Freshmen – Visit Campus

We want you to come and see the University of St. Francis!

We’re just outside Chicago, in Joliet, Illinois. Come to campus and visit with current students, meet with an admission counselor, sit in on a class, or talk with a coach. We encourage you to visit us on campus early in your college search process and come back more than once to see for yourself if the University of St. Francis is the place you want to call home. We offer several dates and options for campus visits and encourage you to select the option below that best meets your needs. Please RSVP for an event, email or call 815-740-2270 or 800-735-7500.


Personal Campus Visit

Plan a visit on a day and time that works best for you. Come for a personal tour and a one-on-one meeting with your admission counselor. There are many other options to personalize your experience, such as sitting in on a class, talking with faculty in your area of interest or meeting with a coach. Tell us who you want to see and when.

Visits can be scheduled during the office hours listed below:


Saturday Information Sessions

Please join us for a short-format Saturday Information Session! You will learn more about what St. Francis offers in an admission presentation from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by a 15-minute Q&A session, and culminating with a campus tour from 10:45-11:30 a.m. An admission counselor will be available after the tour to answer additional questions. These sessions are offered on most Saturdays and space is limited to three people per family. To reserve your spot, please contact our Welcome Center 815-740-2270.

Upcoming 2017 Saturday Information Sessions:

  • November 11 & 18
  • December 2 & 9


Freshman Campus Visit Day

Visit Days are weekend events offered twice a year for high school students and their families. These programs offer an overview of the university, student panel, opportunity to speak with faculty at the academic and activities fair, student-led campus tour, program specific presentations and lunch on campus. Bring your family on a weekend and learn about the USF experience!


Bernie Campus Visit Days

Bernie Campus Visit Days are information sessions that take place on school holidays such as Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Presidents’ Day. These visit days offer prospective students and their families an admission presentation, a student panel Q & A, and a student-led campus tour. Your host for the day is Bernie himself, USF’s beloved mascot! Morning and afternoon presentations allow you greater flexibility to do multiple things on your school holiday. There will be two programs each day, as listed below.


Freshman & Transfer Nursing Campus Visit Day

Interested in pursuing your undergraduate nursing education at USF? The Freshman & Transfer Nursing Campus Visit Day is a must! Come meet the dean and faculty from the Leach College of Nursing, get a tour of the nursing lab, a student-led tour of campus, and learn about the admission requirements.


Career Opportunity Programs

Many students know the field they want to go into, but don’t know all the opportunities available within the field. Career Opportunity Programs aim to show students the many different career paths a particular degree will prepare them for.

  • Please check back in, we will be adding some of these events soon.


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