Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend

August 22-25, 2024

Your Invitation to Adventure

Welcome Weekend is where your great adventure begins. Over the course of four days, you’ll become fully acclimated to life at the University of Saint Francis. In addition to learning the nuts and bolts of campus, you’ll meet people, make friends and have fun!

“Welcome Weekend is like a big family event. Everyone is super welcoming and helpful. By the time it’s over, you’ll feel completely at home.”

— Ashley Childress ’25

Environmental Science and Biology Pre-Vet major

Welcome Weekend will also prepare you for the greater adventure that is to come: your education and experience at the University of Saint Francis. As a Catholic institution, our education focuses on the whole person—mind, body and spirit—and is applicable to all. Here, you will discover who you are, what you were created for and how you can contribute to the world.

Parents and families are welcome to join us on Thursday from the start of the day through the Matriculation Celebration. We kindly ask that parents and families say their goodbyes after the Matriculation Celebration, as the remaining events of the weekend are intended for students only.

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

— St. Francis of Assisi

Meet Your Orientation and Welcome Leaders (OWLs)! These student leaders will be present at Orientation and Welcome Weekend events to assist you in your transition to life at Saint Francis.

Campus Address
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Map and Directions

Whether you live on campus or commute, your student experience extends well beyond the classroom. Discover campus life at Saint Francis.