Message from the President
Updated 5/29/20
On May 13th, 2020, I announced Ave Maria University will be open for classes and residential life on campus in August. In fact, the campus of Ave Maria University never closed during the pandemic. In the same communication, I detailed numerous steps the University is taking to make sure our campus is prepared to welcome students and faculty to the fall semester in a responsible fashion
Message from the President
Updated 5/29/20
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Joe Patterson
Named AMU Athletic Director

Ave Maria University is pleased to announce the promotion of Joe Patterson to the position of director of athletics.

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The Ave Pod offers fresh, authentic, and entertaining interviews with members of the Ave Maria University community. Tune in to hear from beloved professors, students, athletes, staff, and much more!

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Ave Maria offers 32 majors, including nursing, biochemistry, theology, exercise physiology, business, and so many more!

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NAIA, The Sun Conference, and NWLL
Competing in sixteen varsity sports.

The Ave Maria University Athletics Department strives to enable students to live out Pope John Paul II’s vision of sports and the overall idea of physical, moral and social development through its athletic programs. The program provides students with a constructive learning experience that enables significant growth and enhances the development of values that will be critical for personal and professional success in the future.

Ave in Rome

I was invited to Rome for a symposium jointly hosted by the Holy See’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, and his United States counterpart, Secretary Pompeo, on the subject of preserving religious freedom…

Vibrantly Catholic

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

AMU Location

Ave Maria, Florida Our Home

Ave Maria is located in beautiful southwest Florida, just thirty minutes east of Naples, and an hour and a half from Miami.

Located in the center of town is the Ave Maria Catholic Church, an architectural feat. Surrounding the Church is the Piazza Town Center, with popular student food favorites like Avecado’s, The Pub, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Gino’s Italian Restaurant.

Ave Maria is also home to the Braden Clinic, Publix grocery store, Mobil Gas Station, and First Florida Integrity Bank.