Welcome the the Flash Family!
Hi Parents, Saying goodbye to your son or daughter is going to be hard, but it really won't be as bad as you think. You are coming along on this ride.
They'll be fun stuff like Family Weekend and, of course, Commencement in a few short years!
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Welcome from the President to Parents of Prospective StudentsRev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D.
Welcome to Saint Francis University! I invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of our beautiful campus through these webpages, especially if you are “meeting” us here for the first time. Whether you are searching for a university for your son or daughter to
attend, determining the affordability of Saint Francis University, or have questions about scholarships and financial aid, you’ve come to the right place for answers to those questions and more. As you navigate our website, you will learn about our academic programs,
student life, opportunities to grow in faith, co-curricular activities of our campus, and much more.
We at Saint Francis are excited to partner with you as your son or daughter journeys to adulthood. The Saint Francis University educational experience leads one to “become that someone" who will make a difference in the world. Our mission is to form students with a mind for excellence, a spirit for peace and justice, and a heart for service. We encourage all members of the university
community to engage in lifelong learning, participate in service-learning activities, and extend mercy to those in need. Pope Francis invites people to “open themselves to new horizons” through education, and at Saint Francis University, your student will have a myriad of
opportunities to do so. There are many transformational opportunities here at Saint Francis.
In 1847, six Franciscan friars came to Loretto, Pennsylvania from Ireland to found what was then known as Saint Francis Academy. From such humble beginnings, Saint Francis University has become the oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the United States. The Franciscan Friars of the Third Order
Regular have been teaching and ministering on campus continuously since our founding. Our mission is to provide each student with a Catholic and Franciscan education of the highest caliber.
Your student will have a unique opportunity to “walk with Saint Francis of Assisi.” The spirit of Saint Francis is manifest in friars, faculty, and staff. We look forward to continuing this journey with you and your student.
At Saint Francis University our priority is our students - your sons, daughters, and grandchildren. As parents, you are valuable assets to the University. You have a breadth of experience that you bring to our University family. Many parents provide networking opportunities for our students, share the SFU story
and contribute to the University success with financial contributions.
We invite you to consider supporting Saint Francis University. With the help of our current
Parents’ Fund Campaign. Co-Chairs, David and Janet Skoner, SFU parents have already committed an impressive $36,000 to the 2015-16 Annual Fund for Excellence. Parent gifts support a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking, a
challenging and successful athletic program for our student-athletes, and a living and learning experience grounded in Franciscan values.
Questions about the Annual Fund Parents Campaign for Excellence may be directed to Marie B. Melusky, Associate Vice President for Advancement at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 814.472.3122.
Orientation Day & Move In details here >>>
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Chemistry students in community-engaged courses are working with the community to bring more awareness to the under-reported issue of lead exposure in Central Pennsylvania.
Ali Evans is a Finance and Accounting major at the Shields School of Business. She is graduating in December 2018.
English and Philosophy double major, Shayna Boisvert, will be presenting at the National Popular Cultural Association Convention held in Washington, DC, this spring and is also seeking publication for a novel she wrote.
Jerry Lacey '60, shares his SFU experience in the late 1950's and how proud he is that his grandchild decided to attend years later.
Over 200 Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, and other Business majors had the opportunity to meet with the accomplished alums, many of who were in their shoes just a few years ago.
Learn more about Mentorship Day
There is major demand for new pilots. The industry will more than double in size over the next 20 years. Read about Gabby's reasons for becoming a pilot through the new Aviation program.
Read Gabby's Story
After Megan Williams finished her freshman year as a Biology major with a Marine Biology Concentration, she started a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
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