Campus Life

Scenes from Family Weekend 2022

University Communications & Marketing | 10/04/2022
Thank you to all of the families who attended our annual Family Weekend from September 23-25, coordinated by the SFU Student Activities Organization(SAO). We hope you enjoy these photos taken by Stover Photography.

Meet the 2021 Student Orientation Directors

01/29/2021
Our 2021 Team of Orientation Directors Mattie Bossler, Co-Senior Director / Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy/ Lilly, PA Alyssa Martyak, Co-Senior Director / Physician Assistant / Ashville, PA Julia Bradford, Associate Director / Exercise Physiology & Physical Therapy/ Edinboro, PA David Sullivan, Associate Director/ Nursing/ Pittsburgh, PA Ashley Deetscreek, Assistant Director / Physical Therapy/ Mineral Point, PA Laura Hoag, Assistant Director / Physician Assistant/ State College, PA Madison Jordan, Assistant Director/ Physical Therapy/ Leesburg, VA Caitlin Major, Assistant Director/

SFU Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/22/2021
Saint Francis University honored the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with in-person and virtual discussions, group activities and educational displays. The MLK Day Celebration was a day of education and reflection on Dr. Kings’ philosophy of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation. This year’s Martin Luther King Day coincided with SFU’s Convocation, and featured keynote speaker, Mr. Bill Strickland, founder, and Chairman of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Mr. Strickland is the author of “Make the Impossible Possible”, which speaks of his personal crusade to inspire

March for Life 2020

12/22/2020
2020 March on the Mountain Event Join the Saint Francis University community as we gather for our 7th Annual March on the Mountain on Wednesday, January 22nd. We gather to unite our prayers and proclaim the sanctity of human life with Pro-Life advocates around the country on the 47th Anniversary of Roe v Wade. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited prior to the March in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, located on the Loretto campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This will be followed by several guest speakers. The March itself will begin with a short prayer at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Chapel

SFU Esports welcomes its first Recruiting Class Fall 2020

08/12/2020
Saint Francis University Esports Coach, Luke Trotz, announced the members of their first recruiting class for the newly established program. The recruiting class includes five players receiving esports scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year. The fall 2020 recruiting class will be competing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) throughout four different game titles within the SFU Esports program. When asked about they players, Trotz had these comments. Caleb Burkett (League of Legends; Central Cambria High School) – "Caleb

Meet the 2020 Student Orientation Directors

07/22/2020
The Center for Student Engagement at Saint Francis University has chosen the team of students who will assist with leading the efforts with welcoming the Class of 2024 into our FlashFam! The first-year transition process is a critical element of a student’s success at Saint Francis University. This is why our institution relies heavily on our team of Orientation Directors to manage Summer Orientation & Academic Registration (SOAR). These individuals volunteer their final weeks of summer, for no compensation or reward, in order to ensure that the first-year students have an exceptional

Donut Heaven: 35 Years of Sweet Tradition

07/25/2019
If you stand on the campus mall on the evening before finals, you can smell the sweetness of freshly baked pastries swirling in the air around you. A winding line of anxious, hungry students forms outside of Torvian Dining Hall, each eager to catch a glimpse of the hundreds of donuts awaiting them inside, wondering which one (or ones) they’ll choose. Their collective mood is a tapestry of emotions ranging from pit-in-the-stomach nerves to the excitement of a well-deserved break from hours upon hours of studying for their finals. Donut Heaven is the signature event sponsored by the Student

Faith and Franciscanism in Athletics

07/24/2019
The Catholic Franciscan faith creates the foundation of all things Saint Francis University, including the University’s approach to collegiate athletics. Saint Francis University proudly has a team chaplain for each of its 22 Division I intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as its marching band and cheerleading programs. SFU is one of the only schools in the nation that has a Sports Chaplain program, and the only one where every program has its own chaplain to represent their respective team. "Student-Athlete Development’s Chaplain Program is designed to round out the overall experience and