University Facilities

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University campus is located near Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and consists of eleven buildings within the perimeters of Hennessy Boulevard, Essen Lane, Picardy Avenue, and Dijon Drive. 

Administration Building houses the offices of the president, academic affairs, mission identity, operations and finance, institutional advancement, marketing and communications and the Oratory/Reflection Room.

Biological Learning and Research Building consists of a large multi-purpose classroom, digital conference spaces, and teaching laboratories for the disciplines of anatomy & physiology, general biology, biochemistry and microbiology. Also Included in this facility is a state-of-the-art molecular biology and tissue culture laboratories to facilitate faculty and student research opportunities, and offices for biology faculty.

Health Professions and Annex Building houses doctor physical therapy, physical therapist assisting, radiologic technology, and respiratory therapy labs, Simulated Environment Teaching hospital (SETH), the Anatomage table, conference room/faculty lounge, classrooms, the Dean’s suite, and faculty offices.

 The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a professional doctorate designed to prepare physical therapists for practice in an evolving healthcare environment. Physical therapists are highly educated experts in the movement and function of the human body. The goal of a physical therapist is to promote the patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.  The DPT program is unique among its competitors in that it features a streamlined curriculum, expert faculty, state-of-the-art learning environments, and service-learning opportunities for students.

The Physical Therapist Assisting classroom/laboratory, located in the Annex, is fully equipped with items that are typically found in physical therapy clinics and reflect current practice.  Equipment such as parallel bars, stairs and assistive devices for ambulation, over-head pulley system, therapeutic weights, and a variety of thermal, mechanical, and electrical modality units provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate competency in performing data collection and treatment interventions.

The Radiologic Technology skills laboratory is equipped with two energized radiographic rooms, which utilize both computed radiography and digital radiography systems to produce projection images. Students are able to utilize a full-body “pixy” radiographic phantom as well as various human anatomy body part phantoms to image anatomy as well as master positioning and imaging techniques. 

The Respiratory Therapy laboratory, students use specialized equipment to perform simulated patient care activities including pulmonary diagnostic testing, patient monitoring, therapeutic interventions and mechanical ventilation used in treatment of critically ill patients.

The Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH) is a clinical simulation lab where students practice clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration in a safe and controlled environment utilizing life-like mannequins and standardized patients. Comprised of multiple labs that imitate various clinical settings, the SETH’s seven high fidelity simulation rooms include a clinic exam room, a birthing suite, an intensive care unit (ICU), a medication room and a pediatric and medical surgical room. In addition there is a mental health unit that can be transitioned and utilized as a community health environment.  SETH also includes a debriefing room, a small emergency room, and a space where students can practice low fidelity skills on task trainers. 

Graduate Clinical Education Building houses the physician assistant studies and the nurse anesthesia programs. Both programs have classrooms and skills laboratories located in the building and the nurse anesthesia faculty and administrative offices are also located there. The physician assistant skills laboratory contains medical care equipment designed to simulate a patient care area with spaces for charting and other activities and faculty and administrative offices are located in the Sciences Building.  The nurse anesthesia clinical simulation laboratory is designed to replicate a realistic operating setting with complete anesthesia setups, including adult and infant human patient simulators, and two operating room setups.

Liberal Arts Building houses classrooms, computer lab, CITE HQ and the dean and faculty offices. 

Nursing Building houses Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Masters of Science in Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Doctor of Nursing Practice along with the office of the Endowed Chair of Gerontological Nursing, three classrooms, four nursing skills laboratories, the dean’s office, faculty offices, a computer lab, conference areas, and student and faculty lounge areas.

Sciences Building consists of a classroom, laboratories for chemistry, medical laboratory sciences, microbiology, and faculty and student lounges. Also the building house faculty and administrative offices liberal arts and sciences, medical laboratory sciences and physician assistant. 

The Medical Laboratory Science laboratory allows students to practice a variety of diagnostic testing on blood and body fluids that include blood counts, coagulation testing, blood typing/compatibility testing, bacterial cultures, fungal/parasite examinations, chemistry analysis using sophisticated instrumentation, and molecular biology techniques such as DNA/chromosome analyses. 

Student Services Building houses the offices of admission, bursar, campus ministry, financial aid, health and safety, data management, registrar, service-learning, and enrollment management/student affairs administration.

Student Services Annex Building is comprised of two suites: Suite A houses advising, student affairs units, Dean of Students’ office, the student food pantry, and the Student Government Association; Suite B houses the Technology Services Center (TSC) including educational technology, information services, wireless computer access and a help desk. The help desk provides assistance technology issues to faculty, staff and students who visit TSC in person.

University Library / Library Commons Building is a two-building complex serving students, faculty, and staff with print and electronic information resources.  The Library and Library Commons offer students an academic space for study, computer use, or just a quiet place to regroup between classes.  The Library contains a collection of materials to support the college programs and research needs of the college community. The Library collection includes monographs, electronic books, electronic journals, electronic reference resources, a comprehensive collection of academic databases, a periodical collection, a reserve collection and audio visual materials. The adjacent Library Commons offers additional space for 24 computers, an eating area with café seating, a conference room, white boards, and lounge seating. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the Library complex.

The Library is staffed by two full-time professional librarians, one part-time professional librarian cataloger, and six para-professionals. The Library is proud to be a member of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. LOUIS is a project of the Louisiana Academic Library Network (LALINC), a consortium of public and private college and university libraries. The membership allows our library to maximize buying power to provide a large collection of electronic resources, as well as other benefits. The Library is also a full member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Main Library Hours

Monday – Thursday:  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday:  CLOSED Sunday:  CLOSED

Library Commons Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday CLOSED Sunday CLOSED

In addition to the traditional on-campus programs and course offerings, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University offers distributed learning programs and courses.