Wolf and Kettle Day

The Story of the Wolf and Kettle

Wolf and Kettle Day is celebrated every Giving Tuesday (the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving) as a way to recognize and thank the alumni and donors who supported USF before us. They helped shape USF into the university it is today.

The legend of the Wolf and Kettle dates back many centuries to the Ignatius family of Loyola. The family was a large and wealthy one that generously provided food to the people in their town. The family had so much food left over that they even gave food to the wolves, an often feared and hated animal. Their generosity served to inspire the wolf and kettle logo that the SPC uses.

We celebrate each Wolf and Kettle Day with wolves and kettle corn for students, faculty and staff and lots of opportunities to thank those who have helped make our USF experience possible.

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The USF Fund enriches the experience of all students at USF by supporting efforts to recruit top faculty, expand academic programs and respond to the emerging needs of our campus and our world.