Student Life

The Office of Student Life provides many opportunities for students to become more involved throughout the university community. Students are encouraged to participate in the large selection of events that take place on and off campus and are invited to participate in the Student Government Association in order to address the needs and concerns of the student body.

The Student Activities Board, a function of Student Government, plans and implements major student entertainment programs on campus which include Homecoming, Little Sibs Day, Spring Fling, comedians, musicians, bowling nights, and other special events. Membership is open to all students.


Welcome New Students!

Are you about to become a new student at University of St. Francis? Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance! As a new student at the USF, you are bound to have questions. New Student Orientation is your most effective first step towards getting those questions answered. We are here to help you. You’ll learn inside tips from students, faculty and staff who will serve as your guides during your time at the USF.

You will have many opportunities available to you while at the USF. By the time you leave orientation, you’ll be on you way to becoming a successful USF student.

New Student Orientation is designed to help students:

  • Engage with the mission of USF, with a particular focus on the values of respect, integrity, service and compassion
  • Making the transition to USF as smooth as possible
  • Get answers to questions
  • Build connections with other students
  • Become familiar with campus resources
  • Provide professional academic advisement and assistance for new students
  • Advise new students of the policies, procedures, regulations, rights, and responsibilities governing USF
  • Introducing new students’ families to USF
  • Integrate new students into the Commuter and Residence Life program


Incoming Student Barbecue

A barbecue will be held July 12 on the USF Quad for all new incoming students. Click here to RSVP!


Fall 2018 New Student Orientation 

Mandatory for ALL new incoming students.

Fall 2018 Freshman Orientation: August 16-19, 2018
Schedule coming soon!
Click here to register.

Fall 2018 Transfer Orientation: August 17, 2018
Schedule coming soon!
Click here to register.

For any questions please contact Allie Youngren at 815-768-8378 or


SGA Clubs and Organizations

USF clubs, organizations and activities are designed with the varied interests of our students in mind. Join a club or organization to develop friendships, expand your horizons, exercise your mind and body and just have fun. Click here to view a list of our clubs, organizations and honor societies.