We are thrilled to welcome you to Madonna University!
Madonna aims to identify and address any needs or concerns, in order to assist parents & families in supporting their student's success.
Our objective is to promote open lines of communication and ongoing discussion between Madonna University, families, and students. Our purpose is to support students in their journey to graduation. This website was made to provide information for you, as you support your student, and for us to offer chances for collaborative efforts to encourage their success in school and in their social lives.
In order for families to feel connected to and at home in our community, it is our goal to recognize needs and respond to them. We also want to help members of the community see participation as a thrilling opportunity in their student's college experience.
The intent of this website is to encourage you to have strong communication with your student by providing you with up-to-date information and events occurring outside of the classroom, a Facebook group for support, and other useful resources.
Courses at Madonna University are offered at various times, allowing for student-athletes to schedule around practice and game times. The Performing Arts, Academics, and Athletic Center (PAAAC) holds study halls for athletes and teams to meet and work through their studies. The term “student-athlete” is very important, where the student and their education come first.
Madonna University has partnered with Slingshot Bookstores as its campus store and course material provider. Slingshot is an auto fulfillment service. When you register for your courses, this service electronically fulfills the required course materials for each course, and delivers them directly to the Spirit Store or the residence hall before classes start. Your course materials will be a combination of physical and digital e-books. There’s no need for you to order books. You will have all of your course materials and none of the book-buying hassle. Every student at Madonna University is signed up for Slingshot automatically. Visit the Bookstore webpage or the Slingshot Login to learn more.
The Madonna University Spirit Store is located in the Franciscan Center. The hours are: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Parents are more than welcome to come on campus and shop in our Spirit Store. There is also availability to shop online for Madonna gear. If you shop online, the order is directly fulfilled from our store and is available for pick-up or shipped to your home.
Student information is shared only in strict compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students have the right to either restrict the release of Directory Information, or request their information be freely shared with another individual (such as a spouse or parent) by filing a request at the Registrar’s Office, or filling out the Online FERPA release form and turning it in at the Registrar’s Office. For more information on FERPA and other available forms, visit the Office of the Registrar Forms and FERPA webpage.
Without a FERPA on file (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the parent will not be notified for any medical emergencies. If there is a FERPA on file, the parent will receive a phone call. To learn more about FERPA, visit our Forms and FERPA webpage.
Without a FERPA on file, the parent will not be notified if their student is failing a class. If there is a FERPA on file, the parent will receive notification. To learn more about FERPA, visit our Forms and FERPA webpage.
Parents are not notified whether their student attends class, as it reflects on the students grade in the grade center in their Blackboard account. It is a responsibility of the student to attend class, otherwise it will reflect on their grade.
Without a FERPA on file (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the parent will not be notified for any financial sanctions placed against them. If there is a FERPA on file, the parent will receive a phone call. To learn more about FERPA, visit our Forms and FERPA webpage.
Without a FERPA on file, the parent will not be notified for any crime against them or campus policy broken. If there is a FERPA on file, the parent will receive a phone call. To learn more about FERPA, visit our Forms and FERPA webpage.
The classroom ratio at Madonna University is 13:1, allowing for professors to give personalized instruction and guide students inside and outside of the classroom.
Each student has their own account in MyPortal, a webpage for our students to register for classes, check their grades, view their statement, etc. During the open dates to register, your student will be able to search their desired class and add it instantly. Although, with the first year of signing up for classes, we recommend your student meeting with their success coach to walk them through the process. Visit our Student Advising & Success webpage to find out who your success coach is, and to schedule an appointment!
Success coaches at Madonna University are assigned to you based on your chosen path of study. This means your success coach has individualized knowledge on your chosen path. They are here to help you when you are overwhelmed, in need of resources, wanting to get involved, scheduling classes, and overall navigating life as a college student. Visit Student Advising & Success to learn more.
As a student at Madonna, you can expect to receive academic counseling, writing assistance from our Writing Center and help with any course from our Tutoring Center, also known as the Center for Personalized Instruction (CPI), which is a student-focused office where resources are readily accessible and student learning is enhanced by providing individualized academic support.
Students with a documented disability are encouraged to reach out to the Counseling and Disability Resources Center (CDRC) for support services.
Madonna University has partnered with Ulliance, a student assistance program geared towards counseling, life coaching, and supporting our students – where your information is confidential and support is at no cost.
Madonna has many traditions, including MLK Week of Service, Mission and Heritage week and much more! For Student Life specifically, we host Week of Halloween, Homecoming Pep Rally, and Travel Around Madonna. All are fun student-centered events that encourage students to get involved on campus and form new friendships and connections outside of the classroom.
The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) is dedicated to making the first year of college a smooth transition and a positive experience for freshman. Our peer mentors are students just like your own, who work to help your student familiarize and become comfortable with Madonna University.
Visit our First-Year Experience webpage for more information.
Information can always be found on our Presence website. Presence lists all of our current student events and clubs on campus. You can also email email@example.com if you have questions about a certain club or event and want to get more information.
All extracurriculars and activities are posted on flyers around the campus, on our digital boards, our social media pages, and via our Presence Platform. We host events Monday through Thursday, and they are typically held in the Franciscan Center Gathering Space, though larger events may be hosted in the activity center.
We also have a Parents & Families Facebook group directly geared towards parents & families of incoming Madonna Students to answer any concerns and generate communication between other parents.
There is an email list for parents to stay connected about what’s happening on campus. Fill out the Madonna University Parent Survey to subscribe to this list – where you can choose which type of information you want to receive.
We currently send out the MU Messenger on Thursday/Friday that highlights some of our on-campus events, however only currently registered students receive that email. Students are more than welcome to forward that email to their parents if they would like.
Yes. There is an email distribution list for information to be communicated to parents. Fill out the Madonna University Parent Survey to subscribe to this distribution list – where you can choose which type of information you want to receive.
We also have a Parents & Families Parents & Families Facebook group for questions and answers to flow between parents and Madonna University.
There is a full list in the student handbook. However, you can find our Online Move-In Guide, it will have a more focused list.
You will fill out living habit questions on your Housing Application. The information provided on your application is used to match you with a roommate based on your preferences for noise, visitors, sleeping habits, and study habits.
In the application you receive from the Office of Residence Life it will contain information on how to request a roommate. You will need to know this student’s first and last name. In order for roommates to be matched BOTH parties must request one another.
More information can be found on our Housing Sign up page.
To participate in our housing selection process, you must have first submitted a residence hall student enrollment deposit and housing application. You can complete these steps under the Housing Sign-up page. A non-refundable $250 Residence Hall Student Enrollment Deposit is due before submitting your Housing Application.
Yes. We take pride in serving students wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front-line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs.
To ensure that students’ dining experience is safe, delicious, and social, we encourage you to call or fill out our dining program feedback form if you have individual dining needs regarding any food allergy/special diet concern.
Students can give their parents access by sending a payer invitation (Parent PIN). Once accepted, parents and family can easily make a payment and view the students account details. If a payer invitation has not been given, parents and family can still make a payment without account access as a guest payer. To learn step-by-step on how to pay your student’s bill/s with your parent PIN or as a guest payer, visit our Online Payment webpage.
Madonna University provides a multitude of scholarships based on academic performance, financial need, athletic experience, and group affiliation. Visit our Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants page to see detailed scholarship opportunities!
Students applying for admission may choose to apply as test-optional. This means you are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for admission or merit-based awards.
Madonna University is pleased to recognize the Advance Placement (AP) program and exams. To get college credit, students must have taken an AP course in high school, registered and sat for the respective AP exam, and received the appropriate credit-granting score. To receive AP equivalency credit at Madonna University, an official transcript from College Board is required.
To learn about parking permits, vehicle registration, cost, regulations and requirements, please visit our University Parking Policies and Traffic Regulations campus safety manual.
No. A car is not required on campus.
Madonna University is a proud partner of Handshake, a premier career management platform used by over 14 million students and alumni from more than 700 universities. Students who use Handshake will be able to see the jobs offered on-campus at Madonna University, as well as directly apply. Career Development at Madonna offers multiple services as well, including on-campus student employment guidance.
Call the Office of Undergrad Admissions at 734-432-5339
If you are unable to travel to campus, keep in mind that Madonna University travels in the fall and spring to high schools and cities.