Visit & Tour

Saint Francis welcomed the largest class in 10 years this fall, and we invite you to come and see why we outshine the rest! 

Tour our 600-acre campus and meet faculty, students, and staff who can give you an inside look at the incredible SFU experience. Whether you are a first-year, transfer, or graduate student, we can arrange a visit perfect for you. 

 

Our visit days fill up fast, so register today and find out why over 20,000 successful alumni call Saint Francis University home.

Spotlight Event: Open House
April 23, 2022

This full-day experience will allow you to see what SFU is all about! The day begins around 9:00 AM (EST) and will conclude around 3:00 PM (EST). 

 

While you're here, you will connect with your admissions professionals, meet with faculty, explore campus with a current student as your guide, and enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch in our spacious dining hall.

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.

  • Open Houses

    Register now: April 23, 2022


    This full-day experience will allow you to see what SFU is all about! The day begins around 9:00 AM (EST) and will conclude around 3:00 PM (EST). 

     

    While you're here, you will connect with your admissions professionals, meet with faculty, explore campus with a current student as your guide, and enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch in our spacious dining hall.

  • Saturday Visits

    Register now: 

    January 22, 2022

    February 12, 2022

    March 26, 2022

    April 9, 2022

    May 14, 2022

    May 21, 2022


    Saturday Visit Days are half-day, in-person visits perfect for busy families who can’t visit during the work/school week. 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.  

  • Faith Visit Friday

    Register now: 

    February 18, 2022

    March 25, 2022

    April 22, 2022


    During your Faith Visit Friday, you'll discover the deep sense of spirituality and faith that so many of our students have come to experience and enjoy! Your visit offers all the essential elements of our weekday visits and will incorporate an optional mass and a meeting with our Campus Ministry team members.

  • ACT On Campus

    Register now:

    Saturday ACT Options

    Register to take the ACT on Campus during select Saturday ACT Testing Events and receive your scores within one week.  Pre-Registration is required.

     
    January 22, 2022

    ACT Morning Test Only

    ACT Morning Campus Visit with Afternoon Test

    ACT Afternoon Test Only

     

    March 26, 2022

    ACT Morning Test Only

    ACT Morning Campus Visit with Afternoon Test

    ACT Afternoon Test Only

     

    May 21, 2022

    ACT Morning Test Only

    ACT Morning Campus Visit with Afternoon Test

    ACT Afternoon Test Only


    Weekday ACT Options 

    You can register to take the Residual ACTs Monday through Friday in our very accommodating Testing Center.  Contact Ms. Terri Kirby, Academic Support Specialist, to schedule the exam. You can call her at 814.472.3287 or email her at  tkirby@francis.edu

  • Aviation Virtual Informational Session

    Register now:

    January 26, 2022 at 6PM EST


    Have you considered becoming a pilot while earning your college degree and taking your career to new heights?

     

    The Aviation Concentration at SFU is a unique opportunity to earn your fixed-wing pilot’s license while earning your bachelor’s degree in things like healthcare, engineering, business, criminal justice, and more!  The combinations and possibilities of your future horizons are virtually endless!

     

    Join us for a virtual informational session that will feature flight instructors, professional pilots, current students, and SFU faculty to learn how you can become a pilot and become that someone at Saint Francis University.

     

    Aviation

     

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 include various stops in academic buildings, campus dining locations, the library, and the student center. Along the tour, our ambassadors will provide you with facts about Saint Francis University's history and traditions.

     

    Residence hall rooms are included as part of the campus tour. The residential experience of college life is a significant learning opportunity for students. We want you to see your home away from home!

     

    Please wear comfortable walking shoes. If anyone in your party needs special transportation or other accommodations, we're happy to help, but please let us know ahead of time.

  • Where we like to stay
  • Where we like to eat
  • What we like to do
  • Cresson, PA

    Cresson House Bed & Breakfast

     

    Ebensburg, PA

    Quality Inn

    Noon Collins Inn

     

    Johnstown, PA 

    Hampton Inn 

     

    Altoona, PA 

    Wingate by Wyndham

  • Cresson, PA

    Vito’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

     

    Ebensburg, PA

    Off the Rak

    Pour on Center

     

    Saint Francis University - All located on campus

    Torvian Dining Hall, Frankies Campus Club, and Adamucci Café (Proudly serving Starbucks)

  • Ebenbsurg, PA 

    Nathan's Divide Watershed Education Center

    Ghost Town Trail

     

    Altoona, PA

    Altoona Curve Minor League Baseball

    DelGrosso Amusement Park

    Blue Knob Ski Resort

     

    Johnstown, PA

    Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center

    Heritage Discovery Center