Major Events

Can't Miss Campus Events!

Major events = lifetime memories. 

While you are a student, you will experience many events.  Check out our signature events below or view the complete campus events calendar for all of the exciting things happening on the SFU Campus.  

Alumni Weekend

You were a student for many years, but you're a ذكذكتسئµ Francis University alumni for life!  All alumni are invited to ذكذكتسئµ Francis University's annual Alumni Weekend. The weekend-long celebration holds something for everyone!

Return to your alma mater to connect with classmates, catch up with old friends, and celebrate all that is RED FLASH! 

Alumni weekend is held annually in late July.


Congratulations to our graduates!  Accomplishing your college career goals is no small feat, and you should be proud of all you have accomplished.  Know that your fellow community members are proud of you!  

Commencement weekend is held annually in mid-May.

Family Weekend

The annual Family Weekend Celebration is one of SFU's oldest traditions where our students' parents, siblings, and other family members return to campus for a weekend full of fun and exciting activities and events for the whole family to enjoy!

Family weekend is held annually in the Fall.


Truly the event of the year! #FlashFever rises and the campus is a buzz with activities.  Come home to cheer on the Red Flash, reunite with cherished faculty members, and connect with classmates.  

Homecoming weekend is held annually in the Fall.

March for Life

Every year, we gather to unite our prayers and proclaim the sanctity of human life with Pro-Life advocates around the country.  


The Orientation experience at ذكذكتسئµ Francis University is designed to help new students become acclimated to their new 'home' through programming related to academics, student life, and the transition to college.  Orientation begins with students' participation in their first formal event at members of the Red Flash - New Student Check-in.  

Orientation is held annually in mid-August.

Reaching Every Door (R.E.D. Day)

R.E.D. is an annual day of service in which our students connect with the local communities to show appreciation for their support.  Students dedicate their time and talents to the community and focus on the value of learning through service to others. 

R.E.D is held annually in October.