Community isn’t just a place. At the University of Saint Francis, it’s a feeling. Whether you live on campus or commute, your student experience extends well beyond the classroom. Our warm, welcoming community is a place where you can try new things, where you can thrive, where you can be you.
Your life at Saint Francis will be:
Find academic assistance and career development support when you need it.
Get involved with a student club, attend student events, and join a student leadership team. There’s something for everyone!
Feel secure on a campus that makes your safety a top priority—Saint Francis is ranked #2 for safety in Indiana (Niche, 2023).
Get in the game with Intramural Sports or one of our 18 NAIA athletic teams—or just join in the spirit of game day at Saint Francis.
Make campus and the world a better place through service, faith and leadership.
Take care of your mind, body, and spirit through on-campus health, wellness and counseling services.
“The community on campus feels a lot like home. We all know each other and look out for each other. It’s like a family.”Josh Pedretti ’22 Psychology
“Saint Francis has a great community and I’ve learned how important it is to have positive people in my life. It has made me a more optimistic person.”Lizzie Gomez ’23 Pediatric Nurse (RN), Lutheran Hospital
“Everyone here is kind and welcoming. The first time I stepped on campus I felt at home. I knew then it was the right fit.”Colin White ’23 Graduate Assistant Resident Director, University of Saint Francis
Campus Life: A Closer Look
Make memories. Make lasting friendships. Make a difference.
Students on campus
Student clubs and organizations
Hours of community service each year
Student events annually
Living on campus
Housing and Dining
Your all-inclusive campus housing includes meals, wi-fi, parking, laundry and more. Our residence halls feature traditional rooms, suites and apartments, all with built-in social spaces. Residence life staff, including full-time professional staff and student RAs, are there for you, 24/7.
Activities and Events
From Welcome Weekend through Commencement, there’s so much happening at Saint Francis. Our Student Activities Council is always planning something fun, from dances to DIY events. With dozens of clubs, intramurals and athletics teams, there are plenty of ways to get involved and engage with your fellow Cougars.
Growing Your Faith
Ministry and Service
Regardless of your religious affiliation, you can discover, rediscover, or grow in your faith at Saint Francis. Attend Mass, join a Bible study group, go on a mission trip or simply spend quiet time in our holy spaces around campus.
“I’ve opened up since I’ve been at Saint Francis, and I’m more willing to try new things. I was pretty timid before, but now I’m always looking forward to something.”Sabrina Cortezano ’24 Nursing major
“The way Saint Francis approaches being an RA is different from what my friends at other schools experience. Here, we emphasize community building over rule enforcement. We work to make sure all students feel welcome, accepted, and part of the Saint Francis family.”Philip Eichman ‘24 Accounting major
“Living in the residence halls is a lot of fun. I’m a people person so I like having others close by. It’s giving me the true college experience!”Paige Fortkamp ’25 Nursing major