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University of St Francis


The University of St. Francis was established in 1920 by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate for the education of its own members.

  • In 1925, under the title Assisi Junior College, its doors opened to women outside the congregation.
  • Jan. 1, 1998, the institution became the University of St. Francis.



  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business & Health Administration
  • Education
  • Leach College of Nursing
Academic Programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
  • Adult Learning Programs
  • Master’s Degree Programs
  • Doctoral Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Regional Educational Academy for Leadership Programs
  • Corporate Partner Education Programs


A SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Program Feature “The effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the invasive species of crayfish faxonius rusticus and procambarus clarkii in relation to the degree of dependence on length of exposure and size of crayfish” .


The University of St. Francis Career Success Center staff assists students with their internship and employment needs. We are devoted to helping students and alumni research career options. In doing so, we focus on the individual needs, goals, and values of each student. The Career Success Center believes in personal and professional development therefore assistance with job search, resume and cover letter writing, along with career counseling are among the services available.

Student services

Student Government Association strives to bring the voice of all students to administrators, faculty, staff, and trustees to create cohesion and address all issues pertaining to student life on campus. The success and effectiveness of SGA relies on students actively participating in Senate and Committees.

Housing services

  • Motherhouse
  • Tower Hall
  • Marian Hall

Beds: 451 (Includes singles, doubles, suites, apartments in three residence halls.)

Library services

LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Library

  • eBooks 
  • Databases
  • e-Journal
  • Course Reserves

ICT services

The Technology Support Center (TSC) provides a single point of contact for all the University of St. Francis' technology support needs. The TSC is responsible for providing a multi-tier support model for all technical requests within the University. It supports online, campus, and classroom technology needs for all faculty, students, and staff.

Medical services

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. For other medical needs or health circumstances, you are invited to visit the Wellness Center, where a registered nurse provides basic medical services for students and makes referrals to other health care providers/agencies when necessary.

Campus life

  • The University of St. Francis is located in Joliet, Illinois on a beautiful, residential wooded main campus with nearby buildings housing the College of Nursing, a downtown Joliet campus, and athletic fields and facilities in the Joliet area. There’s also a USF campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico (housing our Physician Assistant program), and a shared campus site in the Czech Republic.
  • St. Clare Campus Dining
  • Main Campus Dining

Sports facilities

  • Harlow Lockwood Softball Field
  • Joliet Memorial Stadium
  • Route 66 Stadium
  • Pat Sullivan Center

Student clubs

  • Augustus Tolton Honor Society 
  • Beta Beta Beta Honor Society 
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma 
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Duns Scotus Honors 
  • Epsilon Delta Pi 
  • Kappa Delta Pi 
  • Kappa Gamma Pi
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Lambda Nu 
  • Phi Alpha 
  • Phi Alpha Theta 
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Psi Chi 
  • Rho Phi Lambda
  • Sigma Tau Delta 
  • Upsilon Delta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau 

  • The University of St. Francis is authorized to operate as a post-secondary educational institution by: The Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • The University of St. Francis is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

Joliet, Illinois, United States

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