The institute does not operate a dormitory or other housing facility, but will assist students in locating adequate housing near the campus. Some students find housing in a local residence hotel; others share an apartment, or rent a room from members of a local church.
The institute reserves the right to approve or disapprove housing on a case-by-case basis if there is concern for your academic or spiritual welfare.
The institute does not operate a cafeteria. A student lounge is provided for students who wish to bring their meals from home.
All registered students are members of the Student Association. The purpose of the student government is to promote Christian fellowship among students and to advance the kingdom of God and the mission of Francis University. Activities of the Association are supported through a student fee and individual gifts. The officers of the Association—President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer—are elected annually by the members. The Student Council consists of three representatives from each class plus the student body president. These students serve as a “sounding board” for the administration regarding policies that affect the students. They are also responsible for planning certain student activities such as clubs and social events.
Student-led worship teams are responsible for planning and leading music and other creative arts during the chapel services. If you are musically talented, you may be asked to share a vocal or instrumental special during these services. Student-led media teams oversee audio and video equipment for chapel services and special events. If you are interested in serving in one of these areas and would like to receive training, contact the Dean of Students.
It isn’t surprising that, at a college dedicated to training for ministry, many student activities result from students engaging in ministry. As a student at Francis, you are required to participate in a ministry, typically through your local church. (See the Academic Information section of this catalog for details.) Student ministry is much more than a requirement—it is the heartbeat of men and women who are ready to give their lives to serving the Lord, His Church, and the world. While engaging in ministry, you will also enjoy fellowship and develop friendships that may last a lifetime.
Additional information regarding student life at Francis is available in the Student Handbook. You will receive a copy of this handbook with your letter of acceptance. The handbook is also available from the Dean of Students. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to sign a statement confirming that you have read the Student Handbook and are willing to comply with the policies it contains.
The institute’s library provides a sizable collection of academic works in the disciplines of theology, ministry and counseling as well as general education such as humanities, sciences, arts, linguistics, etc. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday. The library is also open at night-time when the class is offered at night.