USF alumni are building the foundation for future students.

You are one of more than 19,000 graduates from the University of Saint Francis, Saint Francis College, Lutheran School of Health Sciences and St. Joseph College of Nursing. As a member of this prestigious group, we hope you’ll join together and stay connected.

Whether you met your husband or wife in a corner of Brookside while studying for a Biology exam or began a life of service and leadership on your first mission trip to another country, your life was influenced during your time at USF. And now you have the opportunity to create the same experience for the students who follow you.

As an alumnus, you are vital to the advancement of USF’s mission of education. Through alumni events, class reunions and giving back to scholarships, schools and programs, you inspire, lead and support USF and future alumni.

Alumni tailgating at USF during Homecoming

As a USF alum, you are part of an important collective


Partnerships with the local community, volunteers, foundations and business leaders elevate the programs and initiatives of the USF campus community and northwest Indiana region.

Although you did not graduate from USF, your love for the blue and white is strong. Whether you support USF athletics as a member of the Cougar Club or golfing in the Cougar Classic to support athletic scholarships; attend stage productions created by the School of Creative Arts; volunteer as a student mentor; or serve as a guest speaker in USF classrooms, you are a dear friend. You allow USF to carry out its mission of education, giving each graduate the tools and experience required for a 21st century career.

Renovation Celebration

Sister Elise announcing the USF Downtown Campus project, connecting USF with downtown Fort Wayne

Parents & Families

From convocation to commencement, you have been a Cougar’s cheerleader.

You may not own a pair of pom-poms, but you have cheered your student on from the moment you took a campus tour. We celebrate your student’s accomplishments and remain dedicated to his or her success even after graduation.

To support your student’s success, our Career Outreach Center works hard to provide relevant and cutting-edge internships, resume and portfolio assistance, mock interviews with business leaders and placement services post-graduation. USF is invested in more than your student, though – we are invested in the success of your family. We couldn’t provide any of these services without the support of the parents and families who make up our Cougar community.

Families on Welcome Weekend

USF Parents are crucial to supporting our students and our university


Employee giving serves the mission of USF in many ways

As a staff or faculty member, your gift pulls double duty. On top of the time and talent you invest in our students, every dollar you give supports students and programs, and builds USF’s reputation and academic rankings. Every gift tells our students, alumni and friends that you believe in our shared mission of education so much that you are willing to invest in it.

But your gift doesn’t stop there. Over 70 percent of our graduates remain in the area to build careers, families and lives, so your investment stays here. Investing in USF means investing in the Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana community.

Doc Wiedman clapping at graduation

Gifts from USF employees show our students just how much we value their success