Pause Café

This semi-monthly conversation table meets at the campus Starbucks. All levels of French are welcome! Fall 2018 dates are Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, and Nov 15. See our flyer for details!

Special Events

See our SPECIAL EVENTS page for upcoming and recent events sponsored by the Department of French. For Fall 2018, we held an informal reading  and discussion group for the classic fairy tales inspiring the College of Fine Arts' Fall musical, Into the Woods.


Le Cercle Francophone

New for 2018, Jacksonville University welcomes a French club! Le Cercle Francophone is a student-led initiative that plans activities with a French or Francophone flair. Click here for more information!

National French Week 

The first week in November is National French Week. To celebrate, French students plan and execute a variety of events open to the campus at large. In 2017, activities included a cheese tasting, trivia, pétanque, and a film screening of La Belle et la Bête (1946, Jean Cocteau). 2018 activities will be announced in mid-October. For more information, click here.

The Little Prince Read-A-Thon

In conjunction with Le Petit Prince: Art, Expression, Philosophie (FREN202; offered in the Spring), the Department sponsors an annual read-though of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved classic. All JU students are invited to come and go, read and/or listen. The entire read-aloud of this short novella takes about 2 hours and is held outdoors in the Council Courtyard. Rain location is announced in advance.