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First and Second Year Experience

First Book

SAU's 2016-17 First Book is the graphic novel version of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. As a first year student enrolled in New Student Seminar, you will be reading this text to begin a campus conversation centered around our annual theme of Shakespeare.

Learning Communities at St. Ambrose University

Learning Communities

Ambrose Learning Communities offer terrific advantages to First Year students by allowing students to take a cluster of courses suited to their interests and needs, and to do so with a group of peers with similar interests.

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For Parents

For Parents

Welcome First-Year Parents to the Ambrosian community! Many parents may share the same questions, concerns, and anxieties as their child when they leave home for college. We have plenty of resources for you.

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What is First Book?

First Book aims to use a specific piece of literature to explore how the liberal arts is infused into our lives. As students, teachers and staff, we are charged to enrich our own lives and the lives of others through this broad learning foundation of the liberal arts.

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Service at St. Ambrose

In keeping with SAU's mission and Catholic heritage, several departments provide students with service opportunities at the local, national, and international level.

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