The start of the new semester is just a few weeks away, and we are excited to welcome our students back to campus for in-person classes. We are moving forward in faith and asking for Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s intercession to protect our University from this pandemic...
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A specialist in Thomist theology, Rev. Cessario is an author or editor of more than a hundred scholarly articles and over twenty books.
"This is where it all began for us. We started our family here and built a successful basketball program. The passion we have for the students here is unmatched."
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 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.
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.