Joliet, Ill. – Celebrate the start of the holiday season with your friends and family from the University of St. Francis (USF)! Join USF on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 for the Joliet City Center Partnership’s annual “Light Up the Holidays” Parade in beautiful Downtown Joliet. USF’s own Bernie St. Bernard, this year’s parade grand marshal, will help Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and USF President Arvid C. Johnson light the Downtown Joliet Christmas tree at 5:15 p.m. Then, starting at 5:30 p.m., USF students, alumni and employees are invited to walk alongside or ride on USF’s float in the parade and showcase their USF pride! For more information, visit

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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