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    Alumni and Friends Cefalu Trip

    Escape to Cefalù, Sicily with Saint Francis Alumni and Friends!  One of Europe’s most attractive seaside destinations, Cefalù, is a charming medieval beach village, located in the center of the north coast of Sicily, along with the Tyrrhenian Sea.  The Tyrrhenian is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy.    

    Cefalù is notable for beautiful sunsets and very appealing blend of Italian, Greek and Spanish history, its amazing charm, and consistent blue skies.  Sandy beaches, a picturesque historic town on a rocky headland, a glorious Norman cathedral, wonderful cuisine and consistent summer sunshine will welcome you.  

    While Cefalù will be our home during our stay in Sicily, we will be exploring other nearby locations such as Taormina and Erice, as well as enjoying optional cooking classes, walking, hikes and more.

    Complete details coming soon.  In the meantime, mark your calendar to travel with SFU: June 2, 2017 – June 10, 2017.  If you have any questions about our plans, please contact Marie Melusky at or call 814-472-3021.

    View photos of our most recent trip to Ireland – Journey to the Land of Our Founding Friars. (View photo gallery.)


    Alumni and Friends Social

    You're invited to a Saint Francis University alumni and friends social between the women's and men's basketball doubleheader at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. The women's game will begin at 1:00 pm; the men's game begins at 4:00 pm. Light food and soft drinks will be provided, compliments of the Saint Francis Alumni Association. 

     When: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

     Where: The social will be held in the O'Hara Room in the McGowan Center, across the highway from Knott Arena, where the games will be played at  these locations.

     Tickets: Tickets to both games can be purchased at the arena ticket booth on the day of the game. Ticket prices are as follows: for women's game, all seats are $5; for men's game, prices are $5 (unreserved), $10 (reserved center court), and $12 (blue arm chairs). 


    Welcome Home! 

    #SFUHomecoming17 is bursting with opportunities to relive some of your best memories. We've organized activities for alumni & friends of all ages. It's our goal to create an experience full of opportunities for our current and future alumni to connect with each other, and reconnect with the school we all love! #GOSFU!

    Fall Homecoming 2017, dates to be announced. 

    Please check back at a later date for more information.

    Tailgating and Registration Information

    The site for the tailgating policies and the registration form are found on under "#GOREDFLASH" as "FootballTailgating."  The direct link is


    SFU License Plate

    Saint Francis University Pennsylvania License Plate Program

    SFU License Plate What shows your Saint Francis University pride wherever you drive, is more permanent than a bumper sticker, and has more visibility than a window decal? A Saint Francis University license plate!

    Saint Francis University alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students who are Pennsylvania residents have the opportunity to "ride with pride" with a Saint Francis University license plate. Proceeds benefit programs sponsored by the Alumni Association for alumni and students.

    Buy it once, keep it forever! 

    To participate, you purchase a special Saint Francis University plate at a cost of $50 (made payable to Saint Francis University) to replace your standard state license plate. Of this cost, $26 goes directly to the Alumni Association as a tax-deductible donation. In Pennsylvania, specialty plates are currently available for passenger cars and trucks with a registered gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. Specialty plates are not available for motorcycles or trailers. "Personalized" plates are not available.

    Download the SFU PA License Plate Application Form.

    You must complete sections A & D, return the application form with your payment, to the Saint Francis University Alumni Office, P.O. Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940. All applications for this specialty plate must come directly from the Alumni Office.

    If you have any questions about the Saint Francis University license plate, please contact the Alumni Office at 814-472-3015 or e-mail


    Get Your Collegiate Gear

    Purchase Saint Francis merchandise from the bookstore. (Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount.)

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    Saint Francis University understands the importance of providing our students with effective and efficient transcript services. Your new career, entrance to Graduate School, professional certification, or other important events depend on the prompt and secure delivery of your transcript.  

    Request a Transcript

    Alumni Weekend


    BECOME THAT SOMEONE!  Return to campus for Alumni Weekend 2017: July 27 - 30

     Alumni Weekend 2017 Details

    • Students Learn Dining Etiquette

      SFU Alum and etiquette consultant Pat Cataldo dined with students while teaching them what it means to be professional, both in and out of the office. 

      Etiquette tips everyone should know

    • Dillon Brown profile

      Inspired by Space Invaders

      It was computer programming courses in high school where he created video games reminiscent of Space Invaders that peaked 2016 graduate, Dillon Brown’s interest in Computer Science.

      Read his story

    • Karly Link Profile - Spotlight

      A day in the trauma unit

      "I can be seeing a new trauma and doing all sorts of procedures like chest tubes, central lines or suturing. Next I can be taking care of our inpatients or seeing how our discharged patients are doing in clinic. There’s never a dull moment," said Karly Link, PA-C '14.

      Read more about Karly

    • Danielle MacMurtrie painting portrait

      Healing Arts

      2016 physical therapy graduate Danielle MacMurtrie melds a passion of anatomy  and healing with a love of art.

      Danielle MacMurtrie Profile

    • Bill Adamucci FareStart Spotlight Image

      Giving homeless a FareStart

      What do Seattle's "most socially responsible crouton" and Saint Francis University have in common? Bill Adamucci (Economics '66), that's what.

      Bill Adamucci Profile

    • Extra, extra! Read all about it

      Kimberly Elter, a recent graduate and current intern at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the July issue of Blair Business Mirror.

      Read more about Kimberly's internship

    • PA Jen Cyktor  Profile Spotlight

      A mother's inspiration

      Six years ago, Jen Cyktor’s mother passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today, Jen works as a physician assistant in the Cancer Center at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

      Read Jen's story

    • ACCT Sam Ranaudo Content

      More than just numbers

      For the past five decades Sam Ranaudo has been helping families plan for and enjoy their futures. As a chartered financial consultant, he takes pride in knowing that his advice has put generations of families through school; has prepared couples for retirement; and has provided for families in some of their most dismal times.

      Read Sam's story

    • BIO James Burke Spotlight

      He's a brainiac...

      Neurosurgeon Dr. James Burke still remembers the first time he saw a human brain in person. Even today, after countless surgeries, he still finds the experience of seeing and operating on a brain “surreal.”

      Get inside James' brain

    • Jose Medina Spotlight profile

      Eyeing the Goal

      Jose Pablo Medina came to Saint Francis University from Mexico City, Mexico to play Division I Soccer and now is on the cusp of leaving it as a young investment banker executive with Bank of America – Merrill Lynch. 

      Jose Medina Profile

    • Study Abroad Beth Wheeler Spotlight

      Going Global

      Entering Saint Francis University as a middle childhood education major, Beth Wheeler never even dreamed about studying abroad, but one little bite from the travel bug and her life changed forever.

      Follow on Beth's journey

    • Wisdom for 2016 Grads

      From mission trips to cardiothoracic surgery, Heather McDanials has words of wisdom to offer the Class of 2016 as the speaker for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.

      Read Heather's story

    • BUS_Kessler_Spotlight

      On a Mission

      During her time at Saint Francis University, alumna Leah Kessler was heavily involved in clubs and activities. Now, she is spending time on mission trips, serving as a representative for Bausch + Lomb, where she currently works. 

      Alumni Profile Leah Kessler

    • CHEM SOC_Dallas Mosier_text image

      On the (crime) scene

      Eight-year-old Dallas Mosier wants to be a forensic scientist when she grows up. Fast forward 14 years, and you will find her still in full pursuit of her dreams. 

      Alumni Profile Dallas Mosier

    • Tim Fish

      Riding the Ed Tech wave

      Tim Fish  merged his love of education and technology into a career that has including everything from co-authoring a book on technology leadership to helping his district raise money through a platform designed to evaluate teachers now used in more than 100 districts.

      Read Tim's story

    • Leah Trout

      Kitten care prompts future career

      Taking care of animals was something that always appealed to Leah (Christ) Trout. Growing up on her parents’ farm the menagerie that surrounded her included goats, cats, cows, pigs, and sheep. She enjoyed caring for all of them.  

      Meet Leah Trout

    • Marriage of Art & Health Sciences

      Danielle MacMurtrie, a newly minted Doctor of Physical Therapy, finished off her final years at Saint Francis University creating an anatomy painting series for the School of Health Sciences.

      Read more

      SFU Spotlight