MORE FAQs. And the ANSWERS you need.

What is there to do on the weekends in St. Louis and around campus?

What isn’t there to do around campus and in St. Louis? Forest Park is less than five minutes from campus, and it is home to the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Art Museum and The Missouri History Museum. It also has a golf course, skating rink, running and biking trail and quite a few other attractions (many of which are free!).

Do you prefer the hustle and bustle of downtown? Hop on I-64 for about ten minutes, and you’re there! Watch the Cardinals and Blues in action, visit the world-famous Gateway Arch, or stop by Laclede’s Landing and Washington Avenue, which are both home to unique restaurants and shops.

We’re lucky to be pretty close to a few other fun neighborhoods in town, too. Downtown Clayton is home to high-end boutiques and fancy restaurants. Catch a concert and grab a tasty burger in the Delmar Loop. Indulge in some authentic (and delicious) Italian food on “The Hill.” Shop the historic farmer’s market and listen to live music in Soulard. Or, discover the endless possibilities of entertainment in the Central West End.

What is the griffin, and why was it chosen as the mascot?

Griffins are mythical eagle-lion hybrids from ancient times, known for their strength and leadership. Students voted on Fontbonne’s griffin during a contest in the 1970s. Gunner is an energetic and fun-loving creature who proudly represents Fontbonne at athletic events and around campus.

Where do sports teams play?

We are lucky that we never have to travel very far to cheer on our teams. Softball competes at ABC Park in St. Ann, about 15 minutes from campus. Centene Stadium in Clayton, about 10 minutes from campus, is the home of men’s and women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse. The Dunham Student Activity Center is on campus and where men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams play. The cross country and golf teams call nearby Forest Park home, and Clayton’s Shaw Park is the where the baseball and tennis teams can be found. With our facilities this close together, you could watch multiple teams play all in the same day!

And soon, we’ll have a home base for all of our athletics teams at Fontbonne University West, a new property recently purchased in West St. Louis County!

Can students have overnight guests in the residence halls?

We’re always happy to welcome guests to campus, and we know how much fun it can be for you and your friends to visit each other in college. Guests of the same sex are allowed overnight, if they are at least 18 years of age and have approval from both roommates. Guests cannot stay for more than 48 consecutive hours.

Is campus wireless? What kind of software will I need?

Very important question! Being connected to the network is critical in this day and age, and our campus buildings are fully wireless. The IT department recommends that students acquire the Office 365 Suite (Mac or PC) for use in completing class assignments. Once you are assigned a Fontbonne email address, you can download the Office 365 software for free. Learn more.

What are the study abroad options?

What better time to get out and explore the world around you than college? Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity for combining life experience and educational studies. Ranging in length from a week, several weeks, a semester or even a year, our study abroad options can take you around the world. We have collaborated with institutions in Taiwan, Italy, England, France, Thailand, Germany and more!

How many majors are offered?

The number of programs varies annually, but we have nearly 50 undergraduate majors, several minors and nearly 20 master’s programs. Our wide range of degree programs is a point of pride around here. You could study biology, dietetics, engineering, fashion merchandising, psychology or even design your own major. The possibilities are endless!

Where should I park?

Parking has been a bit of a hot button issue here on our small campus. Luckily, we’ve added a lot on the south end of campus to ensure that there is room for everyone! There is plenty of room for students, faculty, staff and visitors. There is a fee for a parking pass, which may be purchased in the business office.

What are the library’s hours?

The Jack C. Taylor library is a great spot on campus for getting serious about studying or for browsing a recreational read. It’s the perfect place for quiet study or small group meetings. Regular hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays.
The library offers more than just academic resources. E-readers and tablets (Kindle, Nook, iPad, Galaxy) are available for loan. We also have DVDs, ebooks and classic and modern print books, so that you have access to everything from A Tale of Two Cities to The Hunger Games.

What scholarships are available?

Ah, yes… paying for college. We know that every bit of assistance helps, and luckily we have quite a few scholarships — of varying amounts — available to those who qualify. Recently, we even introduced the Fontbonne Promise, an opportunity for qualifying student to receive a debt-free education. Check out our handy scholarship calculator to get a rough estimate for what kind of scholarship money you may be eligible.

You can also find a guide to outside scholarships on our website.

What work study options are available?

We know that sometimes scholarships and loans don’t cover all of the expenses that come with a college education. That’s why we have a wide variety of work study opportunities available to students who qualify. Jobs range from answering phone calls to working in the fitness center to event planning and updating social media, with many other options in-between.

How do I apply?

We have easy links to use on our website. Anyone can apply online: first-time freshmen, undergraduate transfers, graduate, evening/ online degree seekers and international students.

Quick tip: to ensure that the application process is a user-friendly experience, we do recommend that you open the links in Firefox.

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