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Midterm week is quickly approaching for students across the nation. Although it is still a week away, the preparations for midterms are in full swing here at Fontbonne. The study rooms in the library continually have full occupancy with students forming study groups and trying to memorize as much as they can for their tests. Papers are being written and the writing tutors are in full use.

The study rooms are one of my favorite parts of Fontbonne’s campus. As I write this post, I am working in a study room with my friend Josh in the library. The pure quiet and secluded area are the perfect place for me to unwind and hit the books. I am my most productive in these study rooms because of their lack of decorations. I mean this in the best way possible as I have a multitude of sparkly, light-up, and pink decorations as well as about a million pillows in my dorm room, which look great, but can be quite distracting. The study rooms also have boards for students to write on to help with studying, reviewing diagrams, and explaining tricky information.

The week of midterms should be looked at optimistically because the semester is half over and fall break follows directly after. Make sure to take breaks from studying to eat and to nap to fuel up for late nights and early mornings.

Good Luck to everyone on your tests and papers!!!





“Why did you choose Fontbonne?” is a question I found myself getting asked quite often. Whether it’s family asking me or my classmates, my answer is usually the same. I say something along the lines of “I like the small community feel” or “I wanted a school with a small student to faculty ratio.” While those answers are true, they are just a few of the many reasons why I chose to make Fontbonne home for four years of my life. So naturally, I decided to make a list of some of the reasons why I chose Fontbonne!

  1. Fontbonne’s campus is in such a great area! We are about 20 minutes away from downtown St. Louis which houses Busch Stadium, the Scottrade Center, and the Edward Jones Dome. Not to mention a good number of local attractions are there too.
  2. Many of the professors have real life experience in their field! That means a lot of them have great networking connections that can get you internships! I got my first internship at an accounting firm by being introduced by one of my professors.
  3. You are encouraged to get involved! And when you finally do, it’s awesome! Fontbonne has a great number of clubs and organizations that you can invest your time and effort in that will benefit you in the long run.
  4. When I stepped on campus for the first time, it just felt like home to me. Simple as that.

Are any of my reasons also your reasons why you chose Fontbonne? Comment below and let me know why you decided to make Fontbonne your home! Thanks for reading!


I chose Fontbonne for several reasons. I received my bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne and I liked the curriculum structure. I enjoyed the blended courses as well as the flexibility and ability to set my own schedule. Lastly, I enjoy the staff and professors; everyone that I have encountered is friendly and willing to help if needed. They genuinely want to help you succeed and achieve your goals. I chose Fontbonne because they have the student’s best interest and goals at heart.



Why Fontbonne?

by Max on September 16, 2015

in Campus Community,College Life

Choosing a college was one of the most stressful, yet enjoyable times of my life. There’s something about starting a future that excites me and ignites my imagination, but at the same time I was overwhelmed with anxiety. Anxiety that had to do with worrying that I’ve made the correct decision, worrying about making friends, and so much more. I didn’t look at very large schools; I knew that I would do terrible in a huge university. All my life I’ve been the type of person to have a few very close friends as opposed to a very large group of friends. So I sat down and really thought about what type of school would compliment me. And I knew that I would be most comfortable in an environment where I know most of the people, and I can really get to know the professors. It has not even been a month but I already know multiple professors very well, and I feel as if I can always go to them for assistance. I could come to Fontbonne, get the major I wanted in Cyber Security, play soccer, and be in an environment I knew I would be comfortable in. The perfect fit. Looking back I can’t help but realize how ridiculous it was to put myself through that much stress, but through that process, I am confident that I am in the perfect school for myself. I’m from St. Charles, so I visit home every weekend, see my dog, my sister, my parents, my girlfriend, and have an amazing meal every Sunday. I get to have all this while doing what I love, playing soccer, and getting a challenging high quality education. It’s all about knowing what school compliments you, and I made the perfect choice.


Why Fontbonne is the School for Me and Maybe You, too!

by Claire September 16, 2015

Fontbonne University was an easy choice for me to attend in the fall of 2015. I knew I wanted to go to a school that offered Fashion Merchandising and had a small community. Once I heard about Fontbonne from my college guidance coordinator at my high school, I knew I needed to go visit. I […]

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[Sep 02, 2015] President Meeting With International Students

by Linh September 9, 2015

On September 2, an event exclusive for international students in Fontbonne, especially newcomers, occurred in the president’s house. Students coming from other parts of the world had a nice meeting with Mr. Pressimone and his family. The point of this rather informal meeting, according to the president, was to appreciate international students who left everything […]

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10 Signs You’ve Found Someone to Help You Through Freshman Year @ FBU

by Claire September 8, 2015

There are many ways to tell that you have made friends at FBU. Fontbonne University has a variety of clubs and organizations that students can get involved in. Whether you both start out in the Joe, meet each other in Mission Core, stand together waiting for food from DSAC, or get put together as random […]

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The Countdown Begins!

by Katie July 27, 2015

Only one month left until school starts back up again. For me, fortunately it will be my last semester 😀 For dietetics students, our education does not end with a 4-year degree. After graduation the goal is often to land an internship or graduate school (or both) and then become a registered dietitian working in […]

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Finals Week in the Library

by Taylor May 11, 2015

Finals week can be a struggle to get through, but Fontbonne’s library is trying to make that week a little bit better. On Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights, the library will be open until midnight instead of closing at its usual 11 p.m. time. This means that students can spend extra time doing some […]

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Fontbonne Day (May 1st) Experience

by Kathy May 6, 2015

Hi everyone, Last Friday was our University Big Day!!! Did anyone join and volunteer in one of the activities? I really had a wonderful time spending my day with my other friends at an elementary school to help their school do some gardening on their front lawn and some painting for the school to hang […]

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