USF updates campus plan for fall semester

July 29, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 24, with several adjustments in place related to COVID-19 pandemic precautions. These new procedures are designed to promote safety and health in the USF community and to reduce the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. All decisions were Read More »


USF face coverings requirement begins July 27

July 23, 2020

The University of Saint Francis will align with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s mandate on face coverings, beginning Monday, July 27. Face coverings will be required in all indoor spaces and in outdoor spaces where proper social distancing is not possible. This will apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. Exemptions will exist for eating, Read More »


Links to helpful, updated COVID-19 information

July 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the University of Saint Francis strives to provide the latest helpful information for students, faculty, staff and community. Links for updated information: Indiana Gov. Holcomb’s Back on Track plan CDC Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers CDC IN.GOV Allen County Department of Health World Health Organization Parkview Health Lutheran Health Read More »


USF FACULTY: Updated Faculty FAQ for June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

For the June 4, 2020 update of Faculty FAQ regarding the University of Saint Francis procedure during the COVID-19 precautions, click here: Academic Affairs FAQ – 06.04.2020


USF adjusts undergraduate fall semester schedule as COVID-19 precaution

June 2, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis has adjusted its fall semester to finish on-campus undergraduate instruction prior to Thanksgiving as a COVID-19 pandemic precaution. The decision was made to limit possible increased exposure and spread of the virus among the USF community that might occur with students leaving and returning to campus Read More »


Free services available to USF students for mental and physical health

May 28, 2020

While all have been busy dealing with COVID-19 these past months, the University of Saint Francis understands students have had their own challenges and struggles to cope with during this year at the university. USF continues to seek the best ways to help all students during the summer months. Many shared the need for continued Read More »


USF distributes CARES Act funds to students

May 12, 2020

The University of Saint Francis is distributing funds to eligible students for financial relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). USF received $945,565 for student grants through the CARES Act for financial relief caused by disruption of studies by the COVID-19 pandemic. USF signed the Certification and Agreement on April Read More »


USF announces plan to return to on-campus instruction in fall

April 30, 2020

University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, sent an update to students, faculty and staff today about the university’s plan to return to on-campus instruction this fall. Her letter outlines the details: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As we conclude the 2019-2020 academic year, we all recognize that it was a challenging and unprecedented Read More »


USF alumna Kat Knutson volunteers to help COVID-19 patients in Kentucky

April 27, 2020

University of Saint Francis alumna Kat Knutson (BS ’17) didn’t hesitate when she received a request for volunteer healthcare workers to assist COVID-19 patients in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. “The second I got the email I was ready to volunteer. Send me tomorrow!” Knutson said. “When they called the first round of volunteers and I wasn’t Read More »


USF alumna and nurse practitioner Kelsey Richard talks about dealing with COVID-19

April 17, 2020

University of Saint Francis alumna Kelsey Richard (BSN ’16, MSN ’19) tries to take some time to disconnect from thinking about COVID-19 when she’s at home, but that’s easier said than done. Richard is one of the essential workers trying to help on the front lines. As a nurse practitioner in cardiology at Lutheran Hospital, Read More »


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