University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois serves nearly 4,000 students with on-campus and online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Learn more by visiting our website or reading the latest issue of Engaging Mind & Spirit magazine .
Feast of St. Francis Shines Spotlight on USF's Patron Saints
USF celebrated and honored Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, the university's patrons, in tandem with the Feast of St. Francis in October. Read on to learn more about these important figures who inspire USF's mission and core values... MORE
University Sees Strong New
Student Enrollment
Bucking the trend of lower college enrollments across Illinois, USF grew by two percent on strong new student enrollment. USF saw new student registrations jump ten percent across undergraduate, transfer, and graduate programs...  MORE
Dr. Tim Weldon’s Book Explores
Why People Like Ghost Stories
People like "the fun of the shudder," says USF's Tim Weldon, author of "Haunted Beauty: Aesthetics and Mindfulness in the Traditional Ghost Story.” Autumn and Halloween — a favorite time for ghost stories — adds to the ambiance. .. MORE