Student Services

Academic Advising

Each graduate student will be assigned an advisor from his or her graduate department to provide individual help and guidance in selecting courses and other academic matters.

Phone Directory

Accessibility Services (740) 284-5263
Admissions (Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm EST)  (800) 783-6220
Advising Office (740) 284-5262
Bookstore  (740) 283-6271
Career Planning and Services (740) 284-5251
Center for Success (740) 284-5371
e-Learning  (740) 283-4300
Enrollment Services (740) 283-6226
Financial Aid (740) 283-6226
Graduate Business Program (740) 284-5801
Graduate Catechetics Program (740) 284-5342
Graduate Catholic Studies Program (740) 283-6857
Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program  (740) 284-5794
Graduate Education Program (740) 284-5292
Graduate Nursing Program (740) 284-5836
Graduate Philosophy Program  (740) 284-5349
Graduate Theology Program (740) 284-5313
St. John Paul II Library  (740) 283-6366
Registrar’s Office  (740) 283-6226
Security (740) 283-6319
Franciscan University of Steubenville (Switchboard)  (740) 283-3771


Franciscan University offers a limited number of single-person rooms for graduate students on lower campus in Vianney and Bonaventure Halls. These halls have a community kitchen, laundry room, and common areas. Students can find the Graduate and Non-Traditional Housing Application on MyFranciscan

Off-campus accommodations are available near the University campus. Meal plans are available at the University dining hall. The student is responsible for locating and procuring off-campus housing. A listing of available off-campus accommodations can be found at

Spiritual/Social Program

In addition to the opportunities for involvement with general campus activities, there are events and programs that promote the spiritual and social life of graduate students. In past semesters, this program included socials, retreats, evenings of spiritual renewal, and arrangements for spiritual direction for graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in support groups called “households” for personal spiritual growth. There is also a University chaplain available for spiritual guidance and personal counseling for those who desire it.

Other Resources

John Paul II Library

The facilities and services of John Paul II Library are available to graduate students. Day, evening, and weekend hours are posted each term on the library door. A student ID card or driver’s license is necessary to check out books.

Computer Labs


Room 103 - Apple-iMACs

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Room 218 – Windows-PC

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Computers placed throughout the building.

See Library for hours of operation

Audio/Visual Equipment

ITS Help Desk in Egan Hall

Phone: (740) 283-4357

Franciscan University Bookstore

J.C. Williams Center (Lower Level)

Phone: 740-283-6271

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday- Friday and most Saturdays

Career Services

Starvaggi Hall (Lower Level)

Phone: 740-284-5251

The Career Services Office provides a number of services in the areas of career development. Testing, workshops, and seminars on job preparation and job recruitment that focus on employment opportunities locally and across the country are also available.

Wellness Center Finnegan Fieldhouse

Phone: 740-283-7223

Health Center

Non-emergency health and medical problems are handled by the University’s Wellness Center. The Wellness Center, located on the ground floor in Finnegan Fieldhouse, is staffed by registered nurses and a nurse practitioner Monday through Friday on regular class days. The required Student Health Form is kept on file at the Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center staff provides assessment and treatment of common illnesses, first-aid, sutures removal, administration of some injectable medications (including allergy serums), dressing applications, weight and diet counseling, personal counseling, and referrals to various community and on-campus services. The Wellness Center is not a full-service emergency room or clinic.

When ordered by a physician, diagnostic tests and X-rays is done at Trinity Medical Center. Emergency health and medical problems are also referred to Trinity Medical Center. Dental referrals may also be scheduled as needed.

There is a $10 fee for all appointments, payable by cash, check or credit/debit card at that time. Tests for mono and strep are available for a nominal cost also. Other specialized vaccines can be ordered, but the prices vary. Prescription medications, which can be delivered to the Wellness Center from local pharmacies, must be purchased by the student.

Campus Counseling Services

Counseling is a specialized field in the helping professions that seeks to understand and improve human behavior. Our staff includes trained counselors and social workers, licensed in Ohio, who use their special skills to help others lead more effective and satisfying lives.

Our staff strives to blend the best in mental health care with Christian principles as we work with individuals and groups of students. By listening to and assessing student problems, counseling goals are established for each student.

In addition to traditional forms of counseling, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and survival of childhood abuse or neglect are offered on campus. Our staff maintains relationships with local providers of psychiatric services, enabling us to refer students to these services as needed.

Counseling fees are $10 for an individual session payable at the time of the appointment by cash, check, or credit/debit card.