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Saturday, March 23 2024

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Admitted Student Celebration

Celebration is our absolute favorite day of the year and an unforgettable experience for admitted students and their families.

Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff will be on hand to help you discover your inspired future at John Carroll. We are proud to be Blue Streaks, and we can't wait to show you all that we love about JCU. 

Don't miss this special opportunity to meet your future friends and classmates, speak with faculty and staff about the John Carroll experience, take an in-depth tour of many of our campus facilities, and have a chance to win some awesome prizes! 

Schedule of Events

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Dolan Center for Science & Technology, Atrium
*Check-in will continue to be available in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

8:30 am - 10:00 am
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Intramural Gym

John Carroll Expo
8:30 am - 10:00 am
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Intramural Gym
Listen to enlightening talks from speakers on the main stage and wander through booths where staff and students representing all aspects of our University from Athletics to Campus Ministry to Fraternity and Sorority life to Cultural Student Organizations, and more, will share the various ways to get involved on campus.

Welcome to John Carroll University
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Tony DeCarlo Varsity Gym
Join us for a warm welcome to campus by President Al Miciak, Ph.D., Athletic Director Brian Polian '97, along with other esteemed members of our community. Delve into the enriching experiences of current students, distinguished alumni, and other voices as they illuminate the unparalleled value of a John Carroll education. Discover the exciting campus transformations underway, including groundbreaking renovations, investments in the student experience, and the new era for Blue Streak athletics.

Academic Sessions
11:00 - 11:45 am 
Today is dedicated to you, our admitted students, as you carve out your unique journey at JCU! We invite you to immerse yourself in the sessions that captivate your interest the most. If you or your family members are intrigued by various topics, we recommend splitting up your group to cover more ground. This way, you can gather a wealth of insights and experiences to share.

  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Boler College of Business
  • Computer Science, Data Science, and Mathematics
  • Education 
  • Exercise Science
  • Humanities 
  • Nursing
  • Physics/Engineering Physics
  • Political Science, Sociology, Criminology and Law
  • Pre-Health Professions
  • Psychology
  • Sports Leadership
  • Still Deciding
  • Tim Russert Department of Communication

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Schott Dining Hall
*Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.

Alumni Meet & Greet
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Atrium
Meet with representatives from JCU’s Office of Alumni Relations to learn more about how you’ll be supported beyond your four years at JCU. We’ll also have a special gift for legacy students and families. A legacy student is someone who has a family member who attended JCU. 

Chat with a Chair
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
D.J. Lombardo Student Center, Murphy Commons and O’Dea Room 
Connect directly with the chair or faculty members from your department and dive into discussions about your academic interests, course offerings, internship and research opportunities, and more. This is your chance to talk one-on-one with our distinguished faculty members to get your questions answered. 

Campus Life Tours

  • Residence Hall Tours
    Dolan Hall
    Tour Dolan, a first-year residence hall, while meeting with Residence Life staff between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 
  • Campus Walking Tours
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
    Explore JCU's campus with a current student as your guide. 
  • Neighborhood Discovery Tours
    Bus tours depart at 12:45 pm 
    Dive into the neighborhood surrounding JCU with our Discovery Tours, designed especially for students and families from out of town. Enjoy a guided exploration of beloved student hangouts, cultural gems that make our community unique, and local life and landscapes that JCU students call home.

Other Tours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Athletic Facilities Tours
Depart from the Recreation Center Complex I Recreation Desk
Take a closer look at our on-campus facilities for varsity and club athletes, including the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center and Don Shula Stadium. 

Boler Capital Markets Trading Suite Powered by Bloomberg - Boler College of Business
Boler College of Business, Room 106
The Boler Capital Markets Trading Suite Powered by Bloomberg includes state-of-the-art technology for one of Boler’s most in-demand majors, finance. A touchscreen video wall and Bloomberg-branded financial terminals provide students and professors with enhanced resources for presentations and acquiring real-time financial data. We invite you to witness the financial tickers, visible from both inside and outside the Boler College Building, that display real-time financial data about our student-managed investment funds and the New York Stock Exchange.

Commuter Lounge Tours
Dolan Center for Science & Technology, Dolan E224
Meet with current commuter students and explore our new lounge where commuter students gather to study and relax before, in between, and after classes. 

ESports Lab Tour
Dolan Center for Science & Technology, Dolan E337
Play games and meet with current students who are part of JCU’s new ESports Club.

Laboratory Tours
Dolan Center for Science & Technology

  • Biology and Chemistry Laboratory Tours
    Visit the laboratories and see the state-of-the-art equipment that you will use as an undergraduate student in the Biology and Chemistry Departments. Faculty will be on hand to further discuss our programs and answer your questions.
  • Exercise Science Laboratory Tours
    Learn about and interact with some of the latest Exercise Physiology testing equipment, meet with department faculty and current students, and hear about our fitness testing program with local first responders.
  • Nursing Laboratory Tours
    Explore JCU’s new, state-of-the-art low and high-fidelity nursing labs where students in JCU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will practice patient care training.
  • Psychology Research Facility Tours
    See some of the control, observation, and individual testing rooms available to students as they conduct their own psychology research and collaborate with faculty.
  • Physics Department Tours
    View the laboratories and facilities for physics students while interacting with current students and professors.

Library Tours
Grasselli Library and Mastrantoni Family Student Success Center
Pardon our dust! The library is open during our building renovation. Visit the Learning Commons, the Center for Digital Media, the Mastantoni Family Student Success Center, and see the Saint John’s Bible, the first known handwritten and illuminated Bible in more than 500 years. The Help Desk will also be open to answer your questions.

Saxby’s Coffee Shop Tour
Visit Saxby’s Coffee Shop, a unique student-run café offering leadership experiences through the role of Student Café Executive Officer, who earns both a competitive salary and academic credit. Explore how this innovative program blends real-world business management with educational advancement, brewing up a new generation of entrepreneurs.

WJCU 88.7 Radio Station Tours
D.J. Lombardo Student Center I Garden Level
Tour the facilities of our noncommercial FM broadcast station and see how you can get involved with the management, operations, or on-air broadcasting of WJCU.

Students-Only Blue & Gold Beginnings Bash 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
D.J. Lombardo Student Center I Intramural Gym
Immerse yourself in the Blue Streak community by attending your first Tower Time, a JCU tradition planned by current students, all while building your Blue Streak network and making new friends before your journey at JCU officially begins.

Presidential Reception for Parents/Guests
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science & Technology, Donahue Auditorium 
Parents and guests join President Al Miciak and Vice President for Enrollment Management Carolyn Noll Sorg for a special reception in the Donahue Auditorium followed by light refreshments and beverages in the atrium. This event offers a chance to prepare for sending your student to college and connect with other families of incoming students and university leadership.

Blue Streak Rally
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Dolan Center for Science & Technology, Atrium
Gather with the JCU community for a spectacular send-off! Experience the camaraderie and energy that defines John Carroll as current Blue Streaks guide you through the alma mater. It's not just a goodbye; it's your first step into a community that will support and cheer for you from day one.

Financial Aid Meetings
8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Rodman Hall, Second Floor
Stop by the Office of Student Enrollment and Financial Services (SEFS) to meet with one of our financial aid experts and get personalized assistance, regarding financial aid at JCU. We’re here to help you with resolving FAFSA issues, reviewing your JCU cost estimate, and answering your financial aid questions. No appointment is necessary! An accessible entrance is located on the northwest side of the building, near the parking lot.

Campus Bookstore
Open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
D.J. Lombardo Student Center

Palm Sunday Mass
4:30 pm 
Celebrate Palm Sunday at the Church of the Gesu, a community and family parish located directly across the street from John Carroll.