscan, the field is where the University’s rugby and lacrosse teams practice and play.
  27. Intramural Fields: Located on the northwestern corner of campus, these fields host the competitions between dozens of flag football and Ultimate Frisbee teams formed by students each year.
  28. Softball Field
  29. Vaccaro Baseball Field: The site of American Legion baseball games, Vaccaro Field was built and is maintained through the generosity of local benefactors and volunteers. It is named for Angelo Vaccaro, who coached American Legion baseball for 36 years.
  30. Practice Soccer Field
  31. Game Soccer Field
  32. Holy Spirit Friary: The private residence of the Franciscan friars, we request that you respect the cloistered atmosphere of the Friary.
  33. The Steel Cross: Inspired by a similar cross in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the cross rises 60 feet above the campus. It is a powerful reminder of the University’s Christian commitment to “live under the cross.” Its steel composition conveys our link to the steel industry of the Ohio Valley.
  34. University Park Plaza
  35. Padua Hall: Located on lower campus, Padua Hall houses 33 upper classmen residents. This hall is named in honor of the Franciscan saint Anthony of Padua.