University of St. Francis celebrates spring with commencement

The University of St. Francis (USF) will celebrate spring with two commencement ceremonies on May 3 at its Joliet campus.

The day will begin with 199 master’s degree graduates from 24 states plus Vancouver and Ontario, Canada and Chile, along with two doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students from New York and Arizona, receiving their diplomas at the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony.

The public is invited to the Baccalaureate Mass at 4 p.m. April 27 in St Joseph Chapel, Motherhouse.

16603623_mThe University of St. Francis, at 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet, serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit