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Visits and Tours

Visit Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) in person and discover the beauty of our 600 acre scenic campus nestled in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Come for a preview day or schedule an individual visit. We look forward to meeting you!

Visit the Covid-19 webpage to read how our approach to visits and other initiatives follow guided safety precautions.

  • Daily Visit (Offered M-F)

    On-Campus Daily Visit
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    Experience for yourself what life is like as a SFU student.

    While you’re here you can:

    • discuss admissions, scholarship and financial aid information with your designated admissions counselor
    • explore campus with a current student as your guide
      tour a residence hall
    • learn more about student involvement opportunities
    • connect with faculty from the areas of your academic interests
    • customize your day by requesting time with fine arts, student life, esports, campus ministry, and more!
    • enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch in our spacious dining hall

    Offered 5 days a week Monday through Friday
    Morning (9:00AM - 12:00PM) or Afternoon (1:00PM - 4:00PM) options available.

    Please provide 2 business days for our team to coordinate your personalized visit experience.

    (Can’t make it to campus? See our virtual daily visit options!)

    On-Campus Daily Visit Registration

      Virtual Daily Visit (Offered M-F)

      Virtual Daily Visit
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      Virtual visits include a schedule designed to connect you to faculty, current students and your designated admissions counselor.

      During your interactive virtual visit you can:

      • discuss admissions, scholarship and financial aid information with your designated admissions counselor
      • take in the panoramic view along a guided virtual tour of campus led by a current student
      • learn more about student involvement opportunities
      • connect with faculty from the areas of your academic interests

      Offered 5 days a week Monday through Friday
      Morning (9:00AM - 12:00PM) or Afternoon (1:00PM - 4:00PM) options available.

      Please provide 2 business days for our team to coordinate your personalized visit experience.

      Virtual Daily Visit Registration

      Faith Visit Fridays

      Faith Visit Friday

      If you're looking for spiritual growth and discovery while away at college, Saint Francis University is the place to be! 90% of graduates credit the Franciscan presence and characteristics of their SFU experience as significant and impactful in their lives (link to first destination report).

      During your Faith Visit Friday you'll discover the deep sense of spirituality and faith that so many of our students have come to experience and enjoy! Faith Visit Fridays will incorporate an optional mass and a meeting with members of our Campus Ministry team along with the traditional visit components of:

      • a personal meeting with an admissions counselor,
      • a guided campus tour with a current student,
      • a personalized meeting with faculty from your program(s) of interest,
      • and a delicious lunch provided by our exceptional dining services.

      Saint Francis University is where you'll come to live and it's where you'll truly come to life! Begin your journey to Become That Someone that God has uniquely created you to be!

      Please provide 2 business days for our team to coordinate your personalized visit experience.

      (Can’t make it to campus? See our virtual daily visit options!)

      Friday, September 24th

      Friday, October 8th

      Friday, November 5th

        Saturday Visit Day (In-Person)

        On-Campus Saturday Visit Day

        Saturday Visit Days are half-day in-person visits perfect for busy families who can’t visit during the work/school-week.

        While you're here you can:

        • discuss admissions, scholarship and financial aid information with your admissions counselor and your enrollment team
        • explore campus with a current student as your guide while gaining insight to housing, dining, academics, and campus life
        • enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch in our spacious dining hall

        Your day will go from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

        Saturday, August 21st

        Saturday, August 28th

        Saturday, October 2nd

        Saturday, October 23rd

        Saturday, December 4th

          Red Flash Preview Day (In-Person)

          Red Flash Preview Day

          Come explore our beautiful, mountaintop campus! This full-day experience will allow you to see what SFU is all about!

          While you’re here you can:

          • connect with your admissions counselor and members of our admissions team
          • meet faculty from your academic programs of interest
          • learn more about campus life
          • get to know about our student support services
          • explore campus with a current student as your guide while gaining insight to housing, dining, academics, and campus life
          • enjoy a delicious, complimentary lunch in our spacious dining hall

          The day begins around 9:00 AM (EST) and will conclude around 3:00 PM. (EST)

          (Can’t make it to campus? See our virtual visit options!)


          Friday, August 6th

          Saturday, September 18th
          Family Weekend and a home football game!

          Saturday, October 9th
          Homecoming and a home football game!

          Saturday, November 6th
          Home football game!

          Holiday Discovery Events (Virtual)

          Holiday Discovery Events

          The campus may be closed for the Winter/Christmas break, but the Admissions Team is in the spirit of giving, and we want to give you an inside look at all that awaits you here at Saint Francis University!

          Register for one of these short, virtual events where you'll learn more about SFU and what makes us such a distinctive and exciting play to learn, discover, and become that someone you were always meant to be!

          (Can’t make it to campus? See our virtual visit options!)

          Tuesday, December 7th

          Thursday, December 16th

          Tuesday, December 21st

          Thursday, January 6th

          Red Flash for a Day (In-Person)

          Red Flash for a Day

          Thinking about what life might look like as a member of the Red Flash Family? Expand your visit by including an overnight stay in a residence hall hosted by one of our Bell Tower Ambassadors!

          You can also attend a wide variety of evening activities, sit in on a class and see how incredibly engaging our faculty are. Learn more about life in Loretto through our Red Flash for a Day visit experience!

          (Can’t make it to campus? See our virtual visit options!)

          Friday, October 1st

          Friday, October 15th

          Friday, October 22nd

          Friday, November 12th

          Self-Guided Virtual Tour

          Self-Guided Virtual Tour

          Can’t wait to check out our beautiful campus but can't yet make it to campus? Check out our virtual campus map. Select the "Virtual Daily Visits" option from the tabs above if you prefer a guided campus tour.

          Go Explore!

          VIP Overnight Visit

          Traveling from out of town? If your family is looking to visit campus, consider the added bonus of experiencing an overnight stay in one of our cozy campus cottages.

          The VIP Overnight Visit Experience begins the evening before your official Admissions campus visit.

          Learn more

          ACT on Campus

          Come to SFU for a campus visit and take the ACT!

          Here at SFU you can register to take the Residual ACTs Monday through Friday in our very accommodating Testing Center

          or

          check out our monthly ACT Testing Events to take your test on select Saturdays.

          Explore Your Options

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