Marian University, formerly Marian College of Fond du Lac, is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, who continues to sponsor the University today.
Marian University enrolled more than 2,180 undergraduate and graduate students in the 2013-14 academic year. Seventy-one percent of students were women. Ninety-four percent of students receive financial aid. Approximately 32% of the undergraduate students live on campus.
The Campus Ministry at Marian University provides many activities for students to deepen their understanding of the Catholic tradition: weekly Mass, retreats, sacraments, Scripture study, Rosary, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and outreach to the local area.
Marian University’s athletic teams’ nickname is the Sabres. Its colors are blue and white.
Students participate in sports at the NCAA Division III level in women’s basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball, and men’s baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, and tennis. Teams have held membership in the Northern Athletics Conference since 2006, after holding membership in the Lake Michigan Conference from 1974 to 2006. Marian University’s men’s hockey team participates in the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association. In fall 2009, the first Marian University women’s hockey team took to the ice as members of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.