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Academic Facilities

On the academic front, our facilities includes academic buildings centered around both lecture and project/lab-based learning and a library and learning commons, and various student support offices.

  • Administration & Instruction

    SCOTUS HALL Completed in 1967 as part of a complex including Padua and Sullivan Halls, Scotus contains classrooms and administrative offices. It will be renovated to house the School of Arts & Letters.

    PADUA HALL The offices of Admissions, Residence Life, Student Development, and Financial Aid are located on the second floor of Padua Hall. The Padua Express and classrooms are on the lower level.

    RAYMOND HALL  The dormitory where the legendary Red Flash basketball All-American of the '50's Maurice Stokes once lived has been renovated and now houses, the Department of Occupational Therapy, the Business Office, Human Resources, Advancement and Alumni Relations. 

    ST. FRANCIS HALL The former friary, this building is now the home of Campus Ministry. 

    SCIENCE CENTER The School of Sciences, consisting of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and MECS (Mathematics, Engineering, & Computer Science), is housed in the three-story, 70,000 square foot Science Center completed in 2013. The state-of-the-art facility provides dedicated undergraduate research space, student work spaces, and lounge areas as well as specialized teaching classrooms and laboratories.

    SULLIVAN HALL The Department of Physician Assistant Sciences is located in this four-story building which is slated to be renovated to house the School of Health Sciences.

    SCHWAB HALL. Erected in 1931 with financial assistance from former steel baron Charles M. Schwab, this building was renovated and expanded in 2016 and is now the home of The Shields School of Business.

    LIBRARY AND LEARNING COMMONS. The Library and Learning Commons is a dynamic community resource, providing access to information, offering instruction, and serving a proactive leadership role in support of the mission of Saint Francis University. Facilities include: electronic classrooms, the Bud Shuster Conference Room/Instruction Lab, group study, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), and the Margaret M. Tobin Center for Archives and Special Collections, the home of the University archives and records center.

    The Library and Learning Commons provides access to its collections and online resources through the Library webpage at  library.francis.edu. Access to materials not housed in the library can be obtained through interlibrary loan. All members of the University community may borrow materials and obtain other services from the library by presenting a valid Saint Francis University identification card. The library is open year-round, with the exception of official University holidays. A complete posting of current library policies, regular hours, services, and other general information can be found by visiting the Library webpage.  Also located within the library facility is IT Services including the Laptop Help Desk, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Writing Center, and the Tutoring Center.

    SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and its Extension facilities exist to provide dynamic cultural programming with an American perspective of the visual arts to the diverse people who inhabit the Southern Alleghenies mountain region. The intent of the museum is to develop an understanding and appreciation of American art from a broad and historical perspective as well as from a contemporary state and regional one.

    DOROTHY DAY OUTREACH CENTER: SOCIAL OUTREACH The Dorothy Day Outreach Center is the social outreach arm of Saint Francis University. The mission of the Center is two-fold. One goal is to educate the University students in issues of social concern and justice and to involve them in volunteer service through an array of programs on campus and in the local communities. The second goal is to offer assistance to the economically, socially, and mentally challenged of local communities and institutions.

    SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER. This building houses the Small Business Development Center, one of 18 centers in Pennsylvania, and the Center for Global Competitiveness. The Center provides free and confidential business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Services include assistance in the areas of accounting, financial analysis, business planning, and marketing.

    DISEPIO INSTITUTE FOR RURAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS. The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness offers a series of health promotion and rehabilitation services to the University and the surrounding community, particularly those who are underserved living in rural areas. The curricular and research dimensions of the Institute enable the academic departments to enhance their programs of study including, where applicable, clinical education. Recreational and co-curricular programming sponsored through the Institute allows the University community to engage in health and wellness activities and programs designed to promote optimal, holistic health of body, mind, and spirit. The service dimension of the Institute provides improved access to preventive services and specialty rehabilitation care to reduce the burden of chronic illness in the rural communities of Pennsylvania.