A Warm Welcome to Fontbonne University Students!

March 12, 2024

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Fontbonne University community during these challenging times. We understand the impact of college closures and recognize the difficulties you may be facing. Fontbonne shares a deep bond with Avila, as both institutions were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, committed to education and community.

We regret the circumstances surrounding the closure of Fontbonne University, and want you to know that Avila University is here for you. Situated in the vibrant city of Kansas City, we offer a supportive environment where you can continue your educational journey. You are likely experiencing a range of emotions, so please be assured that Avila University is ready to provide the understanding and assistance you need during this transition.

We are familiar with the unique qualities of the Fontbonne community and have created this page to help you explore the parallels between our two institutions. Avila University is not only a place of tradition but also a thriving community experiencing exciting growth. As you consider your options, we invite you to discover the opportunities and vibrant campus life that await you at Avila. Join us during this exciting time of expansion, where, despite these challenging times, you can become part of a dynamic academic community dedicated to shaping a brighter future.

To learn more about how we can support and assist you, please, visit www.avila.edu/academics/fontbonneuniversity/ or contact Admissions 816-501-2401, Financial Aid 816-501-3600, or Academics 816-501-3760.

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Go back to the top