Saint Leo University Announces Merger with Marymount California University
July 29, 2021

Photo: (left) Aerial view of Saint Leo University / (right) Aerial view of Marymount California UniversityOfficials announce signed agreement, now seeking accrediting approval  ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University President Jeffrey Senese announced today that the university has signed an agreement to merge with Marymount California University, following a vote from the university’s board of […]

Saint Leo University Opens Innovative Esports Arena, Welcomes New Team
March 11, 2021

New home to hottest sport includes 12 state-of-the-art gaming stations for team, students Saint Leo University unveiled its newest amenity, a 12-station Esports Arena, on Wednesday, March 10, in Apartment Building 5 at the university’s residential campus in Pasco County. The new arena will serve as the home to the university’s new esports team, and […]

Saint Leo University Holds Courageous Conversations on Justice and Redemption
January 20, 2021

Saint Leo University is presenting a free webinar series, “Courageous Conversations,” a six-part series examining social justice issues from different perspectives across multiple disciplines. The public is invited, and it is not necessary to attend all sessions, but everyone is invited to do so. The series is focusing on social justice issues and topics included […]

Saint Leo University Welcomes Rev. Randall Meissen as University Chaplain
December 14, 2020

ST. LEO, FL – The word “catholic” with a lowercase C means “universal” or “inclusive.” And that is part of the goals of the Rev. Randall Meissen, university chaplain, for Saint Leo University: to be open and welcoming to all. Meissen recently joined the university and leads the University Ministry team.     “As the university […]

Saint Leo University’s ‘Courageous Conversations’ to Examine Social Justice Issues – in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
September 16, 2020

Saint Leo University will present a six-part series, Courageous Conversations, examining social justice issues. This free, virtual discussion will look at topics included in Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, from different perspectives across multiple disciplines. The first session will focus on race and racism and is set for 7 […]

Saint Leo University Begins Welcoming New Students for Fall Semester
August 20, 2020

ST. LEO, FL – This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Leo University is welcoming students to its campus over several days in order to protect the health and safety of everyone. The process began with a “move-in day” on Tuesday, August 18. New and transfer students will move to campus, 33701 State Road […]

Saint Leo University Extends Online Classes Through End of Spring Terms
March 18, 2020

Florida Commencement Ceremonies Postponed, Rescheduled for June 1 ST. LEO, FL ­– Saint Leo University officials have decided to extend the university’s online course delivery for the remainder of the spring terms and will postpone Florida commencement ceremonies.  After hearing the recommendation of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the state universities, Saint Leo has followed suit. […]

Saint Leo University to Move Classes Online to Avoid Spread of COVID19 (March 12, 2020)
March 12, 2020

Residential Students are to Remain Home, and Classes Resume Online March 23; Education Centers Move to Online-Only Classes on March 16 ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University has decided to make adjustments to university operations and move to online classes. The university is following guidance issued to the state universities in Florida regarding the coronavirus.  Saint Leo’s students at […]

Saint Leo University Breaks Ground for Wellness Center
February 10, 2020

Saint Leo University broke ground Thursday, February 6, 2020, for a Wellness Center located on the west end of campus by Lake Jovita. The 59,000-square-foot facility will create an environment for holistic health and well-being that integrates student recreation, fitness, health services, counseling services, and campus ministry. See photos from the groundbreaking below. Focusing on […]

Saint Leo University Ready to Welcome Record 1,001 New Students
August 12, 2019

 Move-in Day for New Lions Set for August 15, Classes Begin August 20 There will be many new faces at Saint Leo University as the new academic year kicks off next week. Make that: There will be lots and lots of new faces! The university is expecting 815 new freshmen and 186 transfer students—1,001—when classes […]

Saint Leo University Celebrates More than 1,250 Graduates in Commencement Ceremonies
April 30, 2019

The Saint Leo University community came together to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2019 with two commencement ceremonies at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL, on Saturday, April 27. The university awarded more than 1,250 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and associate degrees. The festivities kicked off on Friday, April 26, at the main […]

Saint Leo University Offering Transfer Students New Scholarships, 50% Tuition
April 22, 2019

   Open House Planned for May 4 for Those Interested in Study Florida Transfer Scholarship Saint Leo University is offering a new scholarship to ease the transition for transfer students pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree. The Study Florida Transfer Scholarship, which awards students who have earned an associate degree a 50 percent tuition discount, is […]

Saint Leo University to Hold Summer Robotics Camps for Youths
April 8, 2019

As the United States celebrates National Robotics Week (April 6-14), Saint Leo University is expanding its summer robotics camp programs for youths. The university began offering the popular Girls Can! Robotics Camp in 2015, under the direction of Dr. Monika Kiss, professor of mathematics. Last year, a camp for boys was added to Saint Leo’s […]

New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Candy, Sweets Top Lenten Sacrifices
March 5, 2019

Christians, Catholics to Take Part in 40-Day Observance, Poll Indicates SAINT LEO, FL –Americans say they will stash the Reese’s Cups and drop their daily Dunkin doughnuts as Lent begins Wednesday (March 6) and they give up candy, sweets, and chocolate for 40 days. A new Saint Leo University Polling Institute survey shows that 29.2 […]

Saint Leo University Named as Top 10 Military Friendly® School
January 31, 2019

Commitment to Student-Veterans, Active Duty Military, Families Recognized ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University recently was named a Top 10 Gold-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient for 2019-2020 in the category of private institutions offering doctoral degrees. Saint Leo is ranked seventh in the nation as a Military Friendly® School. Now in its 10th […]

Saint Leo University Earns U.S. News Honors for Online Bachelor’s Programs
January 16, 2019

Saint Leo University was named as providing two of the best online programs in the United States, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs edition, which was released January 16. Saint Leo ranked 69th in the Best Online Programs for bachelor’s degrees, tied with the University of Cincinnati, University of North Dakota, […]

Saint Leo University Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Offering Online Classes
December 3, 2018

ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University on December 5 will celebrate its 20th anniversary of offering online education. Launched in December 1998, Saint Leo was one of the first institutions to embrace online education with the creation of the Center for Online Learning. In 1996, the university faced declining enrollments and increasing deficits. Under […]

Saint Leo University Begins Christmas Season With Blessing of Nativity, Tree
November 27, 2018

ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University kicked off the Christmas season at the university’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the main campus on November 27. Father Kyle Smith, university chaplain, read the Christmas story from gospel of Luke: “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should […]

Saint Leo University to Hold a Dialogue on Antisemitism in the U.S.
October 31, 2018

Following  the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh that killed 11 members of a Jewish synagogue, The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) of Saint Leo University invites everyone to a dialogue on antisemitism in the United States today, facilitated by Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, of Congregation Beth Am, Tampa, and Dr. Matthew Tapie, Assistant Professor of Theology, and […]

Saint Leo University Hosting Open House on September 29
September 10, 2018

Prospective Students Invited to Learn More about Academics, Organizations, Financial Aid ST. LEO – Saint Leo University will host two open houses this fall. Students of all ages are welcome to attend with their families and friends from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 29. A second open house is planned for November 10. […]

Saint Leo University Welcomes More than 700 New Students
August 17, 2018

Volunteers, including new president, help make the move-in process easy ST, LEO, FL ­ ­– Home sweet home: More than 700 new students moved to Saint Leo University’s main campus on Thursday, August 16. They were welcomed by orientation leaders, faculty, staff, administration, student-athletes, and coaches. As a car loaded with back-to-school gear would pull […]

Saint Leo’s First Provost Elected University’s 10th President
July 30, 2018

 Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese Creating Plans for National, International Growth Jeffrey D. Senese was elected as president of Saint Leo University on July 26 by the Board of Trustees. Senese is the university’s 10th president. He has served as the acting president of the university since the retirement of William J. Lennox Jr. on April […]

Saint Leo University Makes a Difference, Ships Bottle Caps for Recycling
March 23, 2018

Close to 15,000 pounds of plastic donated for Caps of Love Project to provide wheelchairs SAINT LEO – Saint Leo University is focused on helping others and saving the planet—one plastic cap at a time. On Thursday, March 22, the university shipped about 15,000 pounds of bottle caps for recycling. The university again collected plastic […]

Saint Leo Makes A Difference On Campus and Off
November 3, 2017

Volunteers from across the nation, including those from Saint Leo University, observed Make A Difference Day on October 28. University Campus hosted a day of community service with volunteer opportunities offered on campus and off. “Saint Leo University participates in Make A Difference Day to demonstrate our core values of community and responsible stewardship,” said […]

Saint Leo University and Community Partners Donate Wheelchair to Woodland Student through Caps of Love Program
July 27, 2017

Saint Leo University’s core values of community and responsible stewardship were on full display on July 13, 2017, as the university presented a new wheelchair to Michael Ledford, a rising fourth-grader at Woodland Elementary School in Zephyrhills, FL. Michael’s wheelchair was purchased using funds raised by Saint Leo and its many community partners through the […]

Bishop Parkes Named Saint Leo University Trustee
July 14, 2017

Saint Leo University welcomed the Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL, as its newest member of the university’s board of trustees, effective July 1. Members of the volunteer board exemplify the university’s six core values and give of their time and expertise to ensure Saint Leo students receive […]