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2021-2022 Events

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USF Campus Visit Day

  • Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021 & Sunday, May 20, 2022
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Description: Visit Days are weekend events offered on campus twice a year for high school students and their families. These programs offer an overview of the university, current USF student panel, opportunity to speak with faculty at the academic and activities fair, student-led campus tour, program specific presentations and snacks on campus. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! Bring your family and learn about the USF experience! Register for a USF Campus Visit Day now.

Discover USF Days

  • Date: Monday, October 11, 2021 & Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Time: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Description: Discover USF Days are on campus information sessions that take place on school holidays such as Columbus Day, and Presidents’ Day. Morning and afternoon presentations allow you greater flexibility to do multiple things on your school holiday. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! Register for a Discover USF Day now.

Nursing Visit Day

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Description: The Nursing Campus Visit Day program is the most comprehensive on campus introduction to our nursing program, which consist of presentations from the Leach College of Nursing, a student panel, Simulation Lab & Clinical Skills Lab demonstrations. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! The program includes continental breakfast and a healthy snack. Register for the Nursing Visit Day now.

Saturday Information Sessions

  • 2021-22 Dates:
    • In-Person: June 5 & 19 2021; Virtual: June 12, 2021
    • In Person: July 10 & 24, 2021; Virtual: July 17, 2021
    • In Person: September 11, 2021; Virtual: September 25, 2021
    • In Person: October 2 & 16, 2021; Virtual: October 9, 2021
    • In Person: November 6, 2021; Virtual: November 20, 2021
    • In Person: December 4, 2021
    • In Person: January 22, 2022; Virtual: January 29, 2022
    • In Person: February 5 & 19, 2022; Virtual: February 26, 2022
    • In Person: March 5, 2022; Virtual: March 26, 2022
    • In Person: April 2 & 23, 2022: Virtual: April 9, 2022
  • Description: Please join us for a short-format Saturday Information Session! Offered most Saturdays, at these sessions 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. With questions, please call our Welcome Center at 815-740-2270. Click here to register for a Saturday Information Session.

Personal Campus Visit

  • Fall 2021 Schedule: Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Description: Plan an on-campus visit on a day and time that works best for you. Come for a one-on-one meeting with your admission counselor, followed by and a main campus tour. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! Click here to register for a Personal Campus Visit.

Transfer, Adult Degree Completion & Graduate Student Open Houses

  • Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 & Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Description: Are you a transfer or adult student looking to visit campus? Our open house events are designed to give you an in-person look at your future here at the University of St. Francis. Whether you’re thinking about transferring from a community college, coming to us from military service, completing your degree as an adult learner, or achieving a Master’s or Doctoral degree, USF has a program that will suit your needs and interests. Click here to register for an upcoming Open House.

Nursing Visit Day

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Description: The Nursing Campus Visit Day program is the most comprehensive on campus introduction to our nursing program, which consist of presentations from the Leach College of Nursing, a student panel, Simulation Lab & Clinical Skills Lab demonstrations. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! The program includes continental breakfast and a healthy snack. Register for the Nursing Visit Day now.

Saturday Information Sessions

  • 2021-22 Dates:
    • In-Person: June 5 & 19 2021; Virtual: June 12, 2021
    • In Person: July 10 & 24, 2021; Virtual: July 17, 2021
    • In Person: September 11, 2021; Virtual: September 25, 2021
    • In Person: October 2 & 16, 2021; Virtual: October 9, 2021
    • In Person: November 6, 2021; Virtual: November 20, 2021
    • In Person: December 4, 2021
    • In Person: January 22, 2022; Virtual: January 29, 2022
    • In Person: February 5 & 19, 2022; Virtual: February 26, 2022
    • In Person: March 5, 2022; Virtual: March 26, 2022
    • In Person: April 2 & 23, 2022: Virtual: April 9, 2022
  • Description: Please join us for a short-format Saturday Information Session! Offered most Saturdays, at these sessions 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. With questions, please call our Welcome Center at 815-740-2270. Click here to register for a Saturday Information Session.

Personal Campus Visit

  • Fall 2021 Schedule: Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Description: Plan an on-campus visit on a day and time that works best for you. Come for a one-on-one meeting with your admission counselor, followed by and a main campus tour. All students in attendance will receive a free USF t-shirt! Click here to register for a Personal Campus Visit.

Transfer, Adult Degree Completion & Graduate Student Open Houses

  • Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 & Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Description: Are you a transfer or adult student looking to visit campus? Our open house events are designed to give you an in-person look at your future here at the University of St. Francis. Whether you’re thinking about transferring from a community college, coming to us from military service, completing your degree as an adult learner, or achieving a Master’s or Doctoral degree, USF has a program that will suit your needs and interests. Click here to register for an upcoming Open House.

Campus Visits & Tours

On-site Personal Visit
& Student Led Tour

Come and visit us at our beautiful residential campus just outside Chicago, in Joliet, Illinois.

Plan a visit on a day and time that works best for you. Come for a one-on-one meeting with your admission counselor, followed by a main campus tour.

Virtual Visit
& Student Led Tour

Schedule a virtual visit today to see firsthand everything the University of St. Francis has to offer.

Your visit will include a one-on-one meeting with your Admissions Counselor followed by a Virtual Tour with one of our Student Ambassadors.

Virtual or Phone Appointments with Counselors

If you’ve already applied and you’ve been assigned a counselor, you can click here if you are a graduate or adult undergraduate student, or click here if you are a high school or community college student, to schedule a visit with that individual. Otherwise, you can quickly and conveniently schedule some time with our admissions staff by using the appointment links below. We suggest that you have your transcripts, test scores (if applicable) and a list of your questions in front of you for the appointment!

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What is covered:

  • General University of St. Francis Information
  • Program Requirements
  • Admission Requirements
  • Transcript/Credit Evaluations
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Next Steps
  • Take an Optional Virtual Tour

Choose an Appointment Option Below:

Virtual Information Sessions
(Online Group Presentations)

Join us for a short-format virtual Information Session! Offered on select weekdays and Saturdays at varying times to accommodate your schedule. At these sessions you will learn more about what St. Francis offers in a virtual admission presentation with a chance for Q&A before and after our virtual campus tour.

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What is covered:

  • History
  • Programs
  • Requirements
  • How to apply
  • Financial Aid
  • Q &A

This is done via web conferencing; you will receive a link to participate.

Choose an Option to RSVP Below:

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