Visits & Tours

Visit Saint Francis

We invite you to experience Saint Francis for yourself.

We can't wait for you to tour our beautiful and picturesque campus! Come meet our faculty, staff, and students who are ready to provide you with an inside look at the incredible SFU experience. Whether you are a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, we can arrange a visit that is specifically customized for you and your interests. Our visit days fill up fast, so register today and discover why SFU continues to produce such remarkable results for student satisfaction and graduate success!

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Choose Your Visit Experience

Weekday Visits: On-Campus or Virtual

Register now: Click here to choose your visit date

Join us for this half-day campus visit experience where you'll learn more about our academic programs, tour campus, enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch, and meet with your designated admissions counselor.

You can choose from morning or afternoon visits Monday through Friday.

Fall Open House

Register now: Saturday November 2nd, 2024 (SFU Homecoming)

Register now: Saturday November 9th, 2024

This full-day experience will introduce you to the mission, character, and values of Saint Francis University and provide opportunities to meet faculty from your academic programs of interest, experience unique curricular and co-curricular settings, learn more about campus life and student support services, take in the panoramic view along a guided walking tour of campus, and enjoy a delicious lunch in our dining facilities!

The day begins around 9:00 AM  and will conclude around 2:00 PM. 

Saturday Visits

Register now: Saturday September 14th, 2024  (SFU Family Weekend)

Register now: Saturday December 7th, 2024

Saturday Visit Days are half-day, in-person visits, perfect for busy families who can’t visit during the work/school week or can't attend one of our open house events. Your day will go from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  While you're here, you will tour campus with a current student, meet with admissions professionals, and enjoy lunch in our dining hall.  

Virtual Tour

Are you ready to explore our campus from the comfort of your home?

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8 Things To Do During Your Visit

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Visit & Tour

  • Is someone available to help me with my campus visit registration?

    Absolutely! If you're stuck or have any questions about the visit registration form or need to make a special request, please feel free to call our Campus Visit Coordinator at 1-814-472-3100 to assist you in completing your registration.

  • How do I get to campus? Where do I park?

    Use 117 Evergreen Drive Loretto, PA on your GPS device.

    Upon your arrival to campus, look for the Admissions Welcome Center at St. Francis Hall which is conveniently located directly between Torvian Dining Hall and the Immaculate Conception Chapel.  

    There is ample parking adjacent to the center and our warm and friendly admissions staff will greet you and your family and provide you with your personalized visit itinerary, helpful information, and some pretty sweet SFU swag, too!

    Download our campus map!

  • I have financial aid questions. Will you cover this during my visit?

    Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors provide financial aid information during all of our visit opportunities. In addition, the Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m for appointments, and we're happy to arrange an individual meeting with the office upon your request. 

  • What will I get to see on my tour?

    Campus tours are led by our student ambassadors and explore various academic buildings, campus dining locations, the the student center, and more. Along the tour, you'll view our exceptional facilities and technology, meet friendly and knowledgeable faculty and staff, and hear first-hand stories about the student experience.

    A preview of a residence hall room is included as part of the campus tour. The residential experience of college life is a significant learning opportunity for students and we want you to picture yourself as an active member of our community!

    For your tour, please wear comfortable walking shoes and plan for any weather. If anyone in your party needs special transportation or other accommodations, we're happy to help, but please let us know ahead of time.

  • I'm considering taking the ACT on campus while visiting. What is the process for registering for the ACT?

    SFU is an ACT Residual Test Center site.  The ACT does have restrictions on testing dates, so please reach out to select a date.  Please contact Sandy Rea, Academic Support Specialist, to schedule the exam at  814.472.3287 or email  You can register to take the Residual ACTs Monday through Friday in our very accommodating Testing Center.