USF to Offer College-Specific Visit Days this Fall

August 7, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) is organizing a different type of college visit experience for prospective students by holding four college-specific visit days this fall. The events are designed to provide more detail than traditional campus visit days by focusing specifically on each of the university’s individual academic colleges.

USF visit days for this fall are scheduled as follows: Leach College of Nursing – Saturday, Sept. 8; College of Education – Saturday, Sept. 15; College of Arts & Sciences – Saturday, Sept. 29; and College of Business & Health Administration – Saturday, Oct. 6.

“We want to show off our campus and award-winning degree programs, but sometimes the whole-university visit can be overwhelming to students,” Eric Ruiz, USF Director of Undergraduate Admission said. “With college-specific events, students will learn more details about the programs in which they are most interested.”

Each visit day will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a campus tour and lunch on campus.

“High school juniors and seniors, community college students looking at transfer, and their families can visit USF for an overview of degree programs in the field they are most interested in. Each Saturday event will include meetings with University of St. Francis faculty from a specific college, round table discussions with current students, and presentations about classes, internships and research work,” Ruiz said.

During the campus tours, prospective students will also learn about the university’s recent improvement projects.

“The university has completed several building and improvement projects this summer,” Ruiz said. “From new energy efficient buildings, to better light fixtures, to campus wide recycling efforts, USF is making good on its mission. One of the university’s core principles is the care for creation and giving back and strengthen our community. As a reflection of that, you’ll now find on our campus black-eyed Susan, butterfly weeds, cleome, milkweed, rose of Sharon, sunflower, yarrow, and zinnias. USF’s garden supports a local bee hive, birds, and Monarch butterflies.”

The events are free, and students interested in attending should register online at Space is limited.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 4,100 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

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