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First and Second Year Experience


For Parents

Student with parents

Welcome Parents of First-Year Students to the Ambrosian Community!

We hope that your student is adjusting well to the college life here at St. Ambrose University. While your student is away, we would like to offer tips, suggestions, and useful resources to help you as a parent adapt to this transition as well.

Bee-coming Ambrosian

Please visit the First Year Parents section for useful tips provided by the SAU Career Center on how parents can help their student during their first year in college. Also, check out our suggested reading section for additional tips.

Because we welcome you as well to the St. Ambrose University community, subscribe to the AmbroseZine newsletter to stay connected to the latest stories, events, and BUZZ.

Campus Info and Visiting Options

Here's a quick guide to campus contacts. If you don't see the department you're looking for, search the A-Z directory or use the search bar above.

Getting to campus is easy with the maps and directions page. Once on campus, find the building you're looking for with the campus map.

If you need a place to stay while visiting your son or daughter, use our hotel guide.

While your student is in class, tour the Quad Cities attractions, eat at our local restaurants, and engage in the entertainment. 

Interactive Map

With this interactive map created just for SAU Parents, you can get directions to the local hot spots, food and lodging, as well as health and financial services for your student.

Just In Case

Lastly, if you can't physically make it to campus, but still want to send your love by sending a letter/package or care package, here's how:

Name of Student
St. Ambrose University (optional)
518 W. Locust Street
Davenport, IA 52803

Visit Student Affairs

Whats Next

Additional questions? Please contact First Year Experience by phone 563/333-5828 or email