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Visits and Tours

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    The best way to discover Saint Francis University is to schedule a visit!

    There’s a certain feeling to the University that just doesn’t come through in a brochure. We recommend that you walk around campus, talk to the people, and learn what it means to be a part of the Red Flash Family!

    Undergraduate Visit Options

  • Open Houses

    OHOur Open House Days are full-day programs designed to help you learn more about life at SFU. Open Houses include conversation with academic and co-curricular representatives, a walking tour of campus, lunch, and breakout special interest sessions.  

    Schedule to Attend


    Sample Summer Open House Agenda: Friday, July 22 and Friday, August 5 

    Registration & Breakfast 
    Enjoy a light continental breakfast before departing for our day.

    The road from high school to college can be an intimidating one, so meet your personal admissions counselor and the rest of the enrollment team who will be your guides every step of the way.

    Academic & Co-Curricular Opportunities
    Engage with faculty in your field and discuss the professional and research opportunities awaiting you. Save time to talk with clubs and organizations about your life as an SFU student, from semesters in France to joining your future fraternity/sorority. 

    Campus Tour
    We’ll guide you on a walking tour around our 600-acre mountaintop campus. It isn’t just near the great outdoors: it IS the great outdoors.

    Enjoy lunch at Torvian, our student dining hall.

    The Admission & Financial Aid Process 
    Get the information you need to apply for admission: what the committee is looking for, how to successfully navigate the financial aid process, and much more.

    Daily Visits

    DVAn individual visit offers a much more flexible itinerary than group visits, with appointments offered Monday through Friday, year round. Most visits include a campus tour and a meeting with your admission counselor, but you can personalize your visit to fit your interests. By request, we can also set up appointments with professors or staff members in other areas of interest.  

    Schedule to Attend


    Sample Individual Visit Agenda 

    10:55 a.m.     Arrive to Admissions Office
    11:00 a.m.     Meet with Faculty within your Major
    12:00 p.m.     Lunch at Torvian Dining Hall
    1:00 p.m.       Meet with Admissions 
    2:00 p.m.       Campus Tour

    Saturday Preview Days


    Can't attend a full-day program? Saturday Preview Days are the perfect introduction to Saint Francis! Led by Admissions Staff members, these days review academics, admissions and financial aid at SFU. A student-guided campus tour highlights many topics that are important to first-year students, including housing, dining, academics and extracurricular activities. Your day will begin at 9:30 AM and end with lunch.


    Sample Saturday Preview Day Agenda 

    Registration & Light Refreshments 
    Program Welcome  
    Walking Tour of Campus, led by an SFU Ambassador 
    Admissions/Financial Aid Information Session 

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    • July 22nd Open House

      Our Next Open House: July 22nd

      Learn more about our academic programs and campus life at our Summer 2016 undergraduate open house on Friday, July 22, 2016.


      Open House Registration